About Us

We have a constant pulse on Silver Creek

Picabo Angler

Located on silver creek

When the ski resort of Sun Valley was getting off the ground and the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper were at the peak of their careers, they and many other visitors to Sun Valley found great pleasure in hunting and fishing on Silver Creek. They made fast friends with locals like Taylor Bear Tracks Williams and Bud Purdy and immersed themselves in the local life of fly fishing and wing shooting.

Today we continue the sporting traditions of Picabo with the help of Bud Purdy’s son Nick and three generations of the Purdy family. Here you will find Picabo Angler fully staffed and ready to help you have an incredible Silver Creek experience. Whether you’ve come to fish the Creek, or merely immerse yourself in the peaceful environment, we can get you pointed in the right direction.

Picabo Angler looks forward to showing you the magic that is found in Sun Valley’s Silver Creek, as well as the surrounding rivers, valleys, and hills.

Unparalleled Experience

Professional Guides


Years Combined Experience


What We Offer


Seasoned Guides

Our guides are well-versed instructors who intimately know our area and can both teach and put their guests in the best possible situations to successfully catch fish.



Enjoy a hot, fresh-cooked meal before or after your fishing excursion at the Picabo Angler Grill.


We have on-site RV Campgrounds so you can stay close to the water. There is also a multitude of options nearby.

Full-Service Fly Shop

Picabo Angler is the only fly shop and outfitting service located on world famous Silver Creek. “We live on the river!”

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Fly Fishing Excursions

We offer full and half-day guide trips on all area rivers. We are stocked with a full range of rental gear from waders and boots to rods, reels and float tubes. 

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We guide on Silver Creek, Big Wood, Little Wood, Big Lost and the Salmon River. We literally have a fishery for every skill level. 

Jack and Jill


Jack and Jill are the true local celebrities in town. We are asked regularly what type of Horse Jack and Jill are. The answer is Blood Blond Belgians. There was a time when these two magnificent animals would pull the sleigh used to feed the cows in the winter. The rancher always said it was because, unlike a tractor in the winter, these two would start everyday!

Jack and Jill are retired now, and more often than not, you will find them hanging out on the fence line near the store’s picnic area. Feel free to say hello, scratch a nose or take a selfie! After all, you want to be able to tell your friends you met the two biggest celebrities in the Sun Valley area!


What People are Saying

Silver Creek is extremely picturesque.

All the people in the store and fly shop are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.  I spent a day on the water with Brian my guide and I couldn’t have been any more pleased.

Jim R

This is the best restaurant in town!!!

The 2 guides I worked with (Nick and Zac) were top notch, and I heard great reports about the other guides as well from other people who were on our trip. “

Harley S.

Thank you Cody and Picabo Angler

“The real shining star here was the fly fishing guide portion of the place; in particular their guide Cody.  He took us out on an amazing 1/2 day adventure we will not soon forget.

Robin K.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

6:30am – 8:00pm

Winter Hours

7:00am – 6:00pm

(208) 788-3536

Restaurant Information

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