We're pleased to welcome the very talented Vince Wilcox to our elite Signature Fly Designer roster. With a father
as a guide and tyer, Vince started tying flies at age seven.
Now an established designer with several years’ experience,
he has over thirty fly patterns that are sold commercially,
including the JC Special, the Superman, the Little Green
Machine, and Glo-Ants.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Umpqua staff and looking forward to bringing new effective and innovative flies to the already great line up.” —Vince Wilcox
Vince's flies have been featured in books such as Dave
Klausmeyer’s 501 Favorite Fly Tying Tips and The Master’s Fly Box, Todd Hosman’s Colorado Trout Flies, Randall
Kauffman’s Fly Patterns and Ben Roman’s Montana’s Best Fly Fishing, as well as in several prominent angling
magazines. Vince is also a contributing writer for Fly Tyer
Magazine, and his first in a series of books from Lyons Press “Vince Wilcox’s Naturally Artificial Signature Flies” was
released in April 2012.
Heralded as “the most creative and unorthodox tier of his
generation” by Ross Purnell of Fly Fisherman Magazine,
Vince now owns and runs Wiley’s Flies, located in the heart
of the Adirondacks in Ray Brook, NY in between Lake Placid
and Saranac Lake, and offers float and wade trips for trout,
landlock salmon, bass, northern pike and musky. As a
production fly tyer he has tied hundreds of thousands of flies
and when he’s not busy writing, running his on-line store
and tying flies, he is guiding in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming
and mostly on the northern Adirondack streams targeting a
variety of species.