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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Superstitious? Fishing Guides…

Hey Zach, Thanks for sending me a new cap! Wore this one for about a year and a half as my main hat. Now it's my good luck cap!  When things get desperate on the water, I reach for old faithful to turn things around. Growing up playing sports I was the superstitious ...

KP Shares Alaska Guides Top 9 Rules!

Guiding in Alaska is 1 flight in, at the beginning of the season, and 1 flight out, at the end of the season.  Don't get it wrong!   KP's Occupy Alaska - Top 9 Rules:   Rule 1  Coffee and Wet one's. It's like Sonny and Cher or Starskey and Hutch...it just kinda ...

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.