Sun Valley Outfitters

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Idaho

Sun Valley Outfitters


Founded in 1985, Sun Valley Outfitters' flyfishing guide staff comprises one of the most experienced and professional team in the Northern Rockies. The SVO team loves nothing more than sharing their wealth of knowledge on Sun Valley's local waters. Whether your day's destination is world-famous Silver Creek and its renowned spring creek fishery, our local blue ribbon freestone, the Big Wood river, the Big Lost river at the foot of the tallest mountain range in the state of Idaho or the Salmon river, home to an outstanding spring steelhead run, our guides will show you the best that our region has to offer!

What sets the Sun Valley Outfitters team apart from our competition is our passion for creating unforgettable memories and outdoor fun from river bed to mountain top! Not only does the SVO guide staff take pleasure in introducing new anglers to the sport and helping experts to refine their techniques, but we also strive to share our depth of knowledge about local flora and fauna, wildlife and regional history including Native American folklore and the Pioneer history of the Northern Rockies.

Sun Valley is one of America's finest and most diverse flyfishing regions in the Lower 48. With half a dozen major blue ribbon trout rivers within an hour's drive of the Sun Valley Outfitters store, we are perfectly located to access all of them and still return you home at the end of your adventure to enjoy the wide selection of amenities that America's first four-season resort has to offer. As America's first ski resort and birthplace of the chairlift, Sun Valley's history in the outdoor recreation world is well-documented. As such, the Sun Valley/Ketchum area features dozens of superb restaurants, excellent lodgings, five 18 hole golf courses, hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain bike trails in addition to the world class ski resort and the slopes of Bald and Dollar Mountains.

Sun Valley Outfitters is a compilation of four separate outfitting business that have been united to provide our guests with the very best in outdoor recreation offerings with flyfsihing at our very core. SVO is a family friendly outfitting business that prioritizes safety, professionalism, FUN and passion for outdoor pursuits while rising to the challenge of exceeding our guests' expectations day in, day out, 365 days each year. Whether you are new to the sport of flyfsihing or a seasoned veteran looking to experience new watersheds with fly rod in tow, let Sun Valley Outfitters host you on a flyfishing trip you will never forget! From all of us at SVO, welcome to the Rockies!



Sun Valley Outfitters flyfishing trips begin at $350 for up to two anglers. Additionally, SVO offers a full line of Orvis rental equipment if you wish to travel light. Please visit or call us at 208-928-SVID (7843) for more information.


Sun Valley Outfitters provides productive flyfishing for many aquatic species including rainbow trout, brown trout, West Slope cutthroat trout, Snake River fine spot cutthroat trout, bull trout, brook trout, mountain whitefish, squawfish, grayling and steelhead.


Trout fishing trips are available 12 months a year and are based out of the Sun Valley Outfitters store in Ketchum, Idaho. Steelhead trips are offered in the second half of March and the month of April from our private yurt lodge on the Upper Salmon River or as day trips from Sun Valley.


The Sun Valley area is an anglers paradise in scenic beauty and variety of fisheries. With freestone rivers, spring creeks, alpine fisheries and tail waters all within an hour's drive, Sun Valley truly is a flyfisher's dream! Surrounded by the Pioneer, Sawtooth, Boulder, White Cloud and Smoky Mountains, Sun Valley offers a new adventure every day in the heart of the Northern Rockies!

Typical Weather:

Sun Valley sees over 300 days of sunshine annually making it the perfect destination for those looking for an absolutely spectacular Rocky Mountain vacation. Summertime temperatures generally range from overnight temps in the 50s to daytime highs in the 70s and 80s. With extremely low humidity, the mountain air is comfortable and refreshing!

What is Provided:

Sun Valley Outfitters offers multiple trip options for the selective angler. In addition to half day, 3/4 day and full day fishing trips, SVO offers a full line of Orvis rental equipment for an additional fee. Lunches are always included for our full day guests, beverages for all trips and all terminal tackle including leaders, tippet and flies are provided at no extra charge for all of our anglers. Transportation in SVO guide vehicles is also included in the guide fee. Not included in our fishing packages are fishing license fees, lunches for 3/4 day and half day trips and guide gratuities.

What to Bring:

Sun Valley Outfitters' guests are always encouraged to bring:
Lip balm
Polarized sunglasses
Brimmed hat
Long-sleeved sun-resistant shirt
Raincoat and/or fleece
Quick dry shorts or pants

Gear Recommendations:

Sun Valley Outfitters recommends that guests who wish to use their own equipment bring 4 or 5 weight rods with appropriate floating lines for trout fishing our local waters. Waders are recommended especially for winter, spring and fall fishing trips though in July and August wet wading is most often recommended. During our spring steelhead trips, one-handed rod weights from 8 to 10 are best with appropriate floating lines. Cold weather outer layers, fleece, wool gloves, long johns, brimmed and warm hats and buffs are recommended for the unpredictable conditions found in the Rocky Mountains in springtime.

Additional Activities:

Sun Valley Outfitters is Sun Valley's ONLY full-service outfitter offering daily flyfishing trips, horseback rides, hiking and backpacking, big game and bird hunting, and international angling services in the Himalayas, southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. With one phone call, SVO can create a week-long outdoor recreation itinerary for you, your family, or group. Sun Valley Outfitters...a new adventure every day!


For more information or to speak with one of outdoor recreation specialists, please call Sun Valley Outfitters at 208-928-SVID (7843), visit us online at or email us at


Sun Valley Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter
415 Sun Valley Road East
Ketchum, ID 83340

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