South Fork & Henry's Fork Fishing Reports

Contact us for up to the minute fishing reports and conditions.

Today at Jimmy’s

Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Today at Jimmy’s (Page 10)

Today at Jimmy’s 12-20-13

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!



Today at Jimmy’s 12-18-13

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!


The all-new MOTIVE saltwater rods are ideal for seasoned saltwater fans looking to complement their rod arsenal, and fly fishers new to the salt who want to experience the many hard-fighting species without breaking the bank. Constructed of time-proven materials and embodying Sage’s immense saltwater experience, the MOTIVE features a powerful but smooth fast action that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the accuracy the sport demands. Light and responsive, you feel connected to your line for ultimate control over a full day of enjoyable casting. Yep, it’s safe to say the salt has attracted another convert.


  • Saltwater series
  • Fast action
  • New, unique taper design
  • Bluefin Blue color blank
  • Blue primary thread wraps with Royal Blue and Black trim wraps
  • Aluminum reel seat with hidden hook keepers
  • Full-wells grip
  • Blue Steel divided ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner


Today at Jimmy’s 12/15/13

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.

  • OmniTrax® Interchangeable Sole System adapts your traction to any fishing condition.
  •  M2 Boa® lacing system quick on/off and custom fit.
  •  Hydrophobic materials faster dry times lessen the 
chance of spreading invasive species.
  •  Durability enhanced midsole, rubberized anti-abrasion synthetic material, reduced seams, recessed triple-stitched uppers and molded toe cap.
  •  Drainage integrated, large drainage ports and internal drainage channels.
  •  Comfort unique stretch upper cuff provides athletic, glove-like fit.
  • 3 lbs 2 oz

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.