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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.


Today at Jimmy’s 12-15-08

The snow has really helped bring the feeling of Christmas back to Idaho. Lets hope it all continues throughout the winter and we receive some water back into our reservoirs.

For Gift #7 of our Holiday speacail “12 Gifts of Christmas” is Buff Headwear. Buff Headwear is a piece of equipment that had its start with saltwater fisherman. It has slowly made its way into the trout fishing world during the last 2 years. Buff’s have many different types of uses but the primary use is for sun protection. We carry a full line of Buffs Headwear including a Polar buff which is great for winter time, and cold fishing days. Buff make great stocking stuffers, and we have a huge selection of colors. Come down to the shop today and check them out.


Today at Jimmy’s

Today’s gift idea is #6 for our “12 Gifts of Christmas.” We are featuring the Fishpond Dakota Carry on Rod and Reel case. This case is designed for travel to and from your favorite fishing destinations. It is also great storage for your fishing gear. This case will hold multiple rods and reels and is the right size for carry on. No more worries about the airlines losing your expensive fishing gear. Listed below are some features from Fishpond

  • Rugged 1680 ballistic nylon fabric
  • Signature waterproof, molded bottom
  • Adjustable, removable padded shoulder strap plus carry handle
  • Adjustable, padded, removable interior dividers for reels
  • Lidded, padded compartment holds up to four rods in their socks, depending on length
  • Three mesh interior pockets
  • Three laminated see-through/spill-proof mesh exterior pockets for keys, phone, airline tickets, etc.

Dakota Rod and Reel Case


Today at Jimmy’s 12-11-08

For day #5 of the 12 Gifts for Christmas from Jimmys All Seasons Angler we are featuring a new Lamson-Waterworks Reel, The Guru. The Guru is new this year to the Lamson line up. Replacing it’s little brother the Lamson Radius, the Guru offers the same features as all the Lamson reels with its sealed drag system. Guru enters the Lamson family as the lowest-priced fully machined reel. The signature arm-style element on the frame combines with open spokes to maximize structural strength and minimize weight. As with our other reels, Guru features true large arbor ratios. Guru is available in 4 weight through 10 weight, and shares identical drag design and components with our most expensive reels. Guru is finished with a clear type 2 anodize. Come down to the shop today and check out the Guru.

Lamson Guru Reel


Today at Jimmy’s 12-10-08

Day #4 for our “12 Gifts for Christmas” is a Fishing Lanyard. These Lanyards are made by Morning Star lanyard Company out of Pocatello, Idaho. These lanyards are great for any fly fisherman. There are a lot of different accessories that you can attach to the lanyard. This is a great replacement for a fishing vest. This keeps all your tools in one easy to access location, right around your neck!

Morning Star Lanyards come featured with:

  • quick release saftey breakaway
  • supportive nieck band
  • Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Cable
  • Retractor, Fly Patch and Tippet SPool Holder
  • Stainless Steel Clip
  • Quality Swivles for accesories
  • Unique Handcrafted Beads

These Lanyards are great for a driftboat fisherman, or the wading angler. We have different styles and colors of beads down at the shop. Come in today and we will be happy to help you pick out the right lanyard for yourself or that fly fisherman in your life.