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Today at Jimmy’s 12/13/13

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.




Todat at Jimmy’s 11-25-13

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.

2014 Award Winner


  • Durable nylon fabric is quick-dry and wicking and knit panels feature Simms’ COR3™ technology & Cool Control™
  • Two laser-cut & welded, zippered chest pockets
  • Sunglass chamois at hem & cording tab for securing tools
  • Lightweight, low-profile plastic snaps at front placket
  • “Action back” patterning for easy rowing & casting
FABRIC TECH:100% Nylon; Knit (sleeve): 72% Polyester/23% Nylon/5% spandex; Knit (underarm & side panel):100% Polyester; Stretch Woven Pockets: 85% Nylon/5% Spandex; COR3™ & Cool Control™ fabric technology

Inportant Water Meeting Tuesday, December 10th

This meeting at 6:00 PM, Tuesday December 10th, in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue (across from Uncle Jim’s Restaurant parking area) will discuss  water management policies for the Snake River below American Falls Dam.  Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and other agencies will participate.  If you have concern  for the fishery in this reach of the river, this meeting offers a chance to learn more of future management policies and offer thoughts.


Today at Jimmy’s

Our much awaited fly tying demos will begin on Saturday, November 23, 2013. We are contacting candidates to fill Saturday slots from then to the first of the year and after. As soon as we have scheduled tiers, we will announce such on this web site.  Look for another season of great tiers ready to demonstrate their skills and presentation information with you.


Today at Jimmy’s 9/9/13

We have been getting some of our fall shipments and some of the new product coming in is awesome. Today I wanted to tell you guys about the new “Axis” Hoody from Simms. The Axis is an awesome hoody with a grid fleece interior and Hydrophobic cuffs to prevent water from creeping up your sleeves. The jacket feels heavy duty, comes with two hand warmer pockets and could be worn either by itself or as a layering piece. We are still waiting for weather cool enough around here to really fish in the Axis, but you can tell Simms has another winner. We have this jacket in stock right now and you need to come check it out!

Here is some additional information about the Axis Hoody from Simms;

The hoody evolution goes from street stealth to last call comfort to heavy hitting fishing companion in Simms’ most superior incarnation yet, the Axis. Powered by Polartec® ThermalPro® fabric, this best-in-class piece is quick drying, features no-sweat breathing capabilities, and packs unbeatable warmth-to-weight performance. Stretch fabric equals unhindered mobility. Patented hydrophobic cuffs won’t catch water when it’s time to release the beast. And the full-zip design, with appreciated hand-warmer pockets, delivers awesome protection against unseasonable elements. Throw up the hood and soldier into the future with the next-generation Axis.


  • Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabric offers outstanding warmth without weight, has excellent breathability & dries quickly
  • Patented hydrophobic cuffs prevent water from wicking up sleeves
  • Full zip hoody with two zip hand warmer pockets & a bonded stretch woven pocket
  • Fabric Tech: 91% Polyester/9% Lycra® Polartec® Thermal Pro® 300 Gram Stretch Grid Fleece (body); 90% Polyester/10% Spandex DWR Hydrophobic fleece cuffs
  • Approx Weight: 20 oz./567 g/m2
  • Sizes: S/20, M/30, L/40, XL/50, XXL/60

Today at Jimmy’s 8-28-13

We are really excited about a new (to us) rod we now have in the store from Winston. The new rod is Winston’s BIII SX and it replaces the old BII MX. The BIII SX is a super fast, powerful, smooth rod that would be a great big nymph, windy day, steelhead, or streamer rod. I have cast this rod a few times and this thing is a cannon. Be sure to come down and check this rod out as we are approaching streamer and steelhead season.


Here is some additional information from Winston on the BIII SX

This breakthrough new series was designed to truly handle the most demanding and extreme salt and freshwater fishing situations. And while SX stands for “super” fast-action, the unprecedented power and strength of these rods does not come at the expense of smoothness and feel. Whether you are making long casts directly into the wind, throwing big bulky flies or wielding an aggressive sink-tip line in steelhead waters, these rods will come through. They are unlike any other fast action rod made. Boron III-SX rods feature a superlight matte black reel seat with R.L Winston Rod Co. engraved on the barrel. The trout rods are available with the same wood reel seats as our Boron IIIx rods. The 9’6″ 5 and 6-weight models have fighting butts for versatility and battling larger fish. All come with our graphite rod tube.


Today at Jimmy’s 8-26-13

Simms is always coming out with awesome new products to help us enjoy our time on the water better and the new “Slick Jacket” does just that. The Slick Jacket is designed to be very clean on the front of the jacket so nothing hangs up or catches while you are fishing. The jacket is made of a 3 layer gore tex pro shell and has the hidden cuffs like the classic “guide” jacket. This is an awesome jacket that would be a bulletproof steelhead, saltwater, or rainy day on the South Fork jacket. Come by the shop and check this thing out!

Here is some additional information from simms;

When rainfall powerwashes the Pacific Northwest, find returns of ocean-bright steelhead and seek fortress-like shelter in Simms’ new Slick Jacket. Propelled by GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, with stretch, the Slick flows with your body for superior mobility, while the ultraclean outside-in design delivers snag-free performance from hood to bottom hem. Features include ample storage via large integrated chest pockets for fly boxes and tip-wallets, coupled with internal organization for river mainstays such as sunglasses, tippets, and leaders. Watertight, adjustable cuffs and a dual draw-cord waist keep the dank out, while plush hand warmer pockets with interior pass-thru zips allow you to access waders lying within, without breeching your external bulwark.


  • 2 large chest pockets capable of storing a “6-pack” of fly boxes with internal organization
  • 2 large hand warmer pockets with YKK® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® ultra water-resistant zips and interior pass-thru zips for access to inside of jacket
  • Watertight adjustable cuffs & dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem
  • 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric; 92% Nylon, 8% Elastane; 100% Nylon backer interior
  • Approximate weight 27 oz./ 765 g
  • S, M, L, XL, XXL

Today at Jimmy’s 8-19-13

As many of you know we are a Nautilus Reels dealer and as many of you know, they make some awesome stuff. We just received four new FWX reels in some pretty unique colors. We have a blue, red, purple, and pink reel in the shop now that you need to come check out. The picture doesn’t do these reels justice, these things are awesome looking! So if your tired of the conventional reel colors, come by and check out these unique new reels!


Today at Jimmy’s 8-8-13

We have some exciting news in the shop today, we just received the brand new Sage Method and it is awesome! This rod replaced the popular TCX and is a lighter, deeper loading canon that will be a great addition to your arsenal. We would be happy to take you out to cast the rod or answer any questions you may have regarding the Method, come by and check it out!

Here is some additional information from Sage about the new rod



You didn’t become an expert caster just to say you did. And you didn’t do it overnight, either. You practiced, fished hard, and got better because you wanted to catch more fish, more often. You paid your dues, and you met the fish on their own terms, which meant getting the fly out to places they felt the safest: out of the range of merely average casts. Fast action rods have always been a part of your success, and the new METHOD gives you more of what you love most. Like our fastest line speeds to punch through the wind and to carry the biggest, bulkiest, heaviest flies in your box out to where they can strut their stuff.


  • All-water rod
  • Ultra-fast action
  • Konnetic technology
  • Magma red shaft color
  • Rust primary thread wraps with Pewter trim wraps
  • Fuji ceramic stripping guides
  • Robust guide set
  • Black rod bag with Magma colored silkscreen
  • Fusion Red powder coated aluminum rod tube with gloss black end caps and silver medallion
  • Freshwater 4 – 6 weights
  • Cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components
  • Snub-nose, half-wells grip
  • Saltwater 6 – 10 weights
  • Black aluminum reel seat
  • Full-wells handle with fighting butt