Sun Valley still supports the kind of fishery you might have imagined existed back when Lewis & Clark first made their trip through Idaho. Fly fishing on four extraordinarily diverse waterways sit anywhere from a stones throw to an hour drive away hold a diverse species of fish. Find monstrous brown trout in Silver Creek, healthy rainbows in the Big Wood River, vibrant cutthroats in the Lost River, and apex bull trout & salmonoids in the Salmon River. Combined, these famed Idaho rivers/creeks make the area a true nexus of freshwater fly fishing.
Fly Fishing Access
Take your pick from a slew of freestone rivers, creeks, and high mountain lakes, of which most are less than an hour drive away. We are fortunate in Idaho to have rights to fish water through private land as long as you stay below the high water mark and enter and exit via public easements. Please abide by these rules so to avoid trespassing penalties and to keep this opportunity alive for us all.
- Big Wood River
- Lost River
- Salmon River
- Silver Creek Preserve
- South Fork of the Boise River
Running the span of the Wood River Valley lies the Big Wood River. This is the closest and easiest river to access. A multitude of public access points makes this gem even sweet. Be sure to respect the private property and only access via the public easements.