Category Archives: Experts

Fly Fishing Jazz: “We’ll Never Be (or Want to Be) Pop”

In his weekly column, Kirk Deeter says: “I receive hundreds of calls and emails every week from folks lamenting that fly fishing just cannot break through to mainstream ‘pop’ culture. Granted, the fly world had a brush with pop culture … more

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Fly Fishing Jazz: “Stage Fright”

Do you suffer from stage fright when fishing with others? “So you make a bad cast. You whiff. You punt the fish. So what?” asks Kirk Deeter in his weekly Fly Fishing Jazz column. Anyone who’s fished with guide looking … more

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“Rolling the Miles”

“Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter talks about what it takes to move from being an angler who happens to write to being a writer who fishes.  Most of all, he says, it’s about rolling the miles and creating the … more

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Fly Fishing Jazz: Music, Fishing, and Friendships

Kirk Deeter talks about about music and its ability to bind friendships in MidCurrent‘s newest “Fly Fishing Jazz” column.  Recalling Buffalo Springfield and a long car drive through Wyoming with a now-passed fishing buddy, Deeter writes that “Truth be told, … more

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Tribute to Etta James: “The Right Place, the Right Time”

MidCurrent “Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter writes eloquently about the late, great Etta James: “Sometimes, no matter what you do to prepare, no matter how far you’ve trained that cast, and no matter how sexy those bugs you tied … more

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“Finding Your Ax”

MidCurrent “Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter writes about finding your ax—the go-to fly rod that always delivers: “There’s something very special, even admirable, about finding a rod that you make friends with, that becomes part of your fishing persona, … more

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Fly Fishing Jazz: “The Legacy Factor”

MidCurrent “Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter explores the value of fishing techniques handed down through the years: “Beyond the basic price of admission, getting good at fly fishing (like getting good at playing a horn) requires a certain level … more

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Flies: “Match the Music”

“Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter explores the relationship between the relationship between music and fly tying: “If I ever concocted a big dry fly for throwing into undercut banks for trout, I’m going to name it the ‘Up Against … more

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The Violet Side of Fly Color

MidCurrent “Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter investigates the color blue and why fish seem to be so attracted to flies and baits approaching the the violet side of the spectrum: “An electric blue Psycho Prince is a killer pattern when … more

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Louisiana: Where Improv Lives

MidCurrent “Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist Kirk Deeter explores Louisiana’s improv culture as it relates to both music and fishing: “Sometimes, when the weather is just right, you find yourself lacing long, classic casts at orange targets that stick out like … more

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