Voices from the river

Voices from the River: The ONE bug

By Kirk Deeter

I love off-beat, impossible-to-answer questions like these:

What fly pattern do you think has caught the most fish in the history of the world? What do you think is the most common fly in the boxes of anglers throughout the world?

Of course, I always get the “If you had ONE fly…” question, and the answer I usually give is that it depends on the time and place. T he one fly I’d choose on the Snake River in September is, naturally, going to be different than the one fly I’d choose on the Delaware in April.

But if you pinned me down, I’d say one pattern would be in the mix as the answer to all those questions: The Muddler Minnow.

Check out the latest issue of TROUT magazine for Dave Whitlock’s column, “The Incredible Muddler Minnow.”

In typical fashion, Dave gives us the details on this incredible fly like nobody else has. The master on a masterpiece. It’s one of my favorite parts of the new Spring 2017 issue, which should be landing in your mailboxes right around now.

Kirk Deeter is the vice president of Trout Media and the editor of TROUT Magazine. He lives and works in the mountains west of Denver, Colo.

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