Saturday Shoutout / Kirk Deeter Talks Sight-Fishing to Trout in Eddies

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Every now and again, Kirk Deeter snaps a photograph on the water of a place he recently got back fly fishing, and then brings it back to Fly Talk asking everyone the question, “How would you fish this spot?”. He’s usually on the water with another guide or veteran fly angler at the time, and they both approach and fish the spot in different ways. I always find these posts by Kirk very interesting and informative, and I usually walk away thinking, “Hmmm, I’ll have to try that approach next time I find myself fly fishing a spot like this.

The thing I like most about this how-to series of articles that Kirk writes, is the fact that it just a great job of pointing out there’s always multiple ways of doing things when you’re on the water fly fishing. Point being, there’s usually more than one way to find success on the water. I also like that it showcases how much you can learn from fishing with other anglers as well. Everyone has a unique eye in the way they pick out, approach and fish water.

Click the link below to read Kirk Deeter’s full strategizing article:

Sight Fishing to Large Rainbow Trout in an Eddy

Have a great Saturday everyone. Thank you for tuning into Gink & Gasoline.

Keep it Reel,

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Kent Klewein
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3 thoughts on “Saturday Shoutout / Kirk Deeter Talks Sight-Fishing to Trout in Eddies

  1. Good point, Kent. Watching how another experienced fisherman reads the water is invaluable. It’s amazing how much differently two anglers can read the same stretch of stream. I love putting the experienced anglers in the front of the boat and fishing vicariously over their right shoulder. Oh and yes, Deeter is the man.

  2. Great post Kent. There are places I know locally that folks try to fish all the time and come up empty. Sometimes experimentation is the only way to master the correct presentation. Time on the river, flexibility, and ingenuity are the ways to learn… which is why fishing with good guides or folks who fish the river all the time can move you way up on the learning curve.

    In funky currents and eddies, I find that sometimes my mistakes in casting, fished out, unintentionally result in a successful presentation. Fishermen often immediately rip out their fly after not accomplishing their intended cast instead of fishing it out, thereby losing a chance for success; and, even worse, spooking the pool. I look at every cast (even the bad ones) as an opportunity for a fish at best and at worst an opportunity to learn more about what the contrasting currents are doing to my fly line and fly. You learn what adjustments to make, which may be a different cast or repositioning. Most importantly: don’t give up right away if you see fish. Try something else.

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