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Catch, Release, & Remember: Interview with Ty Hallock February 27, 2019 – Posted in: Vedavoo

Everyone likes to remember that fish. The big fish. The first fish. The fish you caught on a dry fly after the perfect cast. The way it used to be done meant killing that fish. If you caught an impressive trout, killing and mounting it was the way you remembered your feat and your trip. This fell out of fashion as time went on and anglers became more conservation conscious. As technology advanced and cellphones became…

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Full Color Fly Fishing September 25, 2018 – Posted in: General

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No.” – Pablo Picasso Fly fishing has always been about olives, tans, browns. Every once in a while, a navy blue or an errant gray slipped in there. That palette, the normal and neutral, was a slim spectrum from which your gear received its color. Never different. Never contrasting. Never bright. Certain science and grandfatherly wisdom has perpetuated the…

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Andrea Larko March 15, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects

I’ve fished since I was old enough to throw a rod in the water while trying to cast and have my father go in after it. My 3 sisters and I grew up fishing the water around Pennsylvania and my mother told me we used to run to the water like we were going to the amusement park. I picked up a fly rod about 10 years ago and started my career as an angling…

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Alex Poland February 26, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects

My name is Alex Poland. I am an avid fly fisherman and artist. A jack of all trades in most respects, but my true passion lies within fishing and the inspiration I find to paint from it. I grew up in a family filled with artistic talent. My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were all artists. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch all of them paint as a child. During this time…

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Derek DeYoung February 16, 2018 – Posted in: In The News, Reel Service, Special Projects, Vedavoo, Workshop Fresh

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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