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Today at Jimmy’s 7-13-13

We have a great deal on an Outcast Pontoon boat in the store right now. The boat is an Outcast Discovery 9 IR and is perfect for area lakes and rivers. This boat retails for $899.00 and we have it on sale right now for $650.00. If your interested in this boat, get in touch with us quickly, it won’t last long!


Today at Jimmy’s 6-27-13


Hey everybody we just wanted to let all you know that the shop will be open on the 4th of July from 8a.m. to 3p.m. So we hope to see you before you head out fishing for the day!

On another note, we just received a whole bunch of new Jimmy’s T shirts and hats. These are all new designs this year and we have a little bit of everything to choose from. So, if you need a new hat or t shirt to replace that old one come down and check them out.




Today at Jimmy’s 6-25-13

This time of year brings crowds of fly-fishers to choice locations on the Henry’s Fork and the South Fork for good reasons.  Emerging caddisflies, damselflies, mayflies, and stoneflies on these rivers bring responses from trout that are hard to match, and we can help with strategies and merchandise.  Certainly these popular locations are worth fishing, but when it is time to get away from the crowds within, we can also help.  See our Articles page to learn what other quality fishing locations abound in this area.  We will be adding to this page throughout the season.  If one of the locations we feature strikes your fancy, get in touch or come into the shop for further details and strategy information.


Today at Jimmys 6-20-13

Rio has been making great fly lines for a long time and their new line promises to continue that tradition. We just received a few of the new “Perception” lines from Rio and they look awesome!  The new Perception is built with a super low stretch “ConnectCore” that improves sensitivity for better cast timing, easier line lift, and precise mending. The line also is Tri-colored to help with accuracy and distance control. Rio offers the line in weights 3-8 in a green/tamo/can color combination. We would be happy to show you these new lines in the shop so come down and check them out! Also, be sure to check out the video posted below to see and hear all about the new Perception.







Today at Jimmy’s

For all you Steelheaders out there we just received the new Skagit Master 4 DVD “cracking the code”. I have not watched it yet but I am sure it will be just as good as the previous three with a little more fishing in this one.


Second is a new book called “Fly Fishing for Carp” written by Kirk Deeter. Fly Fishing for carp is pretty popular in the area and this would be a great book to read over and pick up some new tips and flies from. If the carp thing is something you enjoy or want to learn more about, this book is a must have.



Today at Jimmy’s 6-11-13

I have some some good news and some bad news. Its come time to say goodbye to all of you. In the past I have left for the summer to guide on the South Fork until October. Than returned to the shop working full time for the remainder of the year. This summer I am excited to announce that I have accepted a full time position outside of the fishing industry. In my personal life my family is continuing to grow and the cost of supporting this family is increasing daily. I was presented with a very good oppertunity and through some long discussions with Jimmy and my wife I decided to not pass it up. This oppertunity is going to allow me to build a career but also spend more time with my family during the summer months fishing, camping and being outside.

Although I will be making my full time wages outside of the fly shop. I am happy to inform you that I will still be involved with the shop through educational classes we offer teaching fly tying classes and helping organize special classes with industry professionals.

So as my last post in Today at Jimmy’s, I want to say thank you to all of the customers and friends I have gotten to know over the past 7 years. I also want to say thank you to Jimmy for being the best boss I have ever had. I have learned so much from you Jimmy and working in your shop. The last 7 years will not be forgotten and I feel lucky to have been your employee and friend. Thank you Jimmy for all the advice and mentoring you have graciously offered over the years. I look forward to many more years of friendship and swapping fishing stories.


Today at Jimmy’s 6-10-13

Pretty much everyone likes to fish streamers and even if you don’t, chances are you know all about Kelly Galloup and his innovative fly patterns. We have a new DVD from Galloup in the store called “Streamers on Steroids”. In this DVD Kelly personally ties five of his patters including the: Nancy P, Barely Legal, Tips up, Boogie Man, and the Pearl necklace.  People are always wanting to know how to tie Galloups patterns and I can’t think of any better way then to watch the man himself do it. So if you have always wanted to try these patterns out, swing by the shop, pick this DVD up, and get to tying!



Today at Jimmy’s 5-3-13

Now that the temperature is starting to rise, I wanted to show you guys an awesome shirt we are carrying to keep cool this summer out on the water. The new shirt is from a company called ” FreeFly” and it is made out of bamboo. You read right, bamboo! I thought it sounded crazy but after fishing in this shirt for the past couple months, I can tell you this is one of the best fishing shirts I have ever worn. The shirt fits perfect, not too loose or too tight and breathes incredibly well.  There is so much to like about this shirt but here is some information directly from FreeFly;

  • Moisture wicking = a light yet strong material that keeps skin dry
  • Thermal regulating fabric = keeps body temperature a few degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • Antibacterial/Anti-odor = bamboo fibers naturally resists trapping odors, due to a unique bacteriostatis agent found in bamboo called “bamboo kun” (which means NO more worrying about smelling like campfire smoke the morning after)
  • Anti-itch = bamboo material is soft and non-irritating (even to sensitive skin!) due to the smooth structure of its fibers
  • Antistatic = bamboo material naturally eliminate the buildup of static electricity
  • Biodegradable = bamboo material can be broken down in a reasonable amount of time, decomposing back into a natural element
  • Environmentally Sustainable = bamboo is grown without using pesticides, thus does not pollute ground water or air (also, bamboo forests serve as carbon sinks, a very useful tool with climate change)
  • Breathable = the structure of bamboo fibers make bamboo fabrics more breathable than cotton, hemp, wool or synthetic fabrics


As you can see this is a sweet shirt and one worth checking out! We have a bunch of different colors and each shirt has our logo on the back. Come by the shop and check them out!


Today at Jimmy’s 5-23

So if you haven’t heard yet Idylwilde who is a major supplier of flies for our shop is having some issues getting their spring orders from their manufacturer overseas. We don’t know what the problem is but we do know that the majority of our spring order of flies will not be coming this season. This effects you as a customer because we will be all out of Idylwilde’s very popular dry fly, the Chubby Chernobyl. We have already begun to sell out of the carryover stock from last year. With this news we are encouraging people to tie their own Chubby Chernobyl’s. It’s a super easy fly to tie and we just received a wing material that is perfect for tying these flies. The Para Post Wing from Hareline is a synthetic material that is very visible and will float well. We also recommend it for parachute flies. It is available in the 4 colors that we have displayed in the photograph above.