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HomeJune 2014
The Mother of All Trout
with Kirk Deeter

7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

San Marino Masonic Lodge
3130 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

We last saw Kirk Deeter in 2011 when he presented a well-received program on the fly fishing industry. He’s back this month with an interesting and educational progam. Kirk believes that brown trout are the foundation of our global fly fishing culture, that from South Africa to Montana to Chile to New Zealand, the sun never sets on the empire of Mr. Brown. Kirk has a new book coming out soon on the brown trout tentatively titled Brown Trout (you couldn’t see that coming?…). The new book isn’t so much a “where to”, or “how to” on brown trout fishing; rather, it’s an homage to the species.”

Kirk is not only the editor of the fly fishing industry’s Angling Trade magazine and the fly fishing on-line editor for Field & Stream, but also the editor of Trout Unlimited’s magazine, TROUT, and an editor of the very successful webzine.

His presentation will include a montage of wild and exciting images of browns taken in the world’s greatest brown trout rivers, near and far. Kirk will also provide us with some unique insights into the characteristics, biology, and behaviors of brown trout. There will be plenty of specific tips and techniques for finding, fooling, and fighting brown trout, from favorite flies to secrets on trophy hunting at night with mouse patterns, including where to go and when.

Deeter caught his first trout on a fly—a brown trout—as a young man on Michigan’s Baldwin River, literally within wading distance of where the first brown trout was reportedly planted in the United States more than a century ago. As fate
would have it, fly-fishing for that same magical brown trout species has evolved into a writing career that has literally led Deeter to the far reaches of the world over the past few decades, from the tip of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina, to above the Arctic Circle in the Russia, much of which has been dedicated to the search for Salmo trutta.

Please join us Thursday evening, June 12th, at 7:30 p.m. at the San Marino Masonic Lodge, 3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino, 91108.

Seymour R. Singer
Program Chairperson