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Today at Jimmy’s 1-3-09

Saturday has been a very typical mid winter day  here in the shop. First thing this morning a lot of folks came to see Randy Randolph tie some of his favorite flies at the Saturday demo.  By the mid afternoon quite a few tiers had dropped by to pick up materials to continue their winter tying projects.

This week we will begin receiving winter material orders that will keep the hook and material pegs stocked. You’ll also begin seeing some of the new materials that we have ordered.  Of course we will make sure we get the new arrivals mentioned  here on the web site.


Today at Jimmy’s 1-2-09

Over the next few days we’ll be closing the books on ’08 and begin making plans for the new year. We’ll have a updated schedule of our regular tying classes and also some of the special topic courses that we’ll offer through mid-March. Watch the web site or stop by the shop for these updates.

On your next trip to the shop if you notice that things look brighter and easier to see its because we replaced the ballasts and bulbs in our light fixtures.  Its part of an energy efficiency program offered by Idaho Falls Power. The new retro-fit will cut our energy use significantly and at the same time has made the shop much brighter.

Tomorrow’s tying demo features Randy Randolph. Randy will be tying a variety of patterns including some of his great looking balsa patterns. The demo starts at 10 am.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-30-08

The last two days at Jimmy’s are the least desirable days to work at a fly shop during the entire year. At the end of every year we need to do an physical inventory count. For two days we count every item in the store. Some of our favorites are the thread rack, and the chenille wall. We are happy to say that inventory is finished for the year of 2008. Everyone in the shop is excited that this chore is over.

We have fishpond boat bags on sale, and the remaining inventory of the Sage FLi have been marked down $50. If you didn’t get that Christmas present you were looking for come on down to the shop and we wil be happy to help you out.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-27-08

This morning’s tying demo featured Gary Barnes from Ririe. Gary tied a variety of flies beginning with a simple San Juan worm and then progressed through  several types of streamers, nymphs and dries.  Gary is one of those tiers that can tie most anything and he was alot of fun to watch and learn from.

If you have not been to one of our Saturday tying demos they are a great opportunity to see and learn the large variety of tying techniques.  They start at 10 a.m. and are free. They will continue through March 1st.

Several people have called to ask about hours holiday store hours. We will be open Monday through Wednesday next week before  New Years Day on Thursday.  Although we will be doing the year end inventory everyone will still be available to answer questions and help you out in any way.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-26-2008

Idaho Falls and Eastern Idaho got pounded by great winter storm that left 12 new inches in the valley and more in the surrounding mountains. Thats good news for our winter snow pack and for water next year. My back is a little sore from shoveling and moving snow for several hours on Christmas day.  There is more snow in the forecast too. It would be great to have back to back years of good water.

Several new tying materials arrived today. Two new colors of furry foam came. The new colors are crawdad orange and crab tan. Some of the uses for furry foam include bodies for nymphs and saltwater patterns.

We have a new dubbing from Hairline called Rainbow Scud Dub. It a mixture of 4 colors of Ice Dub. It will make great looking scud bodies or use it on the adomen of beadhead flies. It comes in two shades: light and dark.

For tiers that build foam flies two new adhesives arrived. One is a from 3M named Super 77 and it comes in a spray can. The other is ZAP-O. Its thicker than regular Zap a Gap. When both of these adhesives dry they don’t cause the foam to shrink and crack like some adhesives do.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-23-08

Today is the last day for our special promotion, “12 gifts of Christmas,” from Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler.  Today’s gift #12 is the Fishpond Westwater Boat Bag.  This boat bag is a must for any driftboat fisherman. This bag can handle all your critical gear, keep it safe and dry in all weather conditions, and is durable enough to go where you want to go. If you spend a lot of time on the water, this is the bag for you.

Right now we have these bags on sale from $129.00 down to $85. This sale won’t last long come on in a grab yours today.

Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler would also like to take this time to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  We want to thank you all for your business and support throughout all the years. May the new year bring you much happiness and joy. Remeber we are always happy to help you with all you fly fishing needs. Stop in the shop or give us a call.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-22-08

Today I am going to give you two gifts ideas for our “12 Days of Christmas.” If I was to stay on schedule gift #12 would be on Christmas Eve, and honestly I will not be here that day. Instead I will be braving the Idaho Interstate 15 and traveling to Utah. So today I will be doing two gifts.

Gift #10 is the Simms Rivershed Sweater. This piece works as a layer top for cold days on the water or a outerwear for for cold mornings and evenings while camping in the summer. THe Rivershed Sweater features

  • Polartec® ThermalPro® fabric offers superior durability and comfort
  • Durable non-pilling surface
  • 1.5″ self-fabric crew collar for added protection and comfort
  • 1/3 Zip front
  • 1 Zippered sleeve pocket
  • Folded-edge, stitched hem

Gift #11 is the Cliff Outdoors Bugger Barn. This is an oversized fly box for all your big flies. Cliff’s patened blue slitted foam allows a long life of the box. Streamers big and small slide wonderfully in the Bugger Beast. Hoppers, Chernobyl Ants, Stoneflies, also feel at home in the Bugger Beast. Cliff has designed two different sizes to accomidate any angler, the Bugger Beast and the Bugger Beast Jr. These boxes are durable enough to be thrown around the drift boat, or the back of the truck. No angler is complete with out a Bugger Beast. While your here checking out the Bugger Beast, be sure to see all the other inovative fly boxes from Cliff Outdoors.


Today at Jimmy’s

As next Thursday the 25th become closer and closer some of you might be starting to stress out about finding gifts for that special angler on your list. Well don’t worry the staff at Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler is here to help you. We have been featuring wonderful merchandise items from our store in the “12 Gifts for Christmas.” Today coming in at gift #9 is a William Joseph AMP chest pack. William Joseph has a reputation for producing quality fishing accessories and packs. This year they came out with a  new type of bag and featured it on a whole line of packs. They have replaced the zippers on these packs to magnets. The advantage of the magnet is the ease of opening and closing the pockets, also it is very quiet.  The magnet system also features a water resistant seal, and zero snags or failures. William Joseph offers a full line of packs featuring the magnet system in different sizes and different styles.

Stop by the shop and we can help you find that perfect gift, remeber if you are having a hard time deciding we have gift cards for any amount.


Today at Jimmys 12-16-08

Four new items have come to the shop this week. Two are books and two items you can tie flies with.

Local author and Trout Unlimited Staffer  Chris Hunt has written a book called “Shin Deep“. Its a compilation of essays from his frequent visits to some of his favorite waters.

The other new book is the “The Norman Maclean Reader” It is a collection of essays, letters and other writings by the author of “A River Runs Through It”

Mike Andreasen of Bountiful, Utah was here a couple of weeks ago for a tying demonstration.  He tied several of his stillwater patterns with a dubbing from Hareline called Krystal Dub. It is a mixture of rabbit fur and krystal flash.  It comes in 12 colors

The last item is the Wasatch Tools Bobbin Whirler. It is a combination bobbin and dubbing tool. An instructional DVD is included.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-16-08

Shin Deep, A Fly Fisher’s Love for Living Water, by Chris Hunt comes in as gift #8 on during the “12 gift of Chirstmas.” In this book Chris shares his experiences fly fishing around Idaho and the United States. This compelation of essays goes deep into the relief of stress and fatique from the day to day hussle that only a trout stream can wash away. This book is an easy read and very enjoyable for the novice or seasoned angler. A great stocking stuffer for that fly fisherman on your Christmas list.