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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bullfroggin’

  [caption id="attachment_9801" align="alignright" width="300"] The less desirables poach the kid water![/caption] On a late July Sunday Funday, we decided to poach a friend of a friend’s neighborhood bass pond while the owner of the home was on-vacation. Private neighborhoods with private lakes, stocked with bass and panfish, are pretty common in ...

Baitbusters Rock! BASS

[caption id="attachment_9642" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Karnopp "breaking traditions" just like idol Teeny. "If they are in the water I will catch them."[/caption] On a recent trip to northern Wisconsin we were having as hard a time catching bass as we were taking in-focus photographs. The water was cold and the fish didn’t ...

KP Discovers Secret Bass Fishery

[caption id="attachment_9633" align="alignnone" width="700"] Ocean wind blows over the dunes making for great water temps and tough casting[/caption] Hey Zach and Brian, Found a killer lake down here. It's small, no shore access, only kayak or pram.  Hiking a ways is the only way to access the lake. Most people are not ...

Roman Polanski Production?

Whoa!!! Heavy!! The symbolism in the teddy bear scene eludes me? Do you get it? Not sure I am comfortable watching it a 2nd time.    

Extreme Fishing for Real

My perception is that the majority of people making films or videos about fly fishing these days attempt to portray the sport as "extreme." To me extreme means putting your life at risk by participating in the sport. I have never felt my life has been threatened by the actual ...

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.