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 ...

Crew Day

[caption id="attachment_8152" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="Toad produces Toad"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8153" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Camera 2 not to be outdone"][/caption] In many respects, the skill-set of a good outdoor TV cameraman is very similar to that of a good river guide. Prefers to work outside Strong customer service skills Willing to work long hours Good communication skills Organized, timely professional Skilled ...

Winter Steelheaders Dream

Bootfoot waders are the most valuable tool to winter steelheaders but the Dutch Tub runs a close 2nd. I'm packing one of these in my drift boat with a cord of wood for all my trips next season.

4-20 – Smelling the Flowers

It is easy to get caught up in the intensity of fly fishing. We fish hard and fast, we worry about who is fishing where and with what, and at our worst, we define ourselves and worth as anglers through numbers.  Combined, these tendencies can transform a sport that is ...

Fishing Rule #5 – Exhibit A

I decided to bring clarity to Rule #5 using a documented incident.  This incident clearly documents why it was necessary for me to exercise my right to invoke the rule. Here is the definition of Rule #5.  Its followed by exhibit A. Rule #5:  If angler should lose fish in the landing ...

Field Test Success No Surprise

Sig. Tier Ken Morrish headed North this fall with a box full of his creations.  Each angler that heads north hopes for good water conditions.  Kenny hit it right. The field testing was a success, no surprise.  Here are a few images from the trip. [caption id="attachment_6369" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Timmy! Large ...

Yet another “Occupy” gathering

There is an "Occupy" movement directly behind my house. Hundreds have gathered from near and far, some even from Canada.  I'm not sure why they're here, all they're doing is making noise and pooping all over, turning the field into a muddy mess. They communicate by honking (not tweeting).  Notice ...

Bear Gyrlls in the House

Remote logging roads are where I usually find myself when the water goes out in BC.  In my mind there has to be one river in the system that miraculously isn't affected by the weather like the rest of the rivers.  I also imagine that no one knows about this ...

Gone Johnson!

My wife is kind enough to allow me to make an annual trip to Northern BC every year.  I use the time to fish a lot of our new steelhead patterns but mainly to unwind and rejuvenate.  This year was special as my younger brother was accompanying me for his ...

Alberta Fishing Lights Out – Get it While Summer Lasts

Hi Zach, It’s Hopper-Time.  Need I say more?  Big trout on foam flies makes for some happy anglers lately. While the Morrish Hopper has done us well, and the Chubby Chernobyl in Tan still has a ridiculous fish catching ability. Hot, bright days have made for some tougher afternoons but a ...