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Kirk Deeter is the editor of TROUT magazine and an editor-at-large for Field & Stream. He is coeditor of Field & Stream's "Fly Talk" blog at, "Fly Fishing Jazz" columnist for, and editor-in-chief of Angling Trade magazine. Kirk is the author of five books, including the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing (coauthored with the late Denver Post outdoors editor Charlie Meyers).

Deeter has won numerous Excellence in Craft honors for magazine feature writing from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and his essay "Carp Crazy" (illustrated by Ralph Steadman) was listed in America's Best Sports Writing. He is know for his offbeat story angles: chasing mako sharks from kayaks...teaching Eskimos to be fly-fishing for arapaima and tarpon in the jungles of Guyana...the fishing-golf connection in Ireland...and scuba diving (aka "Going Deep") with northern pike, bass and trout. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Garden & Gun, The Drake, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Big Sky Journal, Salt Water Sportsman, London's Daily Telegraph, The Denver Post, and elsewhere. He lives near Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Sarah, and son, Paul.