Welcome to Jim's Fly Shop Specializing in Fly Fishing, Fly Design,
Steelhead, Trophy Trout, Smallmouth, Pike and Musky

Reports 3-15-17
Steelhead  Good numbers of fish are in right now with loads of new fish arriving daily with this last rain.  Fish are moving into the Ohio tribs daily and staging with the warm temps this Feb-March.  Reports are getting better every day in PA and Northern Ohio.   Steelhead on the swing has been the best way to target the most aggressive fish.  These are the fish that cartwheel and backflip when they realize that they are hooked.  
Clients that enjoy nymphing are doing well with indicator rigs, light weight systems and caddis, beads, stoneflies and small wooly buggers. With the worlds largest populations per mile of Steelhead and the best Trout fishing east of the Mississippi, we do not have to travel too far to put you in front of the fish of a lifetime.

MUSKY  Fish are pre spawn right now with the river temps in the 40's to high 40's.  We are spending most of our time lately on the Allegheny River Tribs.  They are producing some of the best Musky fishing we have seen in years.  Pike, Smallmouth and Walleye are the by catch but provide heaps of action and keep you engaged all day.  The Spring bite has been really good when it is good and really slow on the off days.  Catch a window and it can be really fast and furious action.

Streamers in the higher water, Post-Spawn Browns have gone back to eating bugs but a cloudy/rainy day can trigger the meat eaters.  Clarion River and Allegheny were very active through February.  Now the bigger fish have the feed bag on to get their body mass back to normal.  Some of our biggest fish of the year are taken in the late winter early Spring.  Warm days with heavy flows can bring the fish of your within reach.
Early Black Stones and Early Brown Stones are hatching now as of Mid March.  Grannoms, Hendricksons, and Quill Gordons are right around the corner.

Smally fishing is on hold till later spring when the Lake run Pre Spawn fish hit the tribs. Late April and Early May trigger the pre spawn and spawn bite in the tribs and bigger river systems.

$450.00 Full Day guided up to 2 Persons

Float in one of our 2014 Clackacraft Eddy Boats, Star Rafts or Wade fishing depending on flows, ability, and conditions.
Lunch and Beverages included
Call 330-620-7791 to book today

Classroom seminars and instruction available
Classes include advanced Fly Tying, Flies for Trophy Trout, Hatch matching, Musky and Pike fly design, Saltwater fly design for Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit and Tarpon.
improving your distance casting, Double Hauling, preparing for Saltwater, Roll Casting indicators, Spey Casting
Basics and advanced Spey casting.

Partnered with the best manufacturers and operations throughout the World, we can put your trip together for whatever you are after.

2016 Bahamas Hosted trip
One Week in Abaco
Guided or Self Guided
Sold OUT

Call for details on 2017 and availability  330-620-7791

2017 Penns Creek Hosted Trip $650 or $1,250
2 Spots Open 
This is 8th year for the Annual Penns Creek Memorial Day trip to Coburn, PA
Accomodations provided by the Feathered Hook B&B.  All meals included.

Options for 4 day or 7 day stay.

Guided Trips available

Henry's Fork Hosted Trip 2017
3rd Annual trip to Island Park, Idaho

3 spots available

Cost is $2,500

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In 2010 we started our partnership with Sweetwater Travel to book trips to Montana, Andros, British Columbia and Mongolia for Taimen.

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