In our continuing effort to address and alleviate the fly shortage
that is affecting our industry, we have 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.