Umpqua Feather Merchants, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium quality fishing flies has entered into a long-term agreement with a well-established fly factory in the Philippines.
This marks the third new factory addition for Umpqua in three years. “It’s no secret 2013 has been difficult due to the failure by fly suppliers to meet industry demand. Umpqua takes this very seriously and will continue to aggressively follow our expansion plans to meet the industry’s needs.” said Jeff Fryhover, President & CEO.
“We were very fortunate when this well established, high quality factory contacted us a few months ago. Unfortunately, they had been left in a very difficult position and our new partnership will enable them to continue focusing on tying great quality flies and enable Umpqua to focus on meeting the needs of the industry and helping dealers get back to healthy inventory levels.” said Fryhover.
Umpqua will begin distributing flies from their new Philippine partner as early as October.
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