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Tag: Umpqua

Are Discount Flies a Good Deal?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I keep seeing ads for ridiculously cheap flies on the Internet. (The lowest I’ve seen is 54 cents per dry fly.) What’s the deal? Are they any good? Alan R. Nutley, NJ Answer: Yet another front in the battle for customers between fly shops and online retailers is the...

Video: Umpqua - Ambi-Sling ZS Sling Pack

Luke Wennik of Umpqua Feather Merchants explains the new uniquely designed Ambi-Sling. Umpqua says: "There is no right way to wear a sling. Some right-handers prefer it on their left shoulder to minimize interference with their cast and others prefer it on their right, stronger side. Well, now you can wear it any way you’d like. The new Ambi-SlingZS has a...

Video: Umpqua Feather Merchants - Tenkara Assortment

With the popularity surrounding the fishing technique known as tenkara it's no wonder Umpqua Feather Merchants has decided to come out with an entire assortment of flies to complement it. Fly manager Brian Schmidt talks to MidCurrent about the new bugs that will be available in January 2016.

Video: New Bass Poppers - Umpqua Feather Merchants

Fly manager Brian Schmidt from Umpqua Feather Merchants gives us a sneak peak at some of the newer popper styles that will be available in 2016 and how subtle differences in their design go a long way in differentiating them from others.

Video: Umpqua's New Tongass Waterproof Packs

Justin Nolan from Umpqua Feather Merchants gives MidCurrent a glance at the new Tongass Waterproof 650 waist pack (msrp $169.99) as well as a quick overview of the rest of the Tongass line of waterproof packs that are due out in early 2015.

Video: Umpqua Tailgater Organizer

Jeff Fryover, president and CEO of Umpqua Feather Merchants, explains the company's newest offering in the "gear organization" category, the Tailgater Organizer. Umpqua has devised a surprisingly affordable option for gathering all your fishing equipment in your car. You can wrap this product onto any plastic utility tub and transform that tub into...

Video: Umpqua's Fly Production Specialist Gets Dirty

Brian Schmidt talks us through two new patterns from Umpqua Feather Merchants that will appeal to streamer freaks, bass aficionados, or anybody that loves to chuck the big bugs. The first, called the "Game Changer" by Blane Chocklett, utilizes the award-winning Fish Spine from Flymen Fishing Company (featured in the video below), while the second is Brian's...

Video: What's In Your Boat Bag?

Andy Toohey, owner of Boulder Boat Works, shares with us what he typically carries in his Famous 2500 Umpqua boat bag for a typical summer day while fishing from one of his polymer boats.

Video: Umpqua Overlook 500 Chest Pack

Rob Kolanda is one of the fishiest people I've ever met. He's an advisory member to Team USA, has won the Denver Carp Slam multiple times, and would most likely out fish you and five of your closest fishing buddies. He's also one of the managers at Front Range Anglers in Boulder, Colorado and knows a ton about gear.  Here he explains why he's loving the...

Podcast Interview: Jeff Fryover, Umpqua Feather Merchants

In this week's podcast interview we pick the brains of Jeff Fryover, CEO and president of Umpqua Feather Merchants. Jeff's been with Umpqua for almost two decades.  Over the course of the chat he gives the backstory of the 41-year-old company, how it changed the landscape of fly tying, and how that's given the consumer an abundance of choices in fly...