Steven Wascher is a third generation fly tyer who has tied flies and fly fished for over 50 years. Steve was taught the craft at an early age by his father, who in turned learned from his mother. Their flies had to be spot on perfect to fool the wary browns and wild brook trout of the Pine Creek Valley in North Central Pennsylvania. Steve learned early on that perfection to detail, proportion, and the utilization of quality materials was of utmost importance in the production of every pattern.
In addition to be an accomplished tyer, Steve also guided for over 15 years. Also, Steve taught a variety of tying classes for over twenty years. His classes varied in depth from basic trout flies to spinning deer hair bass bugs as well as Steelhead flies and Tube Flies.
Professionally, Steve was a Special Education Teacher for over 30 years teaching a wide range of learning styles. Steve also taught for several summers at the New York State Department of Corrections - Shock Incarceration Camp in Brocton, New York. While in the education field, Steve coached Girls' Basketball for six years and taught a college level course entitled - Introduction to Fly Fishing at Jamestown Community College from 1998 - 2000. Prior to obtaining a Bachelors and Master's Degree, Steve served in the United States Army for three years as an Artillery Surveyor in West Germany..
Lastly, over the course of the past 1`0 years, Steve's flies have been published in many books and magazines. Fly Rod and Reel, Hatches Magazine, Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide are just a few of the periodicals he has been published in.
In closing, Steve does a great deal of demonstration tying. Throughout the winter months he can be seen tying at "The Fly Fishing Shows" in both Edison, NJ and Lancaster, PA. Additionally he ties at the Cabin Fever Show in Pittsburgh, PA, The North Coast Fly Fishers Club in Cleveland,OH and The Midwest Fly Fishing Expo in Detroit, MI.