Author

Kirk Deeter

  • Trout Talk

    You gotta believe

    I’ve spent years writing magazine stories, even books, focused on tips to help anglers be more successful. Been all over the world… caught fish beyond my wildest imagination… seen things I never thought I’d encounter, and I rubbed shoulders along the way with some of the best anglers on the planet. I’ve been very lucky.  The…

  • Gear reviews

    The new Scott Centric is a rod for the ages

    When the tube arrived from Scott, I expected it to be something special.  So, I wanted the first analysis to more than a cursory shakedown. I headed to the grass field behind my house for some quality one-on-one time, poured myself a small mason jar of red wine, put on some Bose noise-cancelling headphones, strung up the…

  • Community

    The coronavirus may change fishing as we know it

    Ironically, 2020 is “The Year of the Rat.” Given how 2020 has unfolded so far, I actually consider that to be an insult to rats. But we are seeing some lifting of the pandemic fog where I live in Colorado and in many other places around the country—and fishing definitely stands to be affected… for…

  • Fishing

    Covid-19 and fly fishing

    two men fly fishing

    As we seek an 'out' to stay-at-home orders, how should anglers fish and how should guides conduct trips? Editor's note: The following is written behalf of Trout Unlimited and Angling Trade Media, and in partnership with the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA). A month ago, I tackled the fly-fishing “elephant in the room” with this piece in both…

  • Community

    To fish or not to fish during the outbreak

    Can we safely go fishing during the outbreak? A retired emergency room physician answers the questions we've all be asking about the wisdom of hitting the water during these troubling times.

    A trout stream running through a canyon at sunset.

    Editor's note: The following first appeared in Angling Trade magazine. Admittedly, things are moving fast and my own opinions have evolved quite a bit in the past several days especially. But one thing that really sticks out and absolutely warms my heart is the sheer class and integrity of the many people in fly fishing with…