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Uncle Jake's  Instruction & Supplies for Fly Tying, Rod Building, Fly Fishing and more...   
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Welcome to Uncle Jake's...
Uncle Jake's, located inside Smitty's Sport Shop, carries a full inventory of fly tying
materials, tools, and supplies. We carry Hareline, Hook and Hackle
, Wapsi fly
tying materials. Recently added--Spirit River UV2.  We stock Fish Skull, Dr. Slick,
Mustad and Daiichi hooks, River Road Creations foam body cutters, to name a
few, and our own Uncle Jake's products.

You'll find a selection of fly rods by Temple Fork Outfitters, fly  fishing kits from
them too,along with Scientific Anglers and Ross; fly lines from Rio, SA and brand
new lines from TFO.  

Check out the hand crafted trout nets, rod building and fly tying benches by local
artisan Lee Veltcamp; rod tubes and rod reel cases from TFO and Clear Creek.  If
we don't have what you are looking for in stock, let us know! We may be able to
special order it for you.
Uncle Jake's also carries Buffs, the original multifunction headgear.
Check out Buffs, USA here. We have Original, UV, UV Bugslinger
and Bug Shield, Polar reversible, Hood Buffs and Angler II gloves on hand
.   Find
something on their website you just can't live without? Let us know, we'll do our
best to order it for you.
We hold our fly tying and rod building classes in the back room studio; see our
Classes page for more info.

We also help folks learn to fly fish; and we hope to help parents learn the art of
taking their kids fishing.  Stop in and see us today!

Smitty's Sport Shop is located at
1408 W Michigan Ave, (just east of Bedford
, Battle Creek. Hours are: Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, and Sunday 7:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.  We are
closed on Monday.

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Smitty's is an old sport shop in the Urbandale area of Battle Creek. Everyone we meet lays
claim to their father or grandfather first bringing them through the door as a kid.   It has been
somewhat neglected and is in great need of some TLC.  Slowly but surely we are cleaning,
stocking, and rebuilding, with a welcoming staff to help you as soon as you walk in the door.
The building that would become
Smitty's Sport Shop, circa 1940.
A word about Uncle Jake:
Having taught fly tying and tackle making to many people over the years I look forward to
having this site as the home of our fly tying courses.  In these pages we will give step by
step instructions that we typically use when teaching those who have little or no fly tying
experience. We use patterns that can be tied with readily available materials, we stress
mechanics over recipes and we try to focus on flies that  are not only rewarding to tie but
that also catch fish.

We also hope to share a little about ourselves, our friends and about the Western Michigan
area where we live and fish. We hope those of you who visit will choose to join our
community and let us know more about yourself and your fishing interests.   

We welcome your questions and comments and would welcome the opportunity to help others
that may wish to teach a course of their own. Want to use something, contact

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Uncle Jake's @Smitty's
1408 W. Michigan Ave,
Battle Creek MI 49037
Smitty's Sport Shop (269) 964-3221
Uncle Jake (269) 830-7091
Mrs Jake (269) 719-6731
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Uncle Jake's Flies 2015