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 ...

Take Action to Preserve YOUR Public Land!

Our greatest single asset is our public land! My friend Mia Sheppard works as the Oregon representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, whose mission is to "guarantee you a place to hunt and fish." Mia is calling on all of us to contact the BLM and let them know ...

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.

Bacha Makes Final 5

Idylwilde team member Darcy Bacha joins an elite team of photographers as 1 of 5 finalists in the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown.  (Thanks Darcy for representing the brand)  This competition is part of the world Ski and Snowboard Festival.  Events taking place in Whistler BC from April 12 through the ...

Teeakers Thwarted!

On the way to a meet his clients, official Idylwilde collections agent Matt McCrary, stopped to pick up supplies.  Upon returning to his truck he found the window smashed.  Matt assumed (probably correctly so) that a meth tweeker had smashed the window to get at the goodies all temptingly sitting ...

Duke 1998 – 2013 RIP If Only Humans Were Half as Loyal

This past Sunday my wife and I decided it was time to put Duke our German wire hair pup down.  Nothing easy about that decision.  Duke was unquestionably loyal to me his entire life.  I wanted to return that loyalty by making sure Duke would not suffer or live in ...

Fishing Partner Tips

Most anglers have a fishing partner or two.  Not all fishing partners are created equal!  Here are some qualities you might consider before promoting a mere fishing acquaintance to full fledged Fishing Partner Status.  Bottom line, decisions like these have consequences for years to come.  So taking the time to ...

Coal for Christmas

On Christmas morning my son leaps out of bed and races to the living room to see if Santa managed to make it to our house.  He returns to report that "Santa did come!  Santa did come! and he brought Pono coal in his stocking!"  Pono is our highly specialized ...

Thank You! Jozy Gustafson

I can’t pin-point the exact moment that my little Brittany became gun shy, but I can tell you that it was on her first hunt, shortly after she pointed her first covey of Huns, when she was 10-months old. Filled with the excitement of flushing birds and shotgun blasts, she ...

Missoni – Our thoughts

Feather hair extensions popped up last year in full force.  Shortly there after, the feather extensions were advertised for pets. About two weeks ago the fashion brand Missoni offered some of their branded items to Target so the mass consumers could afford them.  With a couple of clicks, I found this ...