AS WE APPROACH OUR 60TH YEAR IN BUSINESS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A LITTLE WAPSI HISTORY.
In 1945, Lacey Gee of Independence, Iowa began a fly tying business. photo of Lacey GeeWith some financial help and encouragement from the owner of Wapsi Produce Company, Lacey established the Wapsi Fly Company. Previously, he had been employed by the poultry processing plant, which provided a ready source of feathers. That, along with incentive, imagination and a good deal of skill in fly tying, became the basis for his new business. The name, Wapsi, was a natural, as the buildings housing it were located on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River.