Umpqua fly fishing has a rich history that starts when Umpqua Feather Merchants revolutionized the way business was done in the fly fishing industry, particularly with flies. The idea started back in 1972, trying to provide the highest quality flies from the country's best tyers to local fly shops. From early beginnings on the North Umpqua River, signature patterns soon became more widely available from anglers like Dave Whitlock, Lefty Kreh, Randall Kauffman, Mike Lawson and others.
Now Umpqua has grown their family to include 250 of the most influential tyers of yesterday and today, whose flies push the envelope of creativity and success. They continue to drive innovation and carry that same inspiration from their flies - into hook design, fly fishing pack innovation, fly box storage and the tools we use riverside or at our tying desks.
Time on the water is precious, and Umpqua's job is to make sure that you don't waste a moment of it. You can see this commitment in their production of the best flies in the world and the products working outward from the flies - Leader & Tippet, Fly Storage, Packs and Bags, Hooks, and Fly Tying Tools.
Each time you get out on the water - know that Umpqua has put in their time to make yours as productive and enjoyable as possible.