Sparring Partner

Brand: Umpqua

2021 Flies / Innovative Proven Signature Patters

This year we have released 47 New Patterns that either float better, sink faster, swim better, move more, or just have that “it” factor to them. From beautiful dry flies like the Fat Angie that can hold up 9 tungsten beads, to our selection of Team USA Euro Nymphs, we continue to drive what’s next in the fly world. Watch the video to see all the new patterns in the round.

Sparring Partner

Designed by Signature Tyer

Matt Winkler

The Sparring Partner was designed as a not so subtle, reaction style, baitfish (parr) imitation. Built around the unbeatable swimming action of rabbit, the fly incorporates a two-tone flashy tail. A mallard flank collar adds a punch of color and unique mottling, and then the fly is finished off with a tightly spun rabbit fur head. A very versatile fly and whether it’s fished fast or slow; horizontal or jigged it will definitely get the fishes attention.

Sizes Available: 02-06

Colors: White/Gold / Brown Tout / Blk/Purple (pictured)