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Today at Jimmy’s

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Today at Jimmy’s

Stop into the shop and see some changes we made. Half of our customers yesterday didn’t notice it…will you? We have some more changes coming down the road this winter.

Scott Sanchez is tying this Saturday for our morning demo. He is a really good fly tier with lots of experience fishing the Snake River drainage. I have had the oppertunity to hang out with Scott on many different occasions and it’s always a blast. Scott is also doing a book signing for his new release “The Never Ending Stream”

Lots of tying classes coming up. We have 2 beginning classes starting in march and some Special Topics classes being offered as well. Here is the link with all the info.


Today at Jimmys 1/20

We have been busy here at the shop working on our Winter Projects. we have been putting together fly tying kits for our beginning classes, and putting together special topic fly tying classes. Another winter time project is marking down all the inventory that has been discontinued for the upcoming season. As of right now we have some selected Jackets from Simms on sale. This is a great time to get a new Gore Tex wading jacket from Simms at an awesome price. The only time we can put these items on sale is when they are being discontinued, and that doesn’t happen very often.

Rollin and Jimmy went fishing this last week, stop by and talk to them about it. They caught lots of fish and had a good time. I haven’t made it out yet. Probably tomorrow.

Todd Lanning is tying on Sat. morning. Todd is the General Manager of South Fork Outfitters. Todd is an extremely talented fly tier, and loves to share information about the South Fork to those willing to listen. I love watching Todd tie so don’t be surprised to see me sitting in the back corner Sat. morning watching him.

We are wanting to update the photos on our photo gallery. We are looking for fish photos that suggest the fish was released. The photo of the trout in the gravel next to your fly rod is hard to post because it looks like its about to die regardless if it was released or not. We really like “hero shots,” pictures of women and kids holding fish and anything related to fly fishing. If you have a eye for photography send us some photos and we will get them posted on the site. email them to [email protected]


Today at Jimmys

Just to give you guys a quick update. We still have room in our fly tying classes that are coming up. Also we just got a bunch on new fishing DVD’s in, including the long awaited Skagit Master 2 with Scott Howell. Come check out the DVD’s, nothing like a little fish porn to get you excited to go fishing!


Today at Jimmy’s 1/4

Here at the shop we made it through the Holidays. We always do Inventory the week between Christmas and New Years, its not something all of us here at the shop look forward to because every item in the store needs to be counted, including every fly. Once all of our inventory is counted we start on the paperwork. We had a great year and thanks to all of our customers who support us. We hope you all had a good 2010 and we are looking forward to 2011.

One of the first things we are going to start 2011 off with is our Fly Tying Classes. We will be offering Beginning Fly Tying and Special Topics Classes. Our beginning class starts right at the very basics of fly tying, and teaches the students a solid foundation for tying many different types of patterns. This class covers everything from a #4 Wolley Bugger to #16 Dry Flies. Our special topics class is designed to focus on specific topics. In the past we have taught classes on Streamers, Stoneflies, Beadhead patterns, and Tube Flies. These classes will be available again for those of you who missed them last winter. However I am interested in organizing more special topics courses and if there is a topic you have an interest in, let us know and we will put it together. Check out the Tying Class Schedule on our website or by clicking here for the upcoming classes.


Today at Jimmy’s 12/16

I think we are at Day #5 for our “12 Gifts for the Holiday Season.” Today we are going to feature Nets. We have a great selection of Nets in the shop. We have Measure nets, that have a ruler in the bag allowing the angler to always be honest. Seriously though lets be honest no angler really is 100% truthful. Anyway lets get back on topic; Nets we have everything from beautiful wooden nets, to beat em’ up metal boat nets. We also carry Brodin Nets and they are just absolutely gorgeous.

Brodin Canoe Series Ghost Net

Smaller wading version of the Measure Net


Today at Jimmy’s 12/15

Going to keep this thing going and kick off gift #4.

Snake River Fly Fishing Through the Eyes of an Angler, by Boots Allen makes the list today. This is the first publication on the Snake River. This book is a Fly Fishing guide to the Snake River and the South Fork which includes information on the trout, patterns, tactics and the people.

This book is a must for any angler in the Eastern Idaho region.


Today at Jimmy’s 12/14

This is gift number 3! This gift I am really excited about because I think its the coolest thing since sliced bread. The Sumo Car Mount that is now available here at the shop is the Premiere Rod Mount system for carrying your rods from hole to hole by vehicle. There have been other rod mounts but this one by far is the best.

Check out this YouTube Video!

If that video doesn’t convince you nothing I am going to say will. This great piece of equipment retails for $150.00


Today at Jimmy’s 12/8

Alright here is day #2 for our holiday promotion, “Jimmy’s 12 Gifts for the Holiday Season.” Today’s gift is another great stocking stuffer for the Gentleman who enjoys the finer things in life. The Simms Flask. We have two different styles and sizes.

The Simms Artist Series Flask

  • The “Artist Series” Simms Flask features Derek DeYoung Brown Trout fish artwork
  • Stainless steel
  • 6 oz. flask
  • Made in the USA
  • $29.95
The Simms Solid Flask
  • The solid Simms Flask features rubberized exterior finish and Simms Trout
  • Stainless steel
  • 8 oz. flask
  • Made in the USA
  • $24.95

These are really nice high quality flasks. As always if you have any questions or want something different than the items we have mentioned here just stop on by and we are always will to help you out.


Today at Jimmys 12/6

Remember last year around this time I did a promotion to help you all with Holiday gifts for the season. Well I am kicking it off again this year. So here we go!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler 12 gifts for the Holiday’s! This year we have an awesome selection of gifts/stocking stuffer’s  for the fly angler in your life.(Guys I am doing this for your wives and loved ones so make sure you give them the link!) We will be featuring 12 gifts from now until a few days before Christmas.

Today’s gift is a simple inexpensive item that we think is a no brainer for the Holidays. Allow me to introduce you to the Simms Early Riser Mug.

The Early Riser Mug is a coffee mug for any angler, featuring the DeYoung art work.This mug also features a rubber gasket on the lid to prevent spills in the truck and on you!

  • The “Artist Series” mug is the newest addition to the Simms “Artist Series” of products, features Derek DeYoung fish artwork
  • The Simms Camo mug features our own unique Simms Trout camo pattern
  • 450ml Stainless steel tumbler mug
  • $24.95

Also the Simms 1 Litter Water Bottle

This 33 once water bottle is made of aluminum and is BPA free. Trow it in the boat, clip it to your fishing vest or you pack. This is a great water bottle to carry your favorite drink in.

  • Offered in “Artist Series” and Simms Camo artwork
  • BPA-free aluminum
  • 33 ounce capacity
  • Includes carabiner for easy attachment and an extra drinking cap
  • Fits in the water bottle pockets on the Simms Headwaters™ Bags & Packs
  • The Artist Series bottle features Derek DeYoung Tarpon fish art
  • $29.95

Keep posted to the website for the next 11 Days! If you noticed I did 2 items today but they are kinda the same type of item, and I’m running this program so I can do what I want…right? As always if you have any questions call the shop and stop in we have many other great items as well that unfortunately we wont be able to feature during this promotion.


Today at Jimmy’s

We are starting our Fly tying demos tomorrow. They are free to the public, and start at 10am and will go till about 1pm. Lori Burchinal and Wade Moultin will be demonstrating their skills and techniques for anyone interested. We have a great season of Tying Demos lined out for the winter. We are very excited to get the season started off!