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Idylwilde Hawaii Goes Live

Hi Folks, It has been some time since I posted.  Thought I would update those who care. For the time being I am living half the year in Hawaii.  I have recently set up Idylwilde Hawaii, a guided trips targeting bonefish on the flats of Molokai.  I was born and raised on ...

Umpqua Officers Named as Individual Defendents

On July 1, 2014, Jeff Fryhover, Daniel Eisenmenger, and Bruce Olson became individual defendants in the lawsuit captioned Idylwilde, Inc. et al v. Umpqua et al, USDC No. 3:13-cv-02009-HZ, making them potentially personally liable for the alleged damage to Idylwilde, Inc. and Zach Mertens.  See the allegations against them by ...

Karnopp Attempts to Tell “His” and Other Idylwilde Signature Tyer Story

Note:  Justin submitted this letter to fly fishing magazines.  The editors of those publications either decided not to print the letter or did not respond.  These are the views of Idylwilde Signature tyers independent of Idylwilde.  The Drake wrote one story about the theft of Idylwilde but doesn't seem interested ...

I love the Lake!

"I don't want my kids to do any sports or after school activities. That would mean having to take time away from the lake. I don't want to take any time away from the lake. I love the lake!" Dave Bagget Okie Noodling Who wouldn't love ...

Weekend at Largo X!

75 degees in the shade, Fossils on stones, Mega turkey's, Pelican Bay lunch break, Fat Northern Largemouth eating baitfish patterns as fast as you can strip them (or a robo worm on a shakey head if you are pitching gear) and then bending your 10 wt. in two...yata yata yata......      

Spring Success for The Professor and His Butt Scudly

I designed the Butt Scudly to swing on Western tailwaters  using a scandi dry line and polyleader.  From the polyleader, I typically run 2-3' of 2x fluoro to a lightly-weighted leech (like my Ish's Smalls which are in the 2014 catalog) and trail the Scudly with 16" of 3x fluoro.  This set up is most effective in medium to slow ...

Get Your New Idylwilde Tee

The 2014 Idylwilde Bug Tees are available.  Buy Now WOMAN'S BUG TEE:  Chicks dig bugs too! And they will love their bugs on these ultra-light 100% cotton jersey tees that feel fantastic next to the skin and drape beautifully.  Sleek, contoured fit with side seams that flatter the silhouette, even preshrunk ...

Guess the Other Fisherman are at the Mall?

Yep, December is here already. Snow, rain and warm clothes tend to be the norm for this time of year, but global warming tends to be a Bass fisherman's best friend in my new home quarters. December 1st brought 75 degree weather and a few nice largemouth to the hand less ...

Convertible Ergonomic Workplace Tying Station & Office

My boss was nice enough to provide us with ergonomically correct desks at work. Plugging away at emails all day is much easier on the back when you have the option of standing or sitting, and I’ve most certainly become a model employee since the addition of my adjustable-height desk. ...

Drake Continues Coverage of Idylwilde’s Fight for Justice

The Drake Magazine continues its coverage of actions taken to reclaim Idylwilde Flies.  Yesterday and article entitled "Idywlilde Strikes Back" appeared on The Drake website HERE.   The article reports the recent legal cation filed by Idylwilde against Umpqua, Mirabel and Bien Tan.     [caption id="attachment_10181" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Driven by girl scout cookies (Thin ...