The idea first took shape in the hands of our founder, Dennis Black, back in 1972. As a fast and facile professional fly-tyer, Dennis was known for his skill and speed at producing hundreds of dozens of flies each year for the larger mail order houses. But he was also quick to realize how fast the demand for excellent flies would outstrip the abilities of cottage industry types like him.
To create excellent flies in sufficient supply â€“ without sinking his standards. In response, Dennis developed (with characteristic care) a methodical plan: First, he enlisted the tying expertise of the likes of Dave Whitlock, Jack Dennis, Andy Puyans and others, to help him set the standard of excellence for Umpqua flies.
Next, Dennis established the first of what would eventually be five separate fly-tying â€œfactories,â€� first in India, then in Sri Lanka, and finally in Thailand. The primary focus at each of these factories was on producing the very best fishing flies possible, constructed of the very best materials available. From the beginning, the quantity of flies produced was secondary to the quality and excellence of each fly pattern. These high standards were assured by the personal involvement of the fly designers themselves, and by the ever-increasing skill, imagination and creativity of the Umpqua production fly tiers. Today, you will find no flies more skillfully tied than those available from Umpqua Feather Merchants.
Foam Nymph Boxes
UPG LT BOX LRG DAYTRIPPERtop
FlyTrap High Capacity Storage with 3-D Molded High-Grip Inserts makes the LT (Lightweight) the go to choice for maximum storage in a lightweight design.
FlyTrap High Capacity Storage with 3-D Molded High-Grip Inserts makes the LT (Lightweight) the go to choice for maximum storage in a lightweight design. The see-through lids with magnetic closures allow good visibility for organization and the slim, tapered design slides effortlessly in and out of your pocket or fishing pack.
Store flies for any trip anywhere. Handles micro midges to terrestrials with variable molded storage options.
- Magnetic Lid Closure
- Insert Configuration: TPE Variable
- See Through Lids
- Slim Design