Press Release



MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – October 24, 2018.  Wapsi Fly, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of fly tying materials, has acquired Palsa® Outdoor Products, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Introduced to the fly fishing market in 1983, Palsa® is the original foam, adhesive-backed, “pinch-on” (float) strike indicator. Long recognized among “nymphing fanatics” as one of the best strike indicators, Palsa® floats “stay put” even on the finest tippet diameters.  Their small size offers little air resistant when cast even with lightweight fly lines.  Palsa® floats are available in White, Fl. Orange, Fl. Chartreuse, and Fl. Pink.

“Palsa® Strike Indicators are a staple found in the majority of fly shops worldwide and we are proud to add this excellent brand to our growing portfolio of products,” said Pat Neuner, Product Development Manager of Wapsi.

Founded in 1945, Wapsi Fly, Inc. has approximately 100 employees at its Mountain Home facility.  In addition to Palsa® Outdoor Products, Wapsi’s fly fishing brands include Anglers Image®, Terra™, Lightning Strike™, UTC™, SLF™, Killer Caddis™, Fly Furniture™, and the recently purchased Skip’s Turn-On™ Indicators.