It’s you and Mother Nature…both in sync, and in the water. Fly fishing in Idaho is an angler’s dream. Welcome to Sun Valley!
Centrally located in Southern Idaho, the Wood River Valley yields easy access to fly fishing with access to some of the most amazing waterways. Whether venturing out to the headwaters of the Salmon or to the banks of the Lost River, you will not be disappointed. Want more? There is also Copper Basin, Wild Horse Creek, or Trail Creek. Prefer to walk out your door? Depending on where you stay, you might have easy access to the Big Wood and Little Wood Rivers, Warm Springs Creek, or Penny Lake. Heading south of Bellevue could have you exploring the unmatched beauty of Silver Creek Preserve. Fly fishing in southern Idaho is the slice of Idaho paradise bringing you closer to the native Chinook salmon, steelhead, bull, rainbow and brown trout, not to mention the cutthroats. Grab your waders and float tube! Grab your fly rod and your ties! It’s time to get ready for the rise!
Whether new to the sport or a seasoned enthusiast, Idaho’s rivers are the place to be, and a vacation in Sun Valley provides many options for a fly fishing. Just by being here, you are near outfitters that can get you ready to jump in hook, line, and sinker - pun intended! After all, there is gear (AKA fishing tackle) to secure and flies to tie. There are bubble lines to follow and arcs to hold in your rod. There are clinics for all ages and skill levels as well as guided fishing trips. Not feeling social? That’s okay! A one on one guided fishing adventure is also available. Any way you look at it, fly fishing in and around Sun Valley is amazing.
Here is what we know:
Fly fishing may look complicated, but it is not. The most seasoned anglers have a few things in common starting with the concept of practice makes perfect – especially when you are trying for a seamless and graceful cast. And, you are.
A cast that gently floats through the air arriving at its chosen destination speaks volumes in this sport. Of course, much of the cast is in the wrist and problems can arise if you go too far on the back cast. If this is the case, what do you do? What about mending to aggressively or not aggressively enough? What a “drag” - figuratively and literally.
First time out? How do you know what to look for in your first fly rod? How do you know what tie to choose for the right fish and weather? Yes, that matters! Like real estate, fly fishing is about location, location, location! Whether Catch and Release or Catch and Keep, you will want to know the best spots. How do you decide whether waders and a float tube are necessary, or if you can fish from the bank?
Yes. These decisions can be overwhelming. Why not defer to the experts? Here are some of the local outfitters that can take the troubleshooting out and put the thrill back in! They can help plan a fantastic and memorable adventure that will be one for the books. Don’t miss out.
Silver Creek Outfitters: 208-635-0397
Far and Away Adventures: 208-726-8888
Lost River Outfitters: 208-726-1706
Middle Fork River Expeditions: 800-801-5146
Sawtooth Adventure Company’s Salmon River Anglers (Fly Fishing from a boat): 866-774-4644