Category Archives: Experts

The Kid’s Playlist

When it comes to kids, says Kirk Deeter in this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column, you can’t teach affinity for fly fishing.  Sometimes all that is needed is letting them hear the music–and letting them make their own choices about … more

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Leaving the Comfort Zone

There are two kinds of water, says Kirk Deeter in this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column: rivers to fish when you want to pretend to be a great angler, and others where you actually become a great angler.  Both have their … more

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“Sparring Partners”

Many of us have fished the same waters through a string of seasons or years.   But the notion of fishing to one fish in particular, and doing so with a single-mindedness and intensity that fooling the same fish more … more

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Fly Fishing Jazz: The Three Basic Notes

You can play jazz with only three notes, says Kirk Deeter in his weekly column.  And fishing too has it’s own three fundamental building blocks, starting with the G: “The “G” chord is the grip.  As with golf, more good—and … more

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Fly Fishing Cover Art

In this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column, Kirk Deeter questions how our sport is portrayed in popular media these days: why do we seem stuck on the idea that fly fishing is so “white-bread”?  It’s not as if there isn’t … more

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You Can Always Do Better

As writer Kirk Deeter says in his new Fly Fishing Jazz column, “The factor that connects a truly great angler and a truly great musician is that both would concede that there is no such thing, actually, as ‘truly great.’” … more

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Fly Fishing Jazz: Recognizing “Mood Indigo”

When it comes to flies, we all like alternatives, especially when the fishing seems to have shut down or our favorite patterns aren’t pulling their weight. In this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column, Kirk Deeter lets out a little fly-color … more

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Dropping the Bomb and Coming Tight

In this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column Kirk Deeter explores the moments that occur in both music and fly fishing when you just know things are going to happen.  ”There are times and places where the spot in front of … more

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“Improv” Flies

Kirk Deeter explores “improvisational” flies and how to fish them: “My favorite improv fly of all time is the Muddler Minnow. Strip it under the surface streamer style, and it looks like a sculpin or some other baitfish. Grease it … more

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“Get Bent!!!” Photo Contest

Yeti Coolers, in conjunction with Simms Fishing Products and Headhunters fly shop, is hosting another monthly photo contest with some pretty cool prizes.  In order to enter, participants must email a fishing picture with a caption explaining the picture and … more

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