Fly Fisherman

Derek Shoun

Fly fishing, fighting forest fires and representing the great State of Oregon.

I was born and raised in Oregon’s wild and scenic outback learning to fly fish as a young teenager I spent much of my free time fishing the many trout streams and lakes around my hometown. After serving in the military for 11 years I returned home to Oregon to help protect its beautiful lands as a wildland firefighter. I spend much of my free time fishing or tying flies and enjoy sharing my love of the sport with others.

How long have you been fly fishing?

I have been fly fishing since I was a young teenager.

What is your favourite type of fly fishing?

My favorite type of fishing is Spey fishing for wild steelhead.

Why do you love living where you live?

I love living in Oregon and the PNW because of the amount of unchanged wilderness and epic water with native trout species. My current home is Klamath Falls Oregon just east of the cascade mountain range where the Williamson, wood, and Klamath rivers all flow.

Whats on your bucket list?

My Bucket list is to fish for salmon and steelhead in the majestic wilds of British Columbia

Principles I live by?

Principals I live by are to enjoy cherish and protect the wild things and places that we still have. Learn to appreciate their importance to all of us and to our planet.

What’s your favourite Hook And Vice cap?

My favorite Hook and Vice hat is all of them haha. Just cant get enough of the designs.

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