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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Idylwilde 2013 Order Update

  As promised, we are circling back to you, our most important partners, with an update on Idylwilde fly deliveries. Your support and encouragement has been a huge factor in keeping us going through this situation, and we thank you. Whatever rumors you may have heard, we hope you’ll recognize that ...

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 ...

Sales Reps Are Born Into the Profession Similar to Pimping

 

USPS Looking Out for the Tax Payer in Navajo Dam

In the summer of 1994 the Navajo Dam Post Office was in Abe’s Motel.  Not in a motel room exactly, but in a small building just to the east of the fly shop/baitshop/gas station/liquor store/restaurant conglomeration Abe’s had become.  The Post Office building did have a couple rooms ‘round back ...

Winding Down

October 25, 2012 [caption id="attachment_8620" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Fire of Fall will soon be gone"][/caption]   It is possible to catch fish on the San Juan River EVERYDAY of the year.  There is no fishing season.  The water never gets too dirty or warm.  There is no ice.    Like many tail-water fisheries the extremely ...

Featured New Pattern – Ish’s Kool Herc

My streamers are primarily designed to be fished on a down-and-across wet fly swing, ideally with two-handed rods. When I started out experimenting with spey rods for trout, I found that of the hundreds of streamers in production, few were actually designed to swim in a lifelike manner. Standard buggers ...

Featured New Pattern – Lively’s BFD

Lively’s BFD – “Baetis for Dummies”– This fly came about during the late summer months on the Roaring Fork River when baetis were hatching but things were getting technical.  Standard RS2’s were [caption id="attachment_8494" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Olive"][/caption] doing the trick, but everyone else was using them.  So, in paying homage to Rim ...