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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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Andrea Larko

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

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

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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REEL SERVICE PROJECT 2015

Every year, we organize our “REEL SERVICE” project to raise money to support worthy causes – pairing our best with the best from the industries best artists. This year, we dedicated the whole of the proceeds to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and the veterans they serve. We hand-built a series of packs, bags, and gear items – then sent these “blank canvases” on to the artists for them to paint, draw, and otherwise decorate…

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