Introducing Steve Yewchuck, J. Stockard Pro Tyer

We would like to officially welcome Steve Yewchuck to our team of Pro Tyers!

Steve, who lives in Beacon NY, has been fly fishing for 30+ years and fly tying since he was 13. He started fishing for brookies at a very young age, which lead into chasing other species throughout his life. Designing and tying his own flies to catch these fish has been a real love.

After going to college for art and photography, Steve didn’t find work in his chosen field so he began guiding and selling flies and he’s been successfully involved in the fly fishing industry ever since. He helps promote and is an ambassador for Hatch Reels, Korkers Footwear, Livingston Rods, Rising Fish, Flymen Fishing Company and is a fly designer for Montana Fly Company.

Steve had this to say, “Fly fishing and designing and tying flies is embedded in my lifestyle and livelihood. Designing flies is a true love of mine and a major part of my life! It’s a place where I can put my art skills and creativity to use and I feel a little well-designed fly is very important. I love to refer to tying flies as engineered fish food.”

Steve loves tying anything from midges to large rodents. His specialty is designing and tying big flies for predator fish. But he also enjoys tying flies for smaller species, especially trout.

We are very happy to have Steve represent J.Stockard Fly Fishing as a Pro Tyer and we look forward to following Steve on his future fly fishing and fly tying endeavors.

Here are some samples of Steve’s tying and if you would like to see more of his work, you can follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/steelhead_steve/ .

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