Case Settles as Idylwilde Looks to 2016

[caption id="attachment_10356" align="alignleft" width="700"] Idylwilde sun rising over recent clouds[/caption] The legal dispute between Umpqua, Mirabel and Idylwilde has settled.  The case has come to a close. It is now time for Idylwilde to look towards 2016.  The company  intends to hone production through 2015.  Insuring that 2016 deliveries will meet Idylwilde ...

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 ...

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. ...

Snake Charmer Dubbed “Polish Flag” Loyal Angler

Email received today from loyal customer: [caption id="attachment_10065" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Bass, Red Fish - KP Charms them all![/caption] Hi,   I'm Mike form Poland. Last year i was in LA fishing for redfish. Te trip was great thanks to your fly - Sneak Charmer SIG1612 ( in white and red )   I called it very polish ...

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 ...

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 ...

My Chilean Marathon

Several years ago we went to Chile to film some segments for an instructional flyfishing show. I don’t generally sleep very well on planes and so I watched movies, knocked down a global variety of cold ones, and made the flight attendants nervous on the long redeye to Santiago. We ...

Flesh, Flesh and More Flesh!

Hey Zach - wanted to check in and say hi from up here in the great Northland. I just returned from setting up one of our upriver spike camps and was able to enjoy several days of chasing trout and dollies. While up there, I was inspired to do a ...

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 ...