Author Archives: Kirk Deeter

Clear Creek Fishing Gear “Still River” Kit Bag


I’m a fan of versatility when it comes to gear bags and the luggage I use when I travel to fish. Lately, I have been testing a few models from Clear Creek Fishing Gear, and my favorite to date is … more

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Flats Boots: Talked Out of My Chucks


Those of you who have followed my flats-fishing adventures over the past decade will understand how difficult it is for me to write this review. I have waded in Chuck Taylor All-Stars for years. Part of that has been because … more

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Yeti Beverage Opener


Let’s talk about a sensitive subject. We can all wax poetic about the perfect fly rod, or the smooth-as-silk reel, or the super-slick, high floating line, and the magic bug pattern that makes the bite happen… but there’s an oft-under-appreciated … more

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Therapik Kills the Itch


I recently went on a trip to Guyana to catch arapaima on the fly. I did that, which was a great personal accomplishment, and it will lead to a story you’ll all, hopefully, read later. But beyond the goal of … more

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Redington Sonic-Pro Wader Pant


Many of us get to a point where if we find ourselves wading in water that’s over waist deep, well, that means we made a mistake. Along those same age-related lines, some men appreciate the design of a wading pant … more

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Royal Wulff Products Triangle Taper Ambush Line


Following up on the release from Royal Wulff Products about how it had won various magazine honors for its Ambush fly line, I asked if I could fish one myself on a bonefishing trip to the Bahamas. It’s a great … more

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Cabela’s New L-Tech Salt Fly Rod


Cabela’s recently added a saltwater-specific lineup to its popular L-Tech brand. The L-Tech Saltwater Series feature a faster action, supposedly to help anglers handle windy conditions. Having just returned from bonefishing around Long Island in the Bahamas, where the wind … more

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Shaka Laka Lip Blaka


It might sound funny—in this manliest of manly outdoor sports known as fly fishing—for someone to talk about lip balm. But, dang it, I’ve lived in the Colorado high country for 20 years now, and every year until now, I’ve … more

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A Reel Baby Gift


My publishing partner and co-gear-editor of MidCurrent, Tim Romano, and his wife Ellie Childs, recently had a baby daughter. Her name is Mabel. I call her the “little river princess.” So what does a fly fishing writer give to the … more

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Simms SunSleeve


I’m about to depart for a bonefishing trip to Long Island in the Bahamas. And I’ll admit that I asked my pal Matt Crawford of Pale Morning Media (the PR company representing Simms) for a little swag. I live in … more

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