5 Aspects For Understanding Fly Tying Hooks

5 Aspects For Understanding Fly Tying Hooks

Wide Gape, Curved Shank, down eye, sproat bend, 2X long, 1x heavy…what does it all mean? If you are new to fly tying or even someone with more experience it can be a little intimidating to find the correct hook for the pattern you want to tie. Don’t fear! Although there are many manufacturers of fly tying hooks and many more variations of hooks from each, once you understand some of the basic principles you will be well suited to pick the right hook for the desired fly pattern. Continue reading “5 Aspects For Understanding Fly Tying Hooks”

How to Tie a Rubber Legs Stone: Fly Tying Video

How to Tie a Rubber Legs Stone: Fly Tying Video

Not sure what name you have for this fly but regardless fish will eat it.  Simulating a large stonefly this pattern has become widely known for it’s fishability.

The version tied here is heavily weighted to help search deeper holes and faster runs.  It is an awesome pattern in drop shot style nymph rigs with an emerger on lead.  Or switch it around and have this as your lead fly with a smaller nymph/pupae trailing on the point. Continue reading “How to Tie a Rubber Legs Stone: Fly Tying Video”

What it takes to be an Umpqua Fly

What it takes to be an Umpqua Fly

Umpqua has been producing the highest quality flies—in fact, the company is only interested in bringing the best to market. So, how do we insure that our quality is actually the highest?

First and foremost—our fly selection is extremely extensive and extremely picky. Many of Umpqua’s flies are created by our Signature Royalty Tyers. We select the best flies that come from extremely talented and innovative tyers. The submissions are put through their paces—on and off the water. Read more about the process in our next article. Once a fly is selected by our Fly Selection Committee, we work closely with the tyer to make sure the design specs are exact. That way, our factories can (practically) perfectly produce their bug. Continue reading “What it takes to be an Umpqua Fly”