Monthly Archives: October 2012

Today at Jimmy’s 10-30-12

We are assembling our Saturday fly tying demo schedule for the winter season.  A demo will be held each Saturday, beginning November 17th, 2012 and going through March 30, 2013.  In a few days we will announce the schedule for the remainder of 2012.  The demos are free to the public, usually run from 10 AM to 1 PM, and attending them is a great way to keep up with new materials and techniques as well as review both of these, tried and true.  Each tier to be featured has great experience tying and presenting the patterns they will demonstrate.  Each is also ready and willing to share their knowledge and skills with you.

Still Waters 10-30-12

We have stories of good fishing success at Chesterfield Reservoir, but some fish caught are recent planters for next year.  Others range to over twenty inches.  Streamers, fly rod jigs,  wooly bugger types, midge pupa patterns under indicators; all seem to work.  Hawkins Reservoir continues to produce some nice fish for those presenting streamers and wooly bugger types.

Today at Jimmy’s

Wanted to give you all a heads up that we are wanting to do a beginning fly tying session in November. The class will start on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The class is $50. Students must provide their own materials and tools. We sell a kit designed specifically for the course. Call the shop to get signed up.

Still Waters 10-27-12

Bank fishing has been so good at Chesterfield Reservoir that a boat is not needed. Fish up through trophy sizes seem to respond equally well to midge pupa under and indicator, streamers, or nymphs. Which works best depends on which stories you wish to believe.  Fishing success is also holding up well on Hawkins Reservoir where streamers and wooly bugger types are bringing action.

Small Streams 10-27-12

Recent storms have shut down access to many in the back country. So the season on many is over until next spring.  Here are a few exceptions.  All are near well-maintained highways, but be sure to check road conditions before you venture to them.  Warm River in the Three Rivers area and Buffalo River around the campground will offer responses to good BWO activity. Birch Creek in the family area will do the same, and all these waters hold fish that will respond to small nymph pattern with & without bead heads.