Fish, Flies and Feathers

Welcome to the DeYoung “Fish, Flies and Feathers” Gallery. This is a portfolio of DeYoung’s Flies work. It been organized for you to search either by Species or by Series. Just click on an image thumbnail below to see the full painting in a separate viewing window.

When Derek began fly fishing, he was a college student, and tying flies was a must as he rarely had the money to keep stocked up with store bought flies. Today Derek continues to enjoy tying flies, but has found that he enjoys painting them even more. Derek’s understanding of how a fly is tied has helped him paint them in a very authentic way.