For us at Knee Deep Fly Fishing, fly fishing is art and art is fly fishing. If that makes any sense. Both require a skill to be honed, and both require a deep passion to be able to master the craft. Fly fishing inspires artistic pieces and artistic pieces inspire the idea of a breathtakingly scenic outing on a river fly fishing.

Derek De Young is widely known for his zoomed in trout paintings, and for him, “It’s hard to tell what came first for Derek DeYoung angling or art?”

We all find our passion in life at one point or another, Derek found two at an early age and never looked back.