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 ...

The Grab! by: Weedless Productions – Starring Marts Zulu

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 ...

Some Reasons to Celebrate this Septober!

[caption id="attachment_9956" align="alignnone" width="499"] Christmas in Septober--the first Idylwilde Flies from Sri Lanka have arrived![/caption]   Just in time for our favorite season, Idylwilde's first fly shipment from Sri Lanka arrived on Friday! It was cleared by customs and US Fish & Wildlife, then delivered to our Portland headquarters. A list of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...