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Awards for Better American Gear

For three days in July, the premier brands in the fly fishing industry gather together at the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show. It is an opportunity for the angling world to see what is on the horizon for fly fishing gear and conservation initiatives. At Vedavoo, we were happy to attend and display our growing line of hand-built slings, packs, and accessories this year in Orlando. IFTD is always a great time spent with…

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Derek DeYoung

Derek DeYoung was born on a bayou near the shores of Lake Michigan where his love of fishing was ignited. Over the years his art has veered from the classical fishing art, placing more importance on using a unique style and palette. Using oil paints on canvas, he artfully captures all the subtle intricacies fish possess; their colorful patterns, dimension and texture. Derek explains, “When hiking up a small mountain stream, I’m not just chasing…

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The Blood Knot Simplified

I had the opportunity to meet the Vagabond Fly Mag gents from down in South Africa during the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show this past year – and they had me do a quick video demo of my method for tying the Blood Knot. I was shown a similar style for tying one of these while fishing up in Alaska with Reel Fly Adventurez a few years back, and worked the method until I found…

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