Saturday Shoutout / Deeter on the Sport of FlyFishing, CO Snowpack, Moncada Tying Videos

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This week’s Saturday Shoutout we bring you three quick fly fishing related links. The first is from Kirk Deeter at Fly Talk about how a Father and son fly fishing relationship has changed his past view that fly fishing isn’t a sport. The second is a quick report on snowpack levels for the South Platte range in CO and how unexpected lat April snowfall has the upcoming fly fishing season looking bright. The third is a link to Erik Moncada’s youtube channel, that show cases several great fly tying videos.

Kirk Deeter’s View on Fly Fishing being a sport.


I’ve always had a hard time stomaching people that bash others who believe it’s absurd to view fly fishing a sport. The way I look at it, everyone has the right to their own opinion and they shouldn’t be mocked if they happen to be standing on the side of the fence that’s less popular. After all, fly fishing is loved by each of us for so many different reasons, and we shouldn’t let our personal views get in the way of judging others. We all love fly fishing and for that simple fact, we should always show respect whether or not we see eye to eye. In the end, that’s all that matters. Check out Deeter’s great post on how a Father and son fly fishing relationship has changed his view on this subject. Great post Kirk, I enjoyed reading it.

CO South Platte Snowpack Report

For all of you fly fishers out there that have been worried about this seasons fly fishing opportunities in Colorado, rest assured things are heading back in the right direction. Heavy snowfall during the second half of April has snowpack levels in the South Platte region at 95%. That’s good news for many of you who have plans to travel to CO this summer. Check out the full article for the details.

Erik Moncada – Fly Tying Youtube Channel


Are you looking for some great fly tying videos to up your tying game? Rob Parkins, turned me on to Erik Moncada’s Youtube channel that is loaded with a ton of superb fly tying videos. Even better, most of the patterns featured are highly effective for trout fishing on technical water. There’s a little bit of everything here and I wanted to share them with you all and get Erik some long overdue publicity for the great content he’s sharing. Thanks Rob for giving me a heads up and thank you Erik for all the great fly tying videos. Keep them coming, I’m enjoying them. Check out the videos here.

Have a great Saturday everyone and thanks for tuning into Gink & Gasoline.

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
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3 thoughts on “Saturday Shoutout / Deeter on the Sport of FlyFishing, CO Snowpack, Moncada Tying Videos

  1. Cool stuff Kent. I’ll be using those videos for new patterns and ideas for sure.
    I could care less what people want to call fly fishing. Sport, hobby, habit…. whatever, I LOVE IT! And that story about Joey is just another reason why I enjoy it so much.
    BTW… coming soon! Later dude!

    • Justin,

      Thanks man, glad you liked the links today. I bet your wife is due any day now. Get ready for a day you’ll never forget that will mean more to you than the biggest trout you’ve brought to hand.


  2. Wow! Thank you very much, I appreciate you getting the word out so that more people can use these videos.

    Both John Wolter, owner of Anglers in Boise and Ryan Spillers, who is a great friend and one of the best tiers I know, tied some of the flies on the videos.

    Happy Tying,

    Erik Moncada

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