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First Molokai Bonefish! First Hawaii Bonefish!

[caption id="attachment_10424" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bonefish on![/caption] Robert Dotson recently contacted me about fly fishing for bonefish on Molokai.  Robert had been coming to Hawaii for years but only recently heard that there were fly fishing opportunities for bonefish on the islands.   His first contact was to some people on Oahu ...

Idylwilde Hawaii Goes Live

Hi Folks, It has been some time since I posted.  Thought I would update those who care. For the time being I am living half the year in Hawaii.  I have recently set up Idylwilde Hawaii, a guided trips targeting bonefish on the flats of Molokai.  I was born and raised on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Karnopp Attempts to Tell “His” and Other Idylwilde Signature Tyer Story

Note:  Justin submitted this letter to fly fishing magazines.  The editors of those publications either decided not to print the letter or did not respond.  These are the views of Idylwilde Signature tyers independent of Idylwilde.  The Drake wrote one story about the theft of Idylwilde but doesn't seem interested ...

Weekend at Largo X!

75 degees in the shade, Fossils on stones, Mega turkey's, Pelican Bay lunch break, Fat Northern Largemouth eating baitfish patterns as fast as you can strip them (or a robo worm on a shakey head if you are pitching gear) and then bending your 10 wt. in two...yata yata yata......      

Have a Chrome Christmas!

[caption id="attachment_10245" align="alignnone" width="442"] The Jeweler produces "bling" both on the water and at the bench![/caption]  

Get Your New Idylwilde Tee

The 2014 Idylwilde Bug Tees are available.  Buy Now WOMAN'S BUG TEE:  Chicks dig bugs too! And they will love their bugs on these ultra-light 100% cotton jersey tees that feel fantastic next to the skin and drape beautifully.  Sleek, contoured fit with side seams that flatter the silhouette, even preshrunk ...

Judge Fails to Grant Idylwilde Preliminary Injunction – Judge Has Yet to Issue Opinion

The case is far from over.  Idylwilde and I are still pursuing damages and a permanent injunction.  A motion for a preliminary injunction is merely an attempt to prevent additional harm while the case winds its way through the court system.  It is not a final decision about the merits ...

Guess the Other Fisherman are at the Mall?

Yep, December is here already. Snow, rain and warm clothes tend to be the norm for this time of year, but global warming tends to be a Bass fisherman's best friend in my new home quarters. December 1st brought 75 degree weather and a few nice largemouth to the hand less ...