Author Archives: KirkDeeter

Five Resolutions

  As we point toward 2013, many of us are making the typical New Year’s resolutions.  And for anglers, those resolutions often involve catching a new species or visiting a piece of water that’s been on the “to-do” list for years. … Continue reading

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Who Shops with a Conscience Anymore?

The National Retail Federation estimates that 147 million Americans–roughly half the population–went shopping in one form or another last weekend.  Personally, I avoided the malls like the plague.  Some people consider shopping “sport.”  I do not.  I consider it a necessary … Continue reading

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How to Tie John Gribb’s “SB” Foam Mayfly

As promised in “Beyond Fur and Feathers,” a story on the fly tying innovatons of TU member John Gribb that ran in the Fall 2012 issue of TROUT magazine, here is the recipe for John’s “SB” (which stands for seat … Continue reading

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Are We Neglecting the East in TROUT?

As you know, I’m relatively new to this job as editor of TROUT magazine, and I certainly want to shape this publication in a way that satisfies the interests of all TU members (and potential members), no matter where they … Continue reading

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Stream Etiquette: How Much Should We Be Involved?

  The issue of how anglers treat each other when they’re on the water can sometimes have as much impact on “quality fishing experiences” as things like the health of rivers and lakes in the first place.  And this problem … Continue reading

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Debate: Do Most Anglers Care Too Much About “How Many,” and Not Enough About “How?”

At day’s end, when you bump into your fishing buddy along the river, what’s the first thing you ask each other? “How’d you do out there?”  Which, of course, is angler-speak for “how many fish did you catch?” Now I’d … Continue reading

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Debate: Is Catch-and-Release Over-Hyped?

One thing the past few years of blogging have taught me is that nothing sparks a heated debate among anglers quite like the topic of catch-and-release fishing does.  (Which, of course, is exactly why I’m dropping the puck on catch-and-release … Continue reading

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The Friday 5: Tenkara, ICAST, Fly Fishing in Schools and More

Here are some quick bits from the trout world to ponder as you head into the weekend.  1)  Reading, Writing, and Roll Casts?  The American Fly Fishing Trade Association this week announced a partnership with the National Fishing in Schools Program … Continue reading

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Friday 5: Positive development for Bristol Bay, T&T sells direct, and more

1) There’s good news on the Bristol Bay front.  From a recent TU press release:    Sportsmen all over America stand behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to end the public comment period on its Bristol Bay watershed assessment on … Continue reading

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Debate: Is fly fishing the most “noble” way to catch trout?

There’s an elephant in the room, and I want to talk about it.  The vast majority of TU members are fly anglers, first and foremost.  And TROUT magazine reflects that.  When is the last time you saw a Panther Martin … Continue reading

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