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 ...

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 ...

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 Hat” Day 30 – Needs a Break from the Sun

Mike Boyd owner / operator of Deschutes Outfitters has agreed to share the life of an Idylwilde trucker hat.  This hat started  fresh just as all guides do at the beginning of the season.  It will be interesting to see which is more haggard at the end of the season ...

Little Guy & A New Hat = Excellent Mojo

  [caption id="attachment_9618" align="alignleft" width="257"] New swag. Impregnate with fish stink = Good fishing mojo[/caption] Yo Zach, Thanks for the brand spanking new Idylwilde hat to replace the "old faithfuls" that are totaled out. There is nothing like the first day you bust out a new fly rod and you have a killer ...

Reps & Fly Shops Taking it On the Chin Too!

[caption id="attachment_9598" align="alignright" width="300"] Jaylo enjoying a moment during less stressful times[/caption] With all the recent events at Idylwilde, I wanted to throw a quick shout out to a great friend and guy who has a lot to loose from all that is going on right now...Jason Lozano.  AKA Jaylo   Jason is ...

The Jeweler Customizes Reel

Hand engraving makes me think "how come I am not a .com millionaire so I can own a collection of hand engraved side by side shotguns?"  I may never own,  sorry, I will never own a hand engraved shotgun. On the upside I may one day own a hand engraved reel.  ...

KP’s Dreams Dashed as Sig. Tyer Commission Losses Mount

This is Bullshit! I was supposed to put a down payment on this with my royalties and finally take it to Silvey. [caption id="attachment_9549" align="alignnone" width="442"] This baby was going to take me to #1[/caption]