Sun Valley Area Guided Fly Fishing

Picabo Angler offers guided fly fishing in the Sun Valley, Idaho area. We are also stocked with a full range of rental gear from waders and boots to rods and reels to float tubes. We have everything you need to make your trip easy and memorable

Explore Our Waters

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Silver Creek

Silver Creek is one of the most famous fly fishing streams in the world. Renown for perfectly timed hatches and world class dry fly fishing, anglers from around the globe come here to test their skill.

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Salmon River

The Salmon River is one of our most unique destinations to fish. We fish upstream from Challis, about an hour and a half north of Sun Valley. In early spring, mid to late March, the river fills with steelhead as they complete their migration all the way from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho.

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Upper Big Lost River

The high-country nature of the upper Lost River drainage makes it very user friendly for all skill levels of fly angler, it also makes it a great place to relax, breathe fresh air and listen to nothing but the sound of wind, water and maybe the occasional laughter of a happy fisherman.

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Lower Big Lost River

The lower Big Lost River is a tailwater emitting from Mackay Reservoir.  This fishery holds some great specimens of Rainbow trout. They grow large and fight hard due to the nutrient rich and very cold water coming from the bottom of the dam.

Big Wood River

The Big Wood River is born and tumbles south between the Boulder and Smoky Mountains, well north of the Sun Valley area as it heads for the fertile plains of the Snake River Basin.

Little Wood River

The Little Wood River offers two very distinct fisheries. The upper section of the Little Wood above the Little Wood Reservoir is a very small freestone stream running through cottonwood forests.

Private Waters

Picabo Angler offers more access to Silver Creek than any other Idaho Outfitter. We can fish with you over upstream hatches and spinner falls, or we can access quiet down river water where trophy Browns and Rainbows wait for the occasional Hopper or Mouse to present itself.

Guided Fly Fishing Rates

Picabo Angler charges an additional $150 for a 3rd Angler.

Groups with more than 3 Anglers must book a second guide.

Requested trips with senior guides incur an additional fee and an additional cancellation fee.

Costs Include: All guiding, transportation, Drinks, Flies, and Lunch on Full Days.

Costs Exclude: Daily fishing license, lunch on half day trips, rental gear, and tax.

Cancellation policy:

-Cancellation at any time = $250 per guide

-Cancellation within two (2) weeks of trip date = $495 per guide

Idaho Fishing Licenses

Picabo Angler is an Idaho Department of Fish and Game licensing vendor and offers all hunting and fishing licenses and permits to residents and non-residents. In addition, Idaho hunting and fishing licenses are available online from the IDFG web site

Fly Fishing Rental Gear


Complete Rental Package: (waders, boots, rod, and reel) $75

Guide trip discounted rental package (waders, boots, rod and reel) $25

Waders & Boots $30 per day

Waders $15 per day

Boots $15 per day

Rod & Reel $40 per day

Float Tube $40

Explore Sun Valley

Sun Valley, Idaho has an abundance of activities for you to enjoy before and after your excursion at Picabo Anglers. From our very own fly shop and restaurant, to nearby state parks and adventures. Stay with us awhile!