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Today at Jimmy’s 11/17

I am so excited about the shipment we got in today. We received some new Rod Mounts for your car or truck. These are by far the most superior rod mounts I have ever seen. I can’t wait to drive down the road at normal highway speeds instead of 55 mph. Check out this youtube video here.

Sumo rod carriers sell for only $150

A couple other new fly tying items we have in the shop. We now have Dyed Silver Pheasant feathers. These are great for steelhead flies and streamers. This feather is a good substitute for Guinea hackle. We also have Spey Plumes. This is a unique material it is Ostrich Herl on a smaller feather that you can wrap like hackle. The herl fibers are also great for small nymphs.


Today at Jimmy’s

This fall I have had the oppertunity to go do a lot of Steelhead fishing. I thought I would share some photos with you from some of my trips. I have been spending a lot of time the last few years learning about Spey fishing, its safe to say its a new obsession. I have been drawn to Spey fishing mostly because it involves chasing what I feel is one of the most desirable species to have pulling on the end of your line. Another reason is Spey casting is not something you learn to do overnight or during a weekend. I compare it to mastering a golf swing, it doesn’t take much to learn the basics, but to be a good spey caster it takes many hours and hours of practice. I got to go to Oregon to fish in September to start the season off. My good friend Ryan Beck came with me, everything we did was focused on catching fish. Ryan and I would spend nights tying flies by lantern light and listening to music  and getting excited to to try out a new pattern the next morning. We would fish hard everyday, and surprisingly eat very little food. We were to busy trying to catch fish and would crash in our sleeping bags to do it all over again the next day. It was fishing bumming at it’s finest.

Here at the shop we have a good selection of Spey and Switch Rods. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to get into an outfit. Redignton makes a really nice line of Spey rods at a very good price, they cast and fish well. Sage has a new Spey rod called the VPS, which has replaced the VT2 series. We still have some VT2 rods left and they are on sale! We offer classes for casting and have a large selection of DVD’s on Spey fishing and casting. If you would like to know more about spey casting come into the shop and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Photos courtesy of Ryan G. Beck and Tim Woodard


Today at Jimmys 10/7

We have some great rod specials going right now. All Sage VT2, and Winston BIIx Fly rods have been marked down 25% from their retail price. They are brand new rods and still have a lifetime warranty.This is a great deal. We have three VT2 Spey rods available, if you have ever wanted to learn how to spey fish are purchase a spey rod this is a great price for a really nice spey rod.

Jimmy and I have been working this week on our 2011 spring orders. I get so excited this time of year when I get to see all the new stuff. Speaking of new stuff we have some new Cliff boxes and accessories we got in the shop. We have a new Pink fly box for the ladies (and you sensitive men), we also have some new floatant and fly patches available.


Today at Jimmys 10/4

I’m back! Today is my first day back at the shop and I am really excited to be here. If you have been keeping track of Today at Jimmy’s you should have noticed the lack of post this summer. That’s because I do the majority of the Today at Jimmy posts and I have been gone this summer dodging hooks and shoveling water. I had a great summer the fishing was really good on the South Fork this summer. I saw some really nice fish caught this summer and I saw some really nice fish not get caught this summer. Come down to the shop and say hello, I am excited to see you all this fall.


Today at Jimmy’s 9-07-10

Chris Helm is coming to Idaho Falls on Saturday September 25th to teach a class on spinning deer hair. The class begins at 10 am here at the shop. The class fee is $25.00 and includes materials. All you need to bring are your vice and tools. The class is limited to 8 students and as of today there are two spaces left. I took this class several years ago at an FFF conclave and Chris showed us many tips on how to work with deer hair that I wished I had learned years before.


Today at Jimmy’s 9-4-10

In preparation for the 2011 we are starting to close out items that are being discontinued next year. We have both men’s and women’s clothing from Cloudveil on sale. The Simms  pursuit shoe and pursuit wading sandal are also being updated for next year and we have those at 40 percent off.

Also if you you have not heard Simms is offering their rebate program again this Fall. Bring in your old pair of waders and get $50.00 off on a pair of G4Z, G4Pro or G3 guide waders. In order to participate you need to go to the Simms web page and print off a voucher which you then bring into our shop along with your old pair of waders. We have most sizes in stock and if we don’t have your size we can order it.


Today at Jimmy’s 7/13

Its officially summertime here in Southeastern Idaho. The weather has been great and the so has the fishing. We have some great fishing to come throughout the  entire summer. As you come into the shop this summer you will notice we have really beefed up our fly selection. We added a second tier to the fly bins allowing us to display and carry almost 50% more flies from our previous inventory. If you haven’t noticed the new addition come check it out.

Parker Stenerson has been helping out in the shop this summer. Parker is the son of John Stenerson who worked for us here at Jimmy’s for over 10 years. John is an accomplished fisherman and has been teaching Parker the ropes his entire life. Parker has a great understanding of the rivers, streams, and Lakes in our area. He is more than will to help you find that special spot or lead you to a good fly pattern to have a great day fishing. Parker gets to fish a lot and knows his stuff. Did I mention he is a Pro Staff member for Scientific Anglers, Lamson Waterworks Reels and St Croix Rods. You can find Parker in the shop in the mornings helping customers get flies picked out for a great day on the river.


Today at Jimmy’s 7/5

We have been really busy getting everyone outfitted to go fishing these past weeks and I kinda forgot to update Today at Jimmy’s sorry to all of you who check this regularly. Couple items to bring to your attention.


We have a great selection of rods and reels in the shop right now.  We have rods and reels that meet all levels of anglers and pocketbooks. Speaking of economical rods we have the deal of the century…seriously! Right now we have the Redington Red Fly 2 with a Redington Reel and Rio line on sale right now! Here’s the details… This is a 4 piece rod with a lifetime warranty. The reel is spooled up with backing and line all you need to do is tie a fly on and go fishing. It also comes with a rod and reel case. Regular price on this item is $300, we are selling them at $175. If you are a beginner, seasoned pro who needs a back up rod, it doesn’t matter this is a great deal!

Shop Talk

If you haven’t been in the shop in the last month than you haven’t met Everett. Everett is helping us out this summer while Rollin and I are on the River guiding. Everett hails from Rexburg, and loves to fish. He loves fishing stillwater, and has an obsession for Smallmouth Bass and Carp! Everett is happy to help anyone figure out how to catch fish on any piece of water. Check out his employee questionnaire here. Come in and meet Everett!


Today at Jimmy’s 07-02-10

We will open on Saturday July 3rd with our usual hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. we will be close on Sunday and open again on Monday. Have a great Holiday and good luck if you get out fishing.