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 ...

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 ...

Fishing and Eating Hamburgers Madison Style!

John Spriggs - Madison River, Montana from The Burgundy Collective on Vimeo.

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 ...

Fall Officially Arrived in Norcal

Weather [caption id="attachment_8555" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Piggy"][/caption] Fall is a welcome change in Nor Cal because if you guide here or spend much time out doors here for the last 4 months (say June-sept) you have been sweating like a pig most days. I spend a lot of time guiding during the summer ...

Kenny Powers Highlights Fellow Jet Skier Brian Silvey as Steelhead God!

Once again Kenny Powers has outdone himself. A member of the fresh water hall of fame Powers proposes penning a book dedicated to his fishing Gods. Featured as one of the Gods in this book will be Idylwilde Sig. tier and world champion jet skier, Brian Silvey aka The Champ! ...

The Only Thing I See on Fire is the FISHING!

July 11, 2012   [caption id="attachment_8014" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="No flames here"][/caption] The only thing, right now, that is on fire in Colorado is the fishing.  I have been guiding all over SW Colorado this summer and despite early low-water conditions the fishing has been great.  The cherry on top: dries, dries and more ...

Nor Cal – Hogan Checks in with News

So I-city has been busy...Lots happening with Spring popping. I have been guiding, chasing my kids, coaching baseball, and yelling at the TV courtesy of the San Francisco Giants. Ryan Johnston bought a new boat which was in line with the purchase of Manhattan Island in 1662 by Peter Minuit ...

If Only I Lived Closer

My name is Spencer and I am a geographically challenged steelheader. Living in Durango has a lot to offer the angler, but après-work and weekend steelheading trips are not one of them. For me, going steelheading is an annual trip. [caption id="attachment_6339" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Why can't I live closer to these ...