Stealth Pro Staff

Our team of professional fly fisherman, photographers and engineers are a vital part of design and testing of all stealth products.

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The Stealth Team

Shaylin Peck

Shaylin Peck

Co-Founder of Stealth Fly Products

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As a life long fly fisherman, businessman and entrepreneur, Shaylin is the brains behind all that we do here at Stealth Fly Products.  He has traveled the world fly fishing and is always thinking out of the box.  When the rest of us are deciding how we will deal with a problem, he is working on a method to solve it.  He continually strives for perfection and efficiency, his positive attitude and exemplary leadership skills draw people in and causes those around him to strive toward perfection.  Shaylin has a way of bringing out the best in people and his leadership at Stealth Products continues to take us to new levels.
Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Co-Founder of Stealth Fly Products

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With more than 30 years experience fly tying and designing trout flies, Eddie has been seeking out commercially available black hooks for many years.  Since he could never find the hook he wanted, in the color he wanted for targeting the most technical fish, Eddie began seeking out other ways of coloring his own hooks (with only marginal success).  Eddie’s process of design and field testing out of shear necessity has been an invaluable asset to STEALTH and has lead to the creation of what is now STEALTH.
Kent Barney

Kent Barney

Contributing Photographer

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Kenneth (Kent) Barney is an award winning outdoor photographer and avid fly fisherman, he is also the owner of K.E.Barney Photography in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Having grown up in Provo Utah just a few blocks from the Provo River, Kent has been fly fishing since his early teens.  He has been professionally photographing Utah outdoors since the early 80’s.

“Joining the Stealth Fly Products team has allowed me to combine my two greatest outdoor loves…Fly Fishing and photography!”

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Scott Blackhurst

Scott Blackhurst

Stealth Pro Staff

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Scott has been tying his own flies and catching fish with them since the young age of nine. With all the knowledge Scott has acquired over the years he is now designing new flies to match the hatch. Caddis are one of his favorite flies to tie since they are such a staple for trout. His passion and his skills lead the way to the 2016 Orvis tying competition where Scott constructed the winning fly, the Blackhurst Tactical Caddis Emerger. A skilled tyer and compassionate man, Scott is also proud to be a volunteer for Idaho2Fly and his local Project Healing Waters. We are proud to have Scott as a STEALTH Pro Staff member.
Perry Distefano

Perry Distefano

Stealth Pro Staff

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Expert fly tier, top-notch fly fishing guide and one of the best fly fishermen with whom we’ve ever fished.  After discovering the magic of the black hook over 20 years ago, Perry began innovating fly patterns and hook solutions for the spookiest of fish.  Perry is always thinking out of the box and creating unique and innovative fly patterns that imitate the insects’ biology so well they fool even the most technical fish.  His testing and input has and will continue to be invaluable to us here at Stealth.
Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

Stealth Pro Staff

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While growing up, Jeremy’s father taught him how to cast, read water, and chose the perfect fly. After his earlier fishy years Jeremy began to grow into the sport even more so with classes and teachings of his own. Jeremy is and will continue to be a life long student. He continually seeks help and surrounds himself with passionate, intelligent individuals of the sport. After chasing trophy rainbow and wild salmon with his father as a child, Jeremy began tying his own flies. Now, fly tying is has become one of his favorite hobby. Jeremy enjoys learning from all fly fishers and fly tiers alike. Jeremy uses Eddie Robinson’s Fly Shop as a resource for tips and inspiration for local patterns. Having drive towards the sport and to teach others makes us proud to have Jeremy on our Stealth team! You can follow Jeremy’s fly fishing and dreams @flyfishingpro on Instagram.
Dennis Gamboa

Dennis Gamboa

Stealth Pro Staff

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Dennis started fishing in his late 20’s. His favorite fish to catch are Bonefish, Coho Trout, and Bass. He enjoys fishing in many different locations. He mostly goes to the B.C. lakes, rivers, and other warm water destinations. Dennis likes to be in the outdoors and connecting with the water. One aspect of fly fishing that he enjoys the most is tying new fly patterns. His favorite flies are swinging flies. Dennis enjoys fishing off of his paddleboard, working with his hands, and teaching others how to tie flies.

 

Dennis started fly tying shortly after he began fly fishing. He was introduced to fly tying by Michael and Young Fly shop. He loves to create new flies and working with new products. He ties flies every night and is the owner of The Fly Box-Custom Tied flies.

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Ken Burkholder

Ken Burkholder

Stealth Ambassador

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Ken began fly fishing in 1960. His two older brothers introduced him to the sport when he was in junior high school. Ken will catch anything that swims. He loves creating and designing flies that solve specific problems while fishing. He also enjoys getting outside and enjoying clean water and fresh air.

 

 Ken has guided on the South Fork of the Snake river for thirty years. He ties commercially and has done so for over thirty years. While fly tying, ken likes to solve problems and experiment with new materials. He ties flies every single day. Ken created the Club Sandwich, a grasshopper pattern using three layers of craft foam and knotted hind legs with four front legs. He also created the Bear Back Rider fly, a golden stonefly imitation with brown bear hair for a wing, and six knotted rubber legs, which are anatomically placed.

Sean Chahley

Sean Chahley

Stealth Ambassador

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Sean began fly fishing at the age of 11 on the Columbia River in British Columbia. He enjoys catching Rainbow Trout. He does the majority of his fishing in the interior of British Columbia. Sean says, “I love the peacefulness of fishing. It doesn’t matter how many people are fishing with me, it’s always just me and my line every time I cast”. He also enjoys learning how to fish better. He would like to go saltwater fishing in the future.

 

Sean also began tying flies when he as 11 years old. He loves to follow the basic guidelines to fly design and shape. He likes the creativity that goes in fly tying. He is constantly trying to come up with new and unique ways to create flies that will help push his boundaries.

Steve Boyd

Steve Boyd

Stealth Ambassador

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Steve started fly fishing in July of 2016. His father in law introduced him to fly fishing in Wyoming, where he caught a 22in rainbow. His favorite species to catch is trout. Steve fishes mostly in Colorado on the Gunnison and Roaring Fork river. His favorite thing about fly fishing is the fact that fish live in beautiful places. He also loves the challenges that come with fishing including reading the water. He ties flies every day and tries to go fishing one to two times a week.

 

Steve tied his first fly in 2016, which was a Rainbow Warrior. He enjoys tying traditional flies and loves the creative side of fly tying. His goal is to catch as many different species as he can with a fly rod.

Evan Gazza

Evan Gazza

Stealth Ambassador

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Evan makes his home waters in Western New York where he spends a lot of time chasing lake run Steelheads and Brown Trout.  While growing up Evan was always riding his bike to the closest pond to see what kind of fish were held in it. Evan got into fly fishing about 5 years ago after a few year hiatus from fishing while attending college and physical therapy school. In the past 3 years Evan has started tying his own flies and enjoys tying streamers and smaller nymphs as well as anything inbetween. It has become just as fun to tie the flies as it is to fish them for Evan.
Louis-Philippe Gelinas

Louis-Philippe Gelinas

Stealth Ambassador

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Louis Philippe became a fly tying instructor as soon as he began to believe in his fly tying abilities. From the young age of 15, Louis Philippe started his teaching endeavors by giving lectures and instructing classes. Now, Louis Philippe is ever striving to specialize in vast world of entomology. Sharing knowledge of fly tying and fly fishing is always a priority, hence why he is continually attending fishing shows; teaching, speaking, and instructing. Louis Philippe’s expertise made him a go-to professional for anyone inquiring about aquatic entomology. We are pleased to have such a passionate guy who can’t live without fly tying, be apart of our Stealth team!
Andrew Marcure

Andrew Marcure

Stealth Ambassador

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Andrew grew up fishing at a young age with his grandpa.  His wife Andee introduced him to fly fishing in the Bighorn Mountains located in the northeast corner of Wyoming.  He enjoys catching Brown Trout in mountain streams where the fish are sitting behind big boulders.  He loves fly fishing because it gives him an opportunity to spend time in the mountains with his wife and dog.  Andrew enjoys teaching fly fishing to his former student athletes.

He started fly tying in July of 2016.  Andrew got his first tying materials from his father-in-law, Mark Anderson and quickly after learned tying techniques from his good friend, Ryan Alley who taught him how to tie Chernobyl Ants and Hare’s ear Nymphs.  Andrew enjoys networking with other fly tiers, learning new techniques, and learning about new flies.  His favorite flies to tie are nymphs.

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Stealth Ambassador

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Anthony grew up always having a passion for the outdoors. Growing up in Utah, Anthony had the opportunity to spend several days and nights in the Rocky Mountains hunting and fishing. At the age of 14, Anthony was taught by his grandfather how to fly fish and tie flies. Anthony set aside his bait fishing rod and hasn’t went back since. “Fly fishing is more than a hobby,”

says Anthony, “it is who I am.” Every spare moment is spent fishing, tying flies or helping others learn the magnificent sports. Anthony also hunts. He has a growing respect for nature that is expressed by utilizing all aspects of his game harvests by even taking hair, feathers, and fur to incorporate in his fly tying. There is something special about taking thread, raw materials and a hook to make something that can deceive nature.

Erik Svendsen

Erik Svendsen

Stealth Ambassador

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Erik has been fly fishing on and off since college but then, Erik tied his first fly over a year ago and was instantly addicted.  It has been a stepping stone for him to better understand the insects in local waters and why fish target certain flies better than others.  There is something about tying flies that helps Erik to escape the stresses of life and focus on something so small, only taking minutes sometimes from start to finish, that gives a sense of accomplishment.  It is a hobby that has allowed for creating great friendships off and on the water.  Often times with the other duties of life and family, it is hard to get out to the river or lake, but Erik can always whip out his bench and tie a few flies after the dust settles and everyone is asleep in the house.  There is nothing better than hooking a fish on something that you created with your own hands confirming that you must have done something right that day.  Keep on doing it right Erik, Stealth is glad to have you!
Michael Albano

Michael Albano

Stealth Ambassador

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Michael Albano has been fly fishing for 20 years and fly tying for 10. Michael has dedicated the past 20 years honing his fly fishing and tying techniques while fishing the Upper Delaware River system as well as many rivers in the Catskill, NY area, spring creeks on Long Island & Steelhead Alley. He has a passion for teaching fly tying techniques and is becoming a regular at fly fishing and tying expos showing off his skills behind the vise. Michael is a member of the Catskills Fly Tying Guild, Long Island Fly Rodders, Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited, an Ambassador for Hatch Outdoors & Stealth Fly Products. When he is not fishing or at the vise he is spending time with his wife and two young children, he resides in Long Island, NY.
James Carpenter

James Carpenter

Stealth Ambassador

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James became a self taught fly fisher in 1985. It quickly turned into a obsession and a passion that has not subsided in 32 years. James ties all his own flies and buys very few commercially; mostly only when gathering intel from local fly shops, lol! Located in the great state of South Dakota and fish 205+ days a year from his home waters to Alaska. James finds great satisfaction in helping others. He is the co-founder of “The Troutmen,” an online guide service to all things fly fishing. This forum allows James to extend his passion to others through tips, answering questions, guiding visitors to the Black Hills and giving reports and conditions from his home waters and abroad. James is a proponent of C&R and believes that if you take care of the fish, the fishing will take care of itself. James is also a member of Trout Unlimited, Federation Of Fly Fishers, Black Hills Fly Fishers, Bone Fish & Tarpon Trust and PHWFF. Rock on James, thanks for being apart of our Stealth team!
Joseph Teodosio

Joseph Teodosio

Stealth Ambassador

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Growing up on some property with a small creek running through it, Joseph began his fly fishing pursuit. With little knowledge and zero expertise, surely it was obvious that Joseph had no clue what he was doing. Little did he know, fly fishing would turn into a life long passion that would constantly push Joseph to be better and learn more at every bend of the way. Naturaly, the sport became more important and serious as progression ran wild. Joseph upgraded from his little home creek to big rivers and waters all around the North East US. Joseph’s pursuit didn’t end with fly fishing though, he began tying his own bugs and the sport became even more enjoyable, and rewarding. Now Joseph is 22 and not only is he guiding people but he is sharing a passion for the sport and he grew up with and loves. Being involved in the fly fishing community is just as important as fishing and tying itself. Joseph is as active as he can be in the fishy world and helps those willing to learn. Welcome to the Stealth Team!
Seth Tassos

Seth Tassos

Stealth Ambassador

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Like the lucky few of us, Seth grew up chucking rooster tails and power bait with his dad on local stocked streams and ponds. With a desire for more, he picked up his first fly rod 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Not only did Seth become obsessed with the art of casting and reading the water, he entered a whole new chapter of life. This chapter began shortly after realizing how expensive losing all these flies could become. As a ploy to save money Seth decided to start tying his own, little did he know it would not only consume him, but also an entire room in his house. Seth now spends his days on Spring Creek in State College PA lifting up rocks and matching the hatch for the next wild Pennsylvania brown trout. Life is good for Seth. So is being apart of the Stealth team!