On The Fly
Dennis Black Passes — A Sad Day for Umpqua Feather Merchants and the entire Fly Fishing World…
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants, Dennis Black, passed away this morning. An avid angler and gifted fly designer and tyer, Dennis had a profound impact on many of us here at Umpqua, as well as on the entire fly-fishing industry as a whole.
SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN
Ever since Super Typhoon Haiyan unleashed its fury on Micronesia, Palau and the Philippines last week, the people of these areas have been in and remain in the forefront of our minds and hearts. We have been in frequent touch with our colleagues in the affected areas to see how they are faring and what we can do to help. We are relieved to hear that they are all accounted for and safe.
UMPQUA CONTINUES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FLY-FISHING PACKS AND BAGS LAUNCH WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO NEW VESTS
“Everything you need and nothing you don’t.”
Following up on what many consider to be the most successful packs and bags launch in fly-fishing’s history, Umpqua Feather Merchants (UMPQUA) is continuing the evolution of its packs and bags line with two new innovative products—the Toketee Vest and the Swiftwater Tech Vest, both of which are slated to be available in November of 2013.
LEDGES 500 BANNERS AVAILABLE
Download free Umpqua Ledges 500 Web Banners!
We've designed several standard web-sized banners celebrating Field & Stream's recognition of the Ledges 500 Waist-Pack as one of their Best of the Best for 2013. And now we're making them available to you!
IF YOU READ IT IN THE CAMERA AND THE POST, IT JUST HAS TO BE TRUE!
Louisville-based fly maker Umpqua gets major nod for new product line!
"UMPQUA DAY" IN LOUISVILLE!
Last Wednesday, March 13th, we hosted a little get together here at Umpqua Headquarters, to which we invited a wide variety of people to celebrate the launch of our packs and bags and Field & Stream's declaration of the Ledges 500 as one of their 2013 Best of the Best. What made this a bit out of the ordinary for us was the wonderful mix of attendees at the event. In addition to some of our local dealers, royalty designers, representatives from local conservation groups, we also had representatives from the City of Louisville Government.
UMPQUA LOGO GEAR NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE!
Have you been waiting with baited breath to get that Flex Fit hat with the new logo on it? Or perhaps that new UMPQUA tee shirt or ultra-cool vinyl decal for the boat or truck? Well, now you can!
Our on-line web page for purchasing Umpqua promotional products is now live!
Check it out!
HAVING A BIT OF CREATIVE FUN WITH "THE ARRIVAL"
When the packs and bags showed up, we decided to document the occasion and put together this fun little video showing our all hands on deck effort to unload the trucks so we can get the products out to eager anglers all over!
OUR PACKS AND BAGS ARE HERE!!!
At around 9:30 MST this morning, a large semi pulled into our parking lot here at Umpqua headquarters in Louisville with the first of today's two shipments of our new packs and bags. There was much rejoicing! And then the hard work began. With virtually all hands on deck, our crew unloaded countless boxes of the new gear (including Field and Stream's Best of the Best winner - the Ledges 500!) and brought them inside to their new home ... well, at least their temporary home.