Derek Kohler

I didn’t find Fly Fishing until I was a little older.  I even grew up along the banks of the Middle Provo river, yet never wet a line.  My older brothers loved going to the local pond and fishing with bait, and so I tagged along.  After years of doing this, I convinced myself that fishing was boring and I didn’t care for it.  I found myself working in construction during the downturn of the economy back in 2007-2008.  I was working with Gilbert and we found ourselves with days of little work.  This is when Gil was able to convince me to go fly fishing with him.  I told him fishing was boring and I didn’t have any interest, but he convinced me anyway!!!  Other than getting married or having kids, this may have been the best decision I have ever made!  It has taken over my life.  I have a hard time driving next to a river without being distracted.  If you ever find me day dreaming, i’m most likely analyzing our latest fishing experience and how I could have made it better.  It may even be about the next fly recipe I am working on!

I enjoy tying flies.  Tying flies has enhanced my fly fishing experience as I can tailor my flies to the exact conditions or technique I am using.  I encourage you to take a look at our fly fishing videos in hopes that it will help you take that step and learn how to tie flies!

One Response to “Derek Kohler”

  • Jen Rubbo:

    Hi there! I am an educator at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY. We are teaching a program this year on macroinvertebrate ecology and I really love your life cycle drawings. Would you mind if I reproduced these and gave them to teachers for use in their classrooms? I’d also like to have some for myself to have when we talk to kids about macro life cycles.
    Please let me know either way.


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