Umpqua Fly Tying Hooks Available In The UK
Saturday, 15 October 2011 | Simon
We are delighted to be one of the first of many retailers selling the Umpqua hook range in the UK. When we first saw the Umpqua hooks, with their range or dry fly hooks, nymph hooks, streamer hooks and saltwater hooks we were very impressed with the quality and strength. Stunning high grade carbon steel, chemically sharpened hooks with great micro barbs for easy penetration that can be flattened if you prefer barbless hooks. 50 top quality trout hooks at just £4.75 for 50 hooks! Better value than Fulling Mill, or any other manufacturer of hooks in the UK. However we then started to discover more about the Umpqua hook range that delighted us.
To be honest at The Essential Fly we expected nothing less from Umpqua Feather Merchants, as one of the top companies in the fly fishing industry world-wide. However it was when we got our stock that we really started to appreciate the qualities put in by Umpqua Feather Merchants, we were used to the plastic boxed hooks from some fly hook manufacturers, We don't know how often over the years we have spilled the hooks upon opening the annoying plastic box. We have used the plastic hook cases from some of the manufacturers but it was the pleasure of opening the pack and finding there was a magnetic strip holding all of the hooks in place that really delighted us! So simple, all of the hooks were held in position even when the package was held vertically over the desk. The wire used by Umpqua is superb, for example on the U002 size 14 the diameter of the fly hook measures just 0.08mm, nice and thin for dry flies. The egg hooks are designed for hooking and holding salmon, what more can you say Umpqua is one that really knows its stuff. We expect their hooks to be available through some of the better dealers in the UK soon.
The Umpqua fly tying hook range covers:
Stainless Steel Saltwater Fly Tying hooks