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Today at Jimmy’s 12/5/14

As many of you know, we have been remodeling for the past few weeks here in the shop. Well, we are finally finished! The shop is looking great and just in time for our weekly fly tying demonstrations. We had Gary Barnes tie in the shop last week and this week Greg Messel will be tying for us. Greg will also have a knot tying workshop at the end of his tying demo that is free and available for anyone who wants to participate. This will be a great chance to polish your knot tying skills, you may even learn a new knot or two. The demo will start at 10 A.M. and go into the afternoon. We hope to see you all there!


Gregg received a Lee Wulff Garcia fiberglass fly rod on his tenth birthday. It’s still in his rod collection.  He grew up fishing for panfish and bass in Indiana while dreaming of trout fishing in the West.  He caught his first trout at age 16 in Rocky Mountain National Park. He was hooked!  He began tying flies in 1972 for catching Missouri hatchery trout while attending college.  The same year he obtained a copy of Garcia’s fishing annual and began dreaming of fishing Montana rivers featured in that magazine. In 1973 he was off to Montana to sight see and fly fish. Now hooked even more deeply, he vowed to retire there, and meanwhile increased his fly fishing experience by fishing around our great country and in Europe. His vow came true when he settled in Three Forks in 1990.  His flies are easy to tie and effective. He titles his demo “Fun with Foam.” So bring your notebooks and questions and enjoy Gregg’s first demo at Jimmy’s. But that’s not all Gregg will do at Jimmy’s on Saturday, December 6th.


Saturday, December 6th Knot Tying Workshop with Gregg Messel

After his Saturday, December 6th tying demo at Jimmy’s, Gregg Messel is offering a hands-on knot tying workshop at Jimmy’s. It will begin about 2 PM and last a few hours. Attendance is “First Come, First Served,” up to the first fifteen entries. Gregg will supply old fly lines on which to practice knots, but if you have one of such experience, bring it. There is no fee for this workshop, but Gregg suggests considering a contribution to the Snake River Cutthroats.


New Lorenzo Ramp Open!

The new Lorenzo boat ramp is now open! This will be a big improvement over the old ramp and will provide use for years to come. The old ramp is now demolished an unusable. The new ramp is located about 1/2 mile downstream from the old one on river left (opposite side from old ramp). Access to the new ramp is off the Menan/Roberts exit off Highway 20.


New Jacket from Simms and Tacky fly box

Couple new things to show you all today, first we have a great new Jacket from Simms the “Kinetic Jacket”. This is an awesome new jacket from SImms that has a combination of Primaloft insulation and Polartec fleece. This is going to be a great fall fishing jacket that really is built bulletproof. Come down into the shop and check this jacket out.


We also have a really cool new fly box in from Tacky fly fishing. These boxes use silicone instead of foam and have small offset slits to slide the hook into. With silicone, flies wont move or fall out of place. Unlike foam, the silicone will last for a very long time and never stretch/wear out. This is the perfect fly box!


tacky box




Two new rod series from Sage!

Sage is constantly moving forward with rod design and this year is no different. Sage is introducing two new rod series this summer; The Salt (to replace the classic XI3) and the Accel (to replace the VXP). Below is some additional information on these two new rod series. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call here at the shop! We should be getting these new rods in sometime around the first week of August.

The new SALT series is, you guessed it, an all-new addition to Sage’s saltwater lineup that will replace the Xi3 series. The new SALT rods are Sage’s first saltwater fly rods built on its newer Konnetic technology, which Sage’s very popular and award-winning ONE and METHOD series of rods are built upon. Like all of the Konnetic-built rods, Sage has proclaimed a focus on quick loading, high line speeds and pinpoint accuracy when developing the SALT series. According to chief rod designer Jerry Siem, “The ability to adapt to quickly changing conditions is imperative when saltwater fishing, and Konnetic Technology allows deft sensitivity and the ability to track extremely straight. The new SALT shines in all fishing scenarios.”

Sage Salt fly Rod new 2014

The SALT rods feature a dark sapphire blank with distinctive black wraps, oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides, hard chromed snake guides and an anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat which includes a hidden hook keeper. The SALT series has offerings from weight 5 through 16. All of the rods in the series have an MSRP of $850 and are slated to be available come August 2014.

Sage Salt Fly Rod New 2014


You can View more info on the Sage Salt Fly Rod Here


Also coming from Sage in August is the New Sage Accel Fly Rod

The Sage ACCEL fly rod series is a new medium-fast action rod series that includes single hand, switch and spey rods. For the ACCEL fly rod Sage has reinvented its G5 blank technology that was so well loved in the now classic Z-Axis series and the VXP series that the Sage ACCEL fly rods will replace.

Sage Accel Fly Rod New 2014

According to Siem, Sage “[added] a graphite hoop core and axial fiber material in the new Generation 5 technology [which] allowed for a lighter, ultra-responsive, and livelier blank with a narrower shaft.” The result is a rod that Siem says “permits anglers to feel the rod load for optimum casting control.”

The Sage ACCEL fly rods feature an emerald green blank color with, like the Sage SALT fly rod series, distinctive black wraps, Fuji ceramic stripper guides and hard-chromed snake guides. Reel seat and cork configurations vary depending on rod model.


Sage Accel Fly Rods new 2014 reviews

Sage ACCEL single hand fly rods range in weights from 3 to 9 and are priced at $595. Switch rods come in weights 6 to 8 and are priced at $695. Spey rods will be available in weights 6 to 8, for $750. All ACCEL models will be available in August 2014.


Today at Jimmy’s 7-18-14

We have received word that the Nature Conservancy is temporarily closing access to Silver Creek because of low flows, high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen levels. We will post any changes we learn about on this closure.


Today at Jimmy’s 5/6/14

We just wanted to let everyone know we still have three slots available for the Spey Casting Class with Mike McCune and Whitney Gould on Sunday May 18th. If you are interested or would like more information on this class, please give us a call at the shop. This is an awesome opportunity to hone your skills as a caster or learn the basics if you are new to Spey casting!

Also, the Snake River Cutthroats are putting on a Free Casting Clinic TODAY May 6th and Thursday May 8th. This free clinic starts at 6:30 both days does not require you to sign up in advance. This will be a great time so be sure to attend!


Today at Jimmy’s 4-23-14

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.