“Rolling the Miles”

March 10, 2012 By: Marshall Cutchin

“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 context: “Actually seeing the northern lights helps you understand Alaska. When your truck breaks down on a dirt road in the middle of Wyoming, you have a new perspective on fishing in the Rockies. After you hunker down against the bank to wait out a lightning storm, the ensuing Hendrickson hatch on the Delaware River has more context. “