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Today at Jimmy’s 11-18-09

We have received some new Simms outerwear just in time for the Holidays. We have new windstopper Fleece Jackets, Softshell Hooded Jackets and micro fleece with our logo on the chest. We have also received some Whiting Eurohackle that has been custom dyed for tying Henry’s Lake Patterns. Chirstmas is just around the corner. We have lots of great Christmas items for all you fly fisherman and we also have gift certificates available.


Today at Jimmy’s

We are doing our first beginning fly tying session starting on the 23rd of November. Tim Woodard will be teaching this class there are only 2 spots left. This class is a Monday night and will go for 5 consecutive weeks and end on the 21st of December. The class is $50 and does not include materials. We have tying kits available at the shop or you can provide your own materials.This is a great opportunity for you to learn the basic fundamentals of fly tying. Call the shop to sign up today!


Today at Jimmys 11-14-09

Today starts the first day of our tying demonstrations. Clark Peirce is tying for us today. He is a production/fly designer for Rainys Fly Company. we will start doing our fly tying presentations every Saturday until March.  Keep posted to the website for the demo schedule. Also if you are on Facebook you can become a fan of the shop, and receive updates about the shop via Facebook.


Today at Jimmy’s 11-04-2009

We announce our Saturday morning fly tying demos from their beginning on November 14th through the end of year 2009. Go to our fly tying demos page to view this part of the schedule.  Later this month we will announce our Saturday morning tying demos For January and into February, 2010.


Today at Jimmy’s 10-22-09

October is probably my favorite month of the year! There are so many fun and exciting things to chase in October. Steelhead, Brown Trout, Pheasants, Ducks, Geese, and of course Elk and Deer. All the rivers and streams in the local area are fishing well. Due to the great water season we had this last winter flows have stayed steady allowing wonderful Blue Wing Olive hatches.

With winter knocking at our doorstep we have started beefing up our tying inventory. We have brought in some new material for the tying season. There is a new rabbit material for tying streamers called Bunnybou. It is a rabbit hide that resembles marabou in the water. we also have brought in Krystal Flash Chennelle and Baitfish Emulator. We have a full selection on colors and sizes for these new products! All of these new tying products have very many uses for tying flies. Stop by the shop today we would love to show you these new materials.


Today at Jimmy’s 9-30-09

We have received some new Simms gear this week. We have a new hooded Softshell jacket and some new waderwick tops with our logo on the chest. We have also put most of our Cloudveil items on closeout. Come into the shop and check out our fall sale.

RIO has introduced a new line this year. The Trout LT line is taking the place of the Selective Trout II Line. The Trout LT is designed for Medium to Slow action rods, when soft presentation of small flies to picky trout is essential. The Trout LT line is available in the Olive/Cream color. Some suggested fly rods that work great with the new RIO Trout LT line is the Sage ZXL, Winston BIIt, and the Scott G2.

The RIO Gold Trout line has a new color this year. The Gold line is available in the Olive/Gold, and the new Orange/White color. RIO has introduced the two-tone fly line in the Gold and Trout LT.


Today at Jimmy’s 9-23-09

Today we have put a lot of our clothing on the sale rack for closeout. We have clothes from Columbia, Simms and Cloudveil. We have some really great gear at some great prices up to 50% off! If you have needed some new fishing gear now is the time to take advantage of this sale.

Fly Tiers! We have put together a bag of goodies. We call it the Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler Grab Bag! There is about $25 worth of tying material in the Grab bag. We are selling the bags with tax included for $4! Sorry no peaking, or cherry picking! You will find these bags have great material in them and worth more than $4!


Today at Jimmys 9-01-09

We are starting to see some of the new products that will be available beginning this Fall and into next year.

SIMMS is coming out with a line of insect repeling clothing named “No Fly Zone” next Spring. We’ll be ordering it this Fall to make sure we have a good inventory for next year.  We’ll have the new Sage XI3 rods in soon. They are made primarily for salt water and are light than the XI2 rods they are replacing.

We are going to reorganize our fly tying materials area late this Fall (after fishing and hunting slows down!) and bring in some new materials that we think will work for this area. We are always open to suggestions on what material to carry so feel free to recommend a material that you would like us to add.

This week we did add 11 new colors of Arizona Simi Seal. Simi seal as a wet fly/streamer  dubbing that we use on the bodies of nymphs, leeches, steelhead flies and streamers.


Today at Jimmys 08-12-09

We are now stocking the Rio Max Plus tippet and leaders. It is a stiffer nylon than the Powerflex so it will turn over bigger flies easier. The leaders are 10 feet long and come in tippet sizes 3x to .013″.  The tippet spools also come in those diameters. For our area the best uses for Rio Max Plus material will be for streamer fishing, casting big bushy dries and steelhead fishing.

The steelhead counts are starting to look good for this Fall. There was quite a thermal block on the Columbia River through this weekend but the weather has cooled and the fish are moving again. We should see some fish by mid October like we had last year. We  have some new steelhaed patterns developed by John Stenersen that are tied by Riverborn Fly Company. Four of the new steelhead patterns are tube fly versions of some of his popular patterns. I like tube flies because they ride even in the water and you are not sometimes discovering that your fly has been riding upside down for who knows how long. I also  think I land a higher percentage of fish once I have them hook up because of they can’t twist the fly out of their mouths. If you have never rigged a tube fly just ask us and we can show you.