As a longtime writer and editor of fishing stories, Kirk Deeter has fished around the world in places he never thought he would be. When asked to tell one of his best fishing stories, the editor of Trout Magazine and Field & Stream editor-at-large has a hard time choosing just one.
“I have stories about flying around in Russian helicopters, sitting in a room with a Bolivian general, staring down bears and moose, funky-bumpy plane rides, being thrown out of boats, teaching Eskimos to fish in Alaska — all of those make for some wild stories,” Deeter said. “But, my favorite stories are the ones that I don’t write about, the ones that involve my friends and Colorado. I go all over the world, and people always ask where my favorite place is, and I say Colorado that’s why I live here.”
Well, actually, he rated Colorado the sixth-best state for fly fishing (behind Michigan, Wyoming, Louisiana, Alaska and Montana, respectively) in an April 2011 magazine article. Perhaps he was trying not to be too biased about his home state — kind of like a local sports referee who is harsher on the home team. You can question Deeter on our state’s ranking Saturday (April 14), when he visits the Fly Fishing Expo at the Montrose Pavilion.
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