Derek works in collaboration with a couple of key companies in the fly fishing industry (and snowboard industry) like Buff Headwear, Abel Reels, Simms and Burton Snowboards who work with him in a shared vision to bring his artwork from the canvas to the specialty product.

Burton DeYoung Fish Board- Coming Spring of 2014
A year or so ago, when the folks at Burton Snowboards asked me to submit some fish art for their 2014 “Fish Board”, I felt the “Trout Confetti” series would be the perfect fit. It related to fly fishing only in a sense of celebrating something that fly anglers covet so dearly.. trout. But other than that, it was a study of color, pattern and form.burton_snowboard_web


Buff Headwear- Coming Spring of 2014
Seven DeYoung depictions of fish from Montana, Alaska and the Florida Keys combine touches of realism and hints of impressionism into vivid, colorful, slightly abstract art, all on DeYoung Series Buff UV Protective Headwear.
Easel_2_Buff_webShowcased Paintings include Rainbow Royal Wulff (left) and Brookie Flank (right)


Abel Reels – 2009-Current
These eight stunning, eye-candy DeYoung Series Abel Reels are an artistic fly-fishing addition that makes all of these special reels instant collectables. Each reel is hand painted with anodized metal based on Derek’s paintings, and some of Derek’s painting are specifically designed for the Abel Reels.Showcased Paintings include Abstract Steelhead – Oregon (left) and Brown Flank – Blue (right)


Simms – 2008-Current
The Simms-DeYoung Artist Series line includes everything from T shirts and other apparel items to flyboxes, waterbottles and cigar humidors. Derek’s unique and colorful style makes his art a natural fit for Simms apparel and accessories.Showcased Paintings include Abstract Brown – Rubberlegs (left) and Brown Flank #2 (right)