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Today at Jimmy’s 12-11

Day #2 of our 12 Gift for the Holidays. Today’s gift idea is a Buff.

A buff is usually used as sun protection while fishing, but it has several different uses. A face mask while skiing powder, a hat, dog collar and my favorite, disguising ones identity while robbing a Bank. Whatever you decide to use a Buff for there is no argument that they make great Christmas presents. We just got a new shipment in with may different patterns for Men and Women.

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Today at Jimmy’s 12-10

Well its that time again when we feature our “12 gifts of Christmas.” Be sure to show this list to your loved ones so they know what to get you when they come to the shop looking for some Holiday gifts.

I am going to keep this pretty simple. Today I want to feature an item that has been fairly popularfor the last year and a half.

Patagonia Hats! We have lots of different styles and types. Our most popular has been the Patagonia logo inside a trout silhouette. We have many different styles, Trucker Hats, Traditional ball caps and beanies.They all wear great and only you can determine what style your prefer. We have lots of these hats in stock and they make great stocking stuffers. Don’t forget T-shirts we have a good selection of those as well…but maybe I should save those for another day.

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Today at Jimmy’s 11-28

Next to chasing pheasants in the fall I really enjoy fishing for steelhead. I did a quick run up to Salmon Saturday to see if we could find some fish. I left early that morning and got up to Salmon and found a run down river of North Fork. We hooked 4 fish and landed 3 in that run. We fished 4 other runs that day and fished till dark, but didn’t find any more fish. The hot fly was the Blue and Green Hobo spey fished with a RIO 10′ T-11 Mow Tip.

I had 2 pieces of equipment that helped make this day so much better. I have been using the Patagonia Aluminum Bar Wading boots. I have spoken of these boots in the past, but they are so good and honestly I don’t prefer anything else on my feet in a slick river like the Salmon. The second piece was my Patagonia Nano Jacket. This jacket is so warm, packable and makes the perfect layering piece under your wading jacket.

 

This is pretty late in the season for me to still be steelhead fishing. However the weather has held up and the water temps have yet to plummet below 40 degrees yet. There is something really cool about catching a steelhead in Idaho. However this time of year it’s so easy to just stay at home and think about catching fish. I have found when I do go out it’s always a good time and I find I am rewarded with a few fish and solitude on the river.

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Today at Jimmy’s

We at Jimmy’s have accumulated a fly-fishing experience unequaled in this part of the Greater Yellowstone Region. Yes, we target the most visited waters here, then in our fishing reports offer top grade information for having success fishing these.  In addition, we continuously visit and fish quality but lesser known regional waters throughout the season. Many of these waters, still or moving, are “off the beaten path.”  Others are on the beaten path but overlooked  because of proximity to most visited waters or offer good winter fishing.   Through this “visit as many as possible” approach we can provide solid information for planning your next trip in the region.  This approach also helps reveal the nearly endless choice of quality waters available in the region to visiting and local fly-fishers.  Thus a few times a month this winter we will offer web site articles featuring lesser known bodies of water offering a good measure of solitude, wildlife viewing, and scenic beauty in addition to great fishing.  Look for information within on best time to visit, suitable fly patterns, tackle choice, and directions.  And do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information on any water we discuss.

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Today at Jimmy’s

Jeff King (206-3713) reports finding on the South Fork several miles above Heise the bottom section, with left handed reel attached, of a 91/2, foot, 5 piece, 5-weight fly rod.  Marking on the rod is “Fly Shop.”  Contact Jeff if you are wondering where the rest of your fly rod is.

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Today at Jimmy’s 11-17-12

This morning we start the first of our Saturday fly tying demonstrations. We have Spencer Higa and Grant Bench from Falcon’s Ledge Lodge in Utah and they will tie from 10 am to 1pm. The tying demos will continue every Saturday through March. We saw Spencer and Grant tie at the East Idaho tying Expo the past couple of years and wanted to get them up here for a Demo. Drop by if you get a chance.

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Today at Jimmy’s 11-7

Lamson has revised the Konic reel and we now have them in stock. This is a great reel for the price. I would say this is the best value for your dollar in terms of trout reels. It is a die cast reel instead of machined, which cuts down on the cost. However it is packed with the same drag system as Lamsons high end reels. This reel comes in at $149 for a size 2 which is for 5 and 6wt rods. Come in the shop and check it out, you will not be disappointed.

 

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Today at Jimmy’s 11-3-12

We are happy to announce the beginning of our winter fly tying demo schedule for 2012-2013.  Go to the fly tying demo tab on our web site to see demonstrating tiers scheduled from the first demo on Saturday,  November 17th to each Saturday through January 5th.   As we get acceptances we will announce demonstrating tiers on following Saturdays.

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Today at Jimmy’s 10-30-12

We are assembling our Saturday fly tying demo schedule for the winter season.  A demo will be held each Saturday, beginning November 17th, 2012 and going through March 30, 2013.  In a few days we will announce the schedule for the remainder of 2012.  The demos are free to the public, usually run from 10 AM to 1 PM, and attending them is a great way to keep up with new materials and techniques as well as review both of these, tried and true.  Each tier to be featured has great experience tying and presenting the patterns they will demonstrate.  Each is also ready and willing to share their knowledge and skills with you.

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Today at Jimmy’s

Wanted to give you all a heads up that we are wanting to do a beginning fly tying session in November. The class will start on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The class is $50. Students must provide their own materials and tools. We sell a kit designed specifically for the course. Call the shop to get signed up.

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