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 ...

Fishing and Eating Hamburgers Madison Style!

John Spriggs - Madison River, Montana from The Burgundy Collective on Vimeo.

One of My First Idylwilde Fly Submissions

While guiding in Chile a few years back I decided to stop fishing "traditional" trouty flies.  The fish were as far from picky as you could imagine.  Looking past the normal trout patterns, I experienced plenty of success with bass poppers, size 2/0 royal wulffs, giant pike flies, hunks of ...

Roman Polanski Production?

Whoa!!! Heavy!! The symbolism in the teddy bear scene eludes me? Do you get it? Not sure I am comfortable watching it a 2nd time.    

Technically, Not Very Technical

Fishermen all over the world seem to be big on technique. Having great technique is great, but being technical can sometimes border on the obsessive. Which can result in being too technical/annoying if yer on the other end of the guy asking how many nano grams of dubbing is on yer ...

Where Do Signature Flies Come From? KP Knows!

How does an Idylwilde signature fly make its journey from concept to becoming premium skunk repellent for sale at your local pro shop? KP produced the definitive documentary on "the process". The Process from Idylwilde Flies on Vimeo.

Guide Stories: The Red Headed Step Child

[caption id="attachment_9000" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Stuart on the job"][/caption] Guides don’t like to be told what fly to use.  They don’t like to be told where to float either.   Just don’t. When I called Mr. T. to guide some of my clients a day for me, I had no clue what I was ...

O’Keefe Blogging for More Lil Kim’s

Hey Zach   In a ‘bulging at the seams’ Subaru Outback, with a couple buddies, we traversed the Andes in an early season Chile trout tour. Rivers were high, but crystal clear. After 20 straight days on the water, I have to say, a new Idylwilde streamer is on my new ‘go ...

One More Wafer Thin Mint

"Big fish like a big meal" is a saying that streamer fisherman like to use.  Sometimes that is the case.  Eric Ishiwata thought he was offering a big meal fishing his Grand Master Flash.  Turns out this Brown had already eaten and was looking for a pallet cleanser.  Turns out ...

Hank Makes the “Tour”