Dealers and Anglers Deserve the Truth – Use Your Buyng Dollars to Send Your Message

[caption id="attachment_9667" align="alignleft" width="240"] Where did your 2013 Chubby order go?[/caption] Dear Fly Anglers,   Since our last update, Idylwilde has made some big strides. I’m pleased to announce that we have secured long-term manufacturing in Sri Lanka, we have printed our 2014 catalog, and our sales reps are heading into the field ...

Fan Mail – Morrish’s West Side

Ken, Look close and you will see your "West Side" fly. Caught this fish ( 8.5 lbs) with David Pinder Jr. on the West end of Grand Bahama Island last week!  Your fly was hot.  Lost all but one.  Broke off a double digit fish on the first cast with it! Anyway thought ...

Ahh Island Living

Adjusting to the pace of island living is just that, an adjustment.  I don't realize how fast a paced mainland living is (or how slow island life is) whenever I return home.  The best laid plans are inevitably altered no matter what.  To begin with I try to follow my ...

Breakfast of Champions

It all started innocently enough.  Recently I made a trip back home to Hawaii.  Due to the tides and trade winds my fishing schedule was to wake up early and walk the flats until late morning when the trades picked up or the tide got too high.  Then spend the ...

Hogan’s Carp Tips #3 Fishing the Fly

[caption id="attachment_7930" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Classic Norcal Carp Flat"][/caption] Once I have the fly presented to the fish it is time to focus on movement. The days when carp just blindly assault my fly are rare. Most times I have to entice them to eat. This requires the angler to keep the fly ...

So Much Fishing its Hard to Choose – Norcal

Hey Zach,   Been a while.  Spent last summer running a lodge in AK with my other half.  Then guided the Lower Sac all winter. Kept warm with some toasty fires in the woodstove and my good buddies Jack and Jim. [caption id="attachment_7721" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A few snakes for a nice fish"][/caption] Finally, spring ...

Help Save Hawaiian Bonefish

If you are at all concerned about Hawaiian Bonefish you should consider signing this petition.  Stop Gill-netting Hawaiian Bonefish

Just a Quick Trip to Ascension Bay

Hey Zach -  I made a quick trip to Ascension Bay in mid-February. I showed the guides from Pesca Maya Lodge my fly box and they went for the Mart’s RL Pseudo Shrimp, Mart’s Medium Rare and Mart’s Gold Grill for bonefish, and Morrish’s Crab Cake – Olive for permit. ...

The Filming Never Stops @ Catch

Hey Zach,   This comes from Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas. Shooting some Catch Magazine videos and having fun in the sun. This is bonefish country and there are so many miles of flats, that in a week, we will only scratch the surface. Tailers on the morning in-coming tide and ...

Pseudo Shrimp Rocks Hawaii

Recently I returned home to Hawaii to try and save a Punawai or spring that flows into the ocean.  Most of my time was spent doing research on Hawaii's coastal laws in particular the Shoreline Management Act.  As the owners of this property one had a Punawai on their land ...