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 ...

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. ...

Throwing in the Towel

[caption id="attachment_9683" align="alignright" width="240"] King Karnopp the "Thirsty Captain" has retired![/caption] It was still very much winter in Montana, and the day before we launched a 5-day, 5-boat scramble on the Smith, I’d been offered a full-time job complete with lousy pay, long hours, and a week of vacation. After years ...

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 ...

Eye-Tie Tool Hank!

KP Captures the Essence of Bob Quigley

Determination Gets My Respect

Taking a an elk hair caddis or a mayfly or a pheasant tail sure I can see that.  Wanting to eat a hopper, I respect the desire there.  I guess when Whitey really wants a Morrish Hopper he can overcome an oral challenge. [caption id="attachment_8123" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="I WILL eat that ...

Throwing Tantrums Works for Kids & Adults

The gang at Reds Fly Shop find Yeagers Tantrum to be an effective and versatile fly. Great terrestrial general attractor pattern with the ability to float a dropper.