I love the Lake!

"I don't want my kids to do any sports or after school activities. That would mean having to take time away from the lake. I don't want to take any time away from the lake. I love the lake!" Dave Bagget Okie Noodling Who wouldn't love ...

Need Water!!! …Buzz Worms are Out

Here are some pics from today at the lake. Hit a couple spots, and caught some quality Crappie and Spotted Bass. Nothing like sight fishing in March. Also, got rattled on for the first time this year...not rad. We need some water down here!   --- KP [caption id="attachment_10261" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Looks ...

Convertible Ergonomic Workplace Tying Station & Office

My boss was nice enough to provide us with ergonomically correct desks at work. Plugging away at emails all day is much easier on the back when you have the option of standing or sitting, and I’ve most certainly become a model employee since the addition of my adjustable-height desk. ...

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 ...

The Grab! by: Weedless Productions – Starring Marts Zulu

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 ...

Did You Know Stealhead Joe?

[caption id="attachment_9933" align="alignnone" width="666"] Does his spirit still walk the tracks from Maupin to Moody?[/caption]   A buddy called the other day and asked, "Who is Steelhead Joe?" I had no idea what or who he was talking about. "Me neither, but apparently he was a legendary steelhead guide on the Deschutes!" He ...

The Beach Today

[caption id="attachment_9927" align="alignnone" width="442"] Spent a great Sunday walking the beach with a fly rod![/caption]  

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 ...