We have another awesome book signing coming up on Thursday the 24th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Al Ritt will be in signing copies of his new book 25 Most Versatile Flies. This is a great book and another great opportunity to get your copy personalized! Come on down and check it out.
Classes – Fly Casting
BASIC TWO HANDED (SPEY) CASTING CLASS
Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th, 2014
We are excited to host a two handed rod class with instructors Mike McCune and Whitney Gould. Both are well known in the two handed world and will be in Idaho Falls in mid May to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this style of casting.
The class is directed at the beginning to intermediate level caster. The class will cover a variety of casts, line tapers, and familiarize you with a lot of the terminology. Mike and Whitney will teach you which cast is the best based on wind direction, casting room and which side of the river you are fishing from.
We recommend bringing your own tackle however tackle will be available for anyone who does not have a two handed outfit. We’ll be in the water (shallow wading) so hip or chest waders are needed.
There are two dates to choose from: Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th. Both classes will start at 9 am and continue into the afternoon with a break for lunch. Class location is on the Snake river near Idaho Falls. Class size is limited to 6 casters to ensure as much individual instruction from Mike and Whitney.
Class fee is $200.00 per student and includes lunch. Please call the shop to reserve a space or if you have any additional questions.
2014 FLY CASTING CLASS SCHEDULE;
Look for schedule of this class to be posted later in the year.
Below are some particulars that will apply to it.
LOCATION: Tautphaus Park near the Fountains, from 6:30 -8:30pm.
- FEE: $20 Fee per student per session.FOUR STUDENTS PER CLASS
- TACKLE PROVIDED IF NEEDED, NO CHARGE
- BEGINNING THROUGH ADVANCED INSTRUCTION
- OTHER CLASSES ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT
Contact the shop (208-524-7160, [email protected]) to enroll and for more information.
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo is coming up on the 25th and 26th of April. A full list of workshops is now up on the expo’s website http://www.srcexpo.com/ for you to view. We take care of sign-ups for all workshops so give us a call to get set up or with any questions you may have.
We also have tickets for F3T that is coming up on Friday April 25th. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Back by popular demand, Simms has introduced the new G3 guide Bootfoot waders! We have special ordered a few in for customers already and they are a great looking pair of waders. The boot is a BOGS boot and is offered in both a felt and lug sole bottom. Just like the G3 stockingfoot, the bootfoot has five layer goretex in high wear areas and a three layer upper. Both layers are improved fabrics which are 25% more breathable then previous models. The G3 Bootfoot is a great pair of waders that I encourage all of you to check out, give us a call at the shop if we can help you out in any way!
Here is some additional information from simms;
- Featuring GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric – offers the most durable waterproof/breathable fabric designed to meet the demands of professional guides and hard core anglers
- GORE-TEX® 3-layer Pro Shell Technology in upper/GORE-TEX® 5-layer Pro Shell Technology in lower – 25% more breathable
- Patented front and back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort and mobility
- Reach-through, lined hand warmer pocket with zippered chest pocket
- Removable Tippet Tender™ Pocket with dual entry zippers & retractor docking station
- Adjustable 1.5” elastic suspenders with YKK® buckles
- Low profile belt loops with 2” stretch nylon wading belt
- Custom boot designed specifically for Simms waders. Also available in a Vibram® Lug sole.
Hey everybody, today we have some new products in the shop from Smith Creek that I wanted to share with you. Smith Creek makes high quality accessories for fly fisherman that look good and are functional. We are carrying the net holster and wading belts from them and are excited to have them in the shop
. The wading belt is a simple sturdy web belt that is nicer then a lot of belts that come with waders nowadays.
The net holster is what we are really excited about though. Carrying a net has always been a pain when you are wading and most of us out there have tried magnets, tethers, stuffing it down your wading belt, etc… The Net Holster finally solves that issue by providing a spot to carry your net without it being in the way. All you have to do is attach it to your wading belt, any wading belt, and you’re set!
Come down to the shop and check out the new stuff from Smith Creek!
For all you out there are looking for something to do tomorrow, we have a full day of events going on here at the shop. First in the morning from 10 A.M.- 1 P.M., we will have Tim Tollet from Frontier Anglers out of Dillon in the shop tying some of his specialty patterns. Tim is a great tier and will have some awesome patterns/techniques to show you!
Second, we have our very own Bruce Staples signing copies of his new book “Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area” in the shop from 12 P.M.- 5 P.M. This is a great book and copies have been flying out of the shop since we received our first shipment. Tomorrow will be the best opportunity to buy your own book and have Bruce sign one for you so don’t miss out!
Sage has always been one of the go to rod companies for saltwater fly fishing and with their newest rod, the MOTIVE, that tradition continues. The MOTIVE is was introduced this last summer and provides fisherman with a high performance saltwater rod at a lower price then the popular XI3. Many of us do not get to fish saltwater as much as we would like so a rod like the MOTIVE makes more sense for people not wanting to break the bank. We have cast the 8 and 10wt rods in the store and they are awesome! To be honest, its tough to tell this rod apart from some of the higher end sticks. For those of you that don’t plan to be fishing saltwater anytime soon, this rod will be an excellent streamer rod! The MOTIVE is available in 8-12wt and retails for $425.00, you really can’t beat this rod in that price range. So, if you have some spare time, come down and check this rod out, you will be impressed!
The all-new MOTIVE saltwater rods are ideal for seasoned saltwater fans looking to complement their rod arsenal, and fly fishers new to the salt who want to experience the many hard-fighting species without breaking the bank. Constructed of time-proven materials and embodying Sage’s immense saltwater experience, the MOTIVE features a powerful but smooth fast action that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the accuracy the sport demands. Light and responsive, you feel connected to your line for ultimate control over a full day of enjoyable casting. Yep, it’s safe to say the salt has attracted another convert.
- Saltwater series
- Fast action
- New, unique taper design
- Bluefin Blue color blank
- Blue primary thread wraps with Royal Blue and Black trim wraps
- Aluminum reel seat with hidden hook keepers
- Full-wells grip
- Blue Steel divided ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner
I know most of you have probably finished up most of your Christmas shopping, but for those still looking for some good ideas we have an awesome new wading boot from Korker’s called the Devils Canyon, that would would fit the bill perfectly. The Devils Canyon uses the same Boa lace system that Korker’s is known for and is extremely light for such a feature packed boot. This boot does not have the traditional clunky styling that you typically have with wading boots, instead it has a more stream-lined hiking boot look to it. I would highly encourage anybody looking for a new pair of wading boots to come check out the Devils Canyon, I know I will be fishing in a pair next season!
Here are some additional tech specs on the boot from Korkers
An incredibly light boot, fits like a glove and delivers athletic and agile performance.
- OmniTrax® Interchangeable Sole System adapts your traction to any fishing condition.
- M2 Boa® lacing system quick on/off and custom fit.
- Hydrophobic materials faster dry times lessen the chance of spreading invasive species.
- Durability enhanced midsole, rubberized anti-abrasion synthetic material, reduced seams, recessed triple-stitched uppers and molded toe cap.
- Drainage integrated, large drainage ports and internal drainage channels.
- Comfort unique stretch upper cuff provides athletic, glove-like fit.
- 3 lbs 2 oz
Today we have something very exciting to tell you guys about. We now have our very own Bruce Staples’ new book Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area in the shop and on our online store! This is a great book and will be an awesome resource for those looking for productive patterns for the entire area. I highly encourage you to come down and check out this book, you will not be disappointed. Also, Bruce is willing and happy to sign copies of his book for you, just let us know what you would like and he will customize a message for you.
Bruce will be doing a book signing during the fly tying demo held on the 21st of December. This will run from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.