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Today at Jimmy’s 7/5

We have been really busy getting everyone outfitted to go fishing these past weeks and I kinda forgot to update Today at Jimmy’s sorry to all of you who check this regularly. Couple items to bring to your attention.


We have a great selection of rods and reels in the shop right now.  We have rods and reels that meet all levels of anglers and pocketbooks. Speaking of economical rods we have the deal of the century…seriously! Right now we have the Redington Red Fly 2 with a Redington Reel and Rio line on sale right now! Here’s the details… This is a 4 piece rod with a lifetime warranty. The reel is spooled up with backing and line all you need to do is tie a fly on and go fishing. It also comes with a rod and reel case. Regular price on this item is $300, we are selling them at $175. If you are a beginner, seasoned pro who needs a back up rod, it doesn’t matter this is a great deal!

Shop Talk

If you haven’t been in the shop in the last month than you haven’t met Everett. Everett is helping us out this summer while Rollin and I are on the River guiding. Everett hails from Rexburg, and loves to fish. He loves fishing stillwater, and has an obsession for Smallmouth Bass and Carp! Everett is happy to help anyone figure out how to catch fish on any piece of water. Check out his employee questionnaire here. Come in and meet Everett!


Today at Jimmy’s 07-02-10

We will open on Saturday July 3rd with our usual hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. we will be close on Sunday and open again on Monday. Have a great Holiday and good luck if you get out fishing.


Today at Jimmy’s 6-5-10

An update/reminder for South Fork-Snake River fly-fishing fans and anyone interested in area fly-fishing.  Boots Allen will be in the shop, Saturday, June 12 beginning 10 AM to sign copies of his recently released book “Snake River Fly Fishing: Through the Eyes of an Angler”.  Boots will also tie examples of flies featured in the book, give presentation thoughts for them, answer questions on the content of his book, and offer angling strategies  for the Snake River.  We have a good stock of these books on hand, but if you cannot be at Boot’s book signing, come in to buy a copy and leave ideas on how you would like him to personalize your book.  Then come in for the book at your convenience.

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift?  This book would work just fine!


Today at Jimmy 6/1

I got out and fished the Box Canyon yesterday with my family and some friends. Took my daughter Paisley on her first float down the river.

I flipped over a rock and found a healthy population of stonefly nymphs about ready to hatch.

This is why we fish rubberlegs all the time. Stonefly nymphs are a constant supply of food for the fish in the river. As much as the fish like them, I am almost convinced that Paisley likes them more.

(What the heck is this?)

What do you think: do I have a river bum in the making?


Today at Jimmy’s 5/24

Shop Talk

We have all been getting out and fishing this past week. Rollin has been on the Henry’s Fork everyday he has off. Jimmy has been chasing warm water fish, and I have been getting out when I can. I am getting out tomorrow to fish the South Fork, I’m planning on chucking streamers looking for some hungry brown trout. General Season opens this Sat. and we all are excited to go fish our favorite streams and sections of river that have been closed all winter.

Speaking of the holiday weekend we have received Yellowstone Park Licenses. Come down to the shop and get yours early to beat the rush for opening day on Saturday. If you get some good pictures while your out this weekend send them to the shop we need to beef up our photo gallery. Have a great Week and Holiday!


Today at Jimmy’s 5-18-10

We have on hand a large stock of Boots Allen’s  just released book Snake River Fly Fishing.  This is the first major book to describe fly fishing on the upper Snake River including the South Fork reach from Palisades Dam to the Henry’s Fork confluence.   Within, Boots discusses angling strategies, effective fly patterns, personalities, and natural history.  Whether you enjoy fishing the South Fork  reach or the river above  Palisades Reservoir, this definitive book will have  information that will enhance your angling experience.

Mark  Saturday, June 12th on your calendar as a day to be at Jimmy’s.

Here’s why:  Beginning at 10:00 AM, Boots Allen will be at the shop to sign copies of Snake River Fly Fishing and tie  flies featured within.  For sure he will discuss the contents and give fly fishing tips for the upcoming season. Looking for a great Father’s Day gift?  This book fits the bill!

Boots Allen

Can’t be at the shop during this event? Come in beforehand to obtain a copy, leave instructions on how you want Boots to sign it, and pick up at your convenience.


Today at Jimmy’s 5/7

Shop Talk

Rolling went Fishing last Sat and got blown off the water while he was looking for Carp. Jimmy went out on Wed. and had some fun fishing for Bass, but he also saw some major wind. I get to go fishing this afternoon and there is no wind! HA, don’t ask me how it worked out this way but I am happy it did!

New Merchandise

We have got some really neat stuff for tying nymphs its called Flash Back. Its a Hareline product and is mostly used for wing cases on bead head nymphs and stoneflies. We have 14 different colors to choose from which opens up tons of possibilities for this product.

We also have this new product that I am actually really excited about. The boys over at Flymen Fishing Company (they produce the tungsten nymph head beads) have a new product out called Fish Skulls. These are weighted heads for streamers. Works like a conehead or a beadhead for weighting your streamer but is attached differently.


Quick-and-simple to tie, this latest innovation in fly tying offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to using old-style dumbbells or cones to weight their flies. The Fish-Skull™ has unique design features making it a very versatile platform for tying a wide variety of realistic, weighted streamer patterns using natural or synthetic fly tying materials.



Today at Jimmy’s 4-28

Shop Talk

We had a great class on Monday evening with Charles Jardine. He taught a class on Czech Nymphs and Soft Hackles. We stayed up late into the evening learning as much as we could from Charles. He showed us the “proper” way to tie a soft, and how to correctly put dubbing on a hook. Minus my strong thick coffee we had a great time.


We have a great sale going on with our Simms Fishing shirts right now. Buy one selected Simms Fishing shirt and receive a free Reddington shirt. We have also received all of our new Cloudveil and Columbia softgoods. Come check out all the new gear for the upcoming season.


I am teaching a streamer class tomorrow night that still has a few spots open in it. Also we are taking names and phone numbers for a beginning tying class. We would like to do one more session before the summer. Call the shop to get registered.


Today at Jimmy’s 4-21

We have a very special announcement!!!!!

Charles Jardine is going to teach a special topics class Monday evening at the shop. All materials will be provided by the shop, and the course will be free. Here is the catch, this class is limited to only 8 people. Its a first come first serve deal. Call or come into the shop and get your name on the list you do not want to miss this class!


Charles is stuck in Idaho until April 29th due to the Volcano in Iceland. He has graciously offered to teach this class here at the shop. He will be teaching soft hackles and fishing techniques. This class is for intermediate fly tiers. Students will need basic tying tools and some 6/0 or 8/0 thread.

I went fishing on Monday with Charles and he wrecked shop with his soft hackle fishing technique. Charles easily caught 3 fish to my 1. He is an excellent angler and knows how trout act and feed. I can’t express the amount from knowledge you will learn from this class. Since its free what do you have to loose?

Hope to see you all there!