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Yellowstone Park, May 30th, 2020

We have received 2020 Yellowstone Park fishing licenses and regulations. All Montana entrances to the Park open Monday, June 1st. This will make it easier to get to the Firehole River rather than going via the south entrance. The Firehole, being the usual early season Park hot spot, is likely to be well attended.  But well placed BWO & caddis life cycle patterns, soft hackles (partridge & olive, partridge & amber) will bring action.  Look for that action to improve if showers threaten.

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Yellowstone Park, May 16th, 2020

 

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We will be a 2020 Yellowstone National Park fishing license vendor.  Interruptions caused by dealing with the covid-19 virus has slowed the Park’s preparation and distribution of these licenses, but we expect having them with accompanying regulations soon. On arrival of these items, we will place notice of such here.  The Park fishing season is scheduled to open this year on Saturday, May 23rd. However to date certain areas of the Park are currently closed including to fishing.  If/when these areas open to fishing, we will post such on this web site.

For more information on Yellowstone Park’s upcoming happenings and plans, go to https://www.nps.gov/yel/index.htm.

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Today at Jimmy’s, May 16th, 2020

Beginning at 10 AM today we will resume selling non-resident fishing licenses. This is because “Phase Two” of the Governor’s  covid-19 recovery plan allows such actions. Also quarantine restrictions ( 14 days self isolation) for out of state visitors has been lifted through the Governor’s action.

All this is great news for fly-fishers anticipating trout responses to the upcoming sequence of  insect hatches on east Idaho waters.

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Jim Gabettas Life Sketch

As many of you know, our dad, Jim Gabettas, passed away April 12 after a brief illness. In these unusual times, we thought the best way to celebrate Dad’s life is through photos and memories of a quiet, yet remarkable life.

We are grateful to everyone who touched our father over the years—the countless friends, customers, shop employees and folks who dropped by to say “hello” and talk fishing in Dad’s office.

Jimmy, Chris and Jennifer

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Today at Jimmy’s, May 2, 2020

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As we are rolling out a plan for re-opening the shop, we hope everyone takes into consideration the safety of not only yourself, but those around you.

  • Monday, May 4th we will be “soft•opening” the shop. What does this mean? We are still HIGHLY encourage curbside pick up.
  • Face masks <or buff> will be mandatory for all customers to enter the shop.
  • All shop staff will also be masked.
  • Only 4 customers will be allowed in the shop at a time.
  • A sanitation station <compliant with the CDCs recommendations> will be placed at the door for use before entering & upon exiting.
  • Have a prepared shopping list upon arrival to limit browsing time.
  • Appointment only for trying on waders, boots & clothing.
  • Out of state fishing/hunting licenses are still NOT available to purchase at the shop or online.
  • We will keep you posted on any dates/information pertaining to fishing, licensing, etc., made available to us.
  • Thank you all for continuing to show your support for the shop and our community, we look forward to getting back to “normal” and seeing your faces!
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Today at Jimmy’s, April 21, 2020

F&G Commission amends earlier decision and allows more nonresident license, tag and permit sales.

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on April 9 amended its previous ( April 4th) decision to temporarily suspend sales of some nonresident licenses, tags, and permits to also allow nonresident sales under specific situations, including with respect to fishing:

  • Allow people who moved to Idaho to establish residency less than 6 months ago, or who have not gotten an Idaho driver’s license as required within 90 days of Idaho residency, to still purchase a nonresident license under these conditions:

1. Person produces an Idaho driver’s license, or Idaho Identification Card, issued by the Idaho Transportation Department, or a person produces two documents issued by a third party showing name and Idaho residence address, such as rent, mortgage receipts or utility bills.

2. Person signs a declaration demonstrating bona fide intent to become an Idaho resident.

People who are eligible to buy license and tags under these criteria must contact a Fish and Game regional office  or headquarters via phone to arrange for the purchase of eligible nonresident items.  This action cannot be performed by license vendors.

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Today at Jimmy’s April 14th, 2020

 

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It is with heavy hearts for us to share that Jim Sr. passed away Sunday morning, April 12th. His passion for the shop, the outdoors, his family, and interacting with you all over the years brought joy even in his final days. ☀️

In the upcoming days we will share a life sketch to capture the amazing life Jim had.

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Today at Jimmy’s April 10th, 2020

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has made a positive amendment to its April 4th, 2020 temporary suspension of non-resident fishing licenses, hunting tags and permits, etc.

If an arrangement for guiding services with a licensed outfitter has been made before this date but license for this arrangement, including fishing is yet to be purchased, such purchase will be allowed.  Proof of arrangement examples for taking to a license vendor include a service request letter signed by the client, outfitting service confirmation letter, a printed email exchange that arranges the outfitting service, or confirmation of service deposit payment, all made before April 4th, 2020.

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Today at Jimmy’s April 10th, 2020

So many of roads in our nearby National Forests lead to fishing locations that are superb “social distancing” candidates. Currently deep but diminishing snow remains on most.  It appears that many national forest roads, including such as the Bear and McCoy Creek roads, will not host opening operations until at least the middle of this month.  We will keep in touch with the nearby forest service offices to find when openings of such roads take place.  When openings are confirmed, we will place such information on this web site.

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Today at Jimmy’s, April 7th, 2020

Because Idaho non-resident fishing licenses have ceased being issued until further notice, we have received some questions as to whether the same would happen with Montana non-resident fishing licenses. To date such has not happened, so Montana non-resident fishing licenses are still available at Jimmy’s.

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