Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wild Trout Flyrodders Casting Rendezvous

Who:  IFFF Wild Trout Flyrodders
What:   A Great group of very fine IFFF casting instructors will be on hand to teach you about casting or help you tune up for the spring!
When:  May 2-4, 2014
Where:  Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, Livingston Manor, NY

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Umpqua Announces New Leader & Tippet!



Umpqua announced today that all of its leaders
and tippet materials shipping in the recently
redesigned packaging system are new and 
vastly improved products. Over the past year
and a half, Umpqua has been integrating the
new and improved product into the previous
generation of packaging. Umpqua’s leader and
tippet manufacturing partner has consistently
invested in the most modern, cutting-edge
equipment that allows for more accurate tolerances
during the extrusion process, providing even
greater consistency and reliability in the materials
and designs.

The announcement of the improved
leader and tippet product lines 
coincides with Umpqua’s launch 
of an entirely redesigned packaging 
system. The new leader packaging 
reinforces Umpqua’s 40 plus year 
approach to enhance the angler’s experience and 
performance. Containing the industry’s most reliable 
and consistent leaders, the packaging displays the 
distinguishing, product specific information (type of 
leader, length, strength, etc.) at the top of each 
package, allowing anglers to sort through multiple 
leaders and select the desired leader without having
to remove them from the vest/pack pocket.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vince Wilcox Become Signature Designer For Umpqua

Umpqua Welcomes Vince Wilcox to 

Signature Designer Roster

We're pleased to welcome the very talented Vince Wilcox
to our elite Signature Fly Designer roster. With a father
as a guide and tyer, Vince started tying flies at age seven.
Now an established designer with several years’ experience,
he has over thirty fly patterns that are sold commercially,
including the JC Special, the Superman, the Little Green
Machine, and Glo-Ants.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Umpqua staff and 
looking forward to bringing new effective and innovative flies 
to the already great line up.” —Vince Wilcox

Vince's flies have been featured in books such as Dave
Klausmeyer’s 501 Favorite Fly Tying Tips and The Master’s 
Fly Box, Todd Hosman’s Colorado Trout Flies, Randall
Kauffman’s Fly Patterns and Ben Roman’s Montana’s 
Best Fly Fishing, as well as in several prominent angling
magazines. Vince is also a contributing writer for Fly Tyer
Magazine, and his first in a series of books from Lyons Press
“Vince Wilcox’s Naturally Artificial Signature Flies” was
released in April 2012.

Heralded as “the most creative and unorthodox tier of his
generation” by Ross Purnell of Fly Fisherman Magazine,
Vince now owns and runs Wiley’s Flies, located in the heart
of the Adirondacks in Ray Brook, NY in between Lake Placid
and Saranac Lake, and offers float and wade trips for trout,
landlock salmon, bass, northern pike and musky. As a
production fly tyer he has tied hundreds of thousands of flies
and when he’s not busy writing, running his on-line store
and tying flies, he is guiding in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming
and mostly on the northern Adirondack streams targeting a
variety of species.