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.
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;
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!
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.
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.
Hey everybody, it has been a while since today at Jimmy’s has been updated, but with things starting back up in the shop look for a lot more updates on this page. First off for those who don’t know, we have started our free fly tying demonstrations that will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dave Brackett tied this past week and did an awesome job, this week we have Dennie Edwards tying who is back by popular demand. Dennie ties some great flies so be sure to come check him out this Saturday.
Second, we are starting to see some new product trickle in from various manufacturers and there is some seriously good stuff showing up. Today I wanted to highlight a new product from Simms. The new shirt is the GT Tri-comp long sleeve fishing shirt. This is a HI-Tech shirt and Simms has pulled out all the stops on this piece. The Gt top perfectly blends the traditional button up fishing shirt with the newer performance fishing shirts and manages to make it look good in the process. This will be THE shirt for summer fishing or any saltwater destination trip you may be planning to get you through the winter. This shirt caught our eye at the IFTD in Las Vegas this year and even brought home a few awards from the show. Here is a little more information on this great new shirt by Simms
Double your haul and row for broke in Simms’ GT Tricomp LS shirt, with Action-back patterning for flexibility across a range of fishing motions. Born at the junction of supreme fit meets fully-loaded fishing function, shirt architecture includes patterned, knit-activated stretch coupled with quick-drying, rugged UPF50 nylon fabric. Mapped knit panels deliver sun-shielding COR3™ protection and the temperature-regulating comfort of advanced Cool Control™ tech, while two laser cut-welded, zippered chest pockets are fly box compatible. Source the sunglasses chamois conveniently located at the shirt’s hem for enhanced focus at all times.