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 ...

Wild Ride for Fly Fishing Indsutry – Far From Over

[caption id="attachment_10098" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Wild Ride is Just About to Start![/caption] The fall issue of The Drake Magazine was released yesterday.  The issue includes an article titled “The Fly Company That Lost – and Blogged It All” written by Geoff Mueller. Mr. Mueller does his best to bring clarity to a story ...

Idylwilde Suspends Taking Orders for 2014 Delivery

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and ...

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 ...

Subtle Clues Indicate Seasonal Rythms – The Hat Day 60

[caption id="attachment_9950" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Jimmy doesn't see a lot of bugs in the lantern.[/caption] Spending more days then not on the river, plugs you into the subtle shifts and rhythms of the seasonal changes.  Of course there are the big clues. Ones that even the casual observer notices like leaves are ...

Some Reasons to Celebrate this Septober!

[caption id="attachment_9956" align="alignnone" width="499"] Christmas in Septober--the first Idylwilde Flies from Sri Lanka have arrived![/caption]   Just in time for our favorite season, Idylwilde's first fly shipment from Sri Lanka arrived on Friday! It was cleared by customs and US Fish & Wildlife, then delivered to our Portland headquarters. A list of ...

KP Easily Finds Seclusion On NorCal Public Water

Yo,   Made the long trip up north on Thursday night to visit family, and go to a wedding. It feels great to be back in my old stomping grounds for a few days, recharge the batteries, see the familia, and enjoy some places I spent so many years exploring. The sun ...

Operation Chubby: The Long Way to Colombo

Our journey began in the typical pre-dawn frenzy. Like starting early would somehow get us there faster. Zach and I checked off the last of our to-dos on the way to the airport. When we finally stood at the gate, the clock started running on a 49-hour brain-numbing waiting game. ...

“The Hat” Day 30 – Needs a Break from the Sun

Mike Boyd owner / operator of Deschutes Outfitters has agreed to share the life of an Idylwilde trucker hat.  This hat started  fresh just as all guides do at the beginning of the season.  It will be interesting to see which is more haggard at the end of the season ...

Little Guy & A New Hat = Excellent Mojo

  [caption id="attachment_9618" align="alignleft" width="257"] New swag. Impregnate with fish stink = Good fishing mojo[/caption] Yo Zach, Thanks for the brand spanking new Idylwilde hat to replace the "old faithfuls" that are totaled out. There is nothing like the first day you bust out a new fly rod and you have a killer ...