Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Idaho

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Sun Valley Outfitters

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter

Phone icon208-928-SVID (7843) Email iconinfo@sunvalleyoutfitters.com Link iconsunvalleyoutfitters.com


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The Story

Founded in 1985, Sun Valley Outfitters is Sun Valley's ONLY Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly-Shop. Our guide staff is comprised of outdoorsmen and women who love sharing their passion with our guests and do so in a safe, professional, and good-humored manner! Whether fly fishing the world-famous spring creek waters of Idaho's Silver Creek, exploring the riffles and runs of local freestones like the Big Wood River, the Big Lost River, and the Copper Basin, SVO guides pride themselves on exceeding our guests' expectations. Featuring a complete rental fleet of Orvis equipment from waders and wading boots to rods and reels, SVO provides our guests with the finest equipment on the market. In addition to fishing services, SVO carries over 50 brands for mountain living in our retail location next to Starbucks on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum.

Sun Valley Outfitters truly is a one-stop shop for all of your fishing needs, and includes a full-service fly shop offering the largest selection of flies in the Sun Valley area, in addition to all terminal tackle, rods, reels and lines, men's and women's apparel, waders, wading boots, float tubes, and much, much more! Pioneering since 1985, Sun Valley Outfitters' roots lie deep within the Rocky Mountain outdoor recreation culture. We promote angling services with a strong conservation ethic as his guiding light. In fact all SVO guides operate with a "Leave No Trace" philosophy as they strive to protect our natural resources and respect our local wilderness. And they have fun spreading this conservation philosophy with our guests every day!

So, the next time you're in the Sun Valley area, don't be a stranger! Come by and visit us, whether it's to book a guided excursion, shop our retail offerings, or if you just need a little info on the best patterns to throw and where to fish. At SVO, there are no secrets! Sun Valley Outfitters, where your Rocky Mountain dreams come true!

When you walk upstairs to the fly shop at Sun Valley Outfitters, you may be surprised at what you find! Deer, elk, antelope, Alaskan sheep and caribou adorn the walls above 50,000 flies to choose from. Orvis rods, reels, waders and wading boots are on display along with men's and women's apparel, ball caps, t-shirts and even a few Himalayan prayer flags for good measure! Sun Valley Outfitters, Sun Valley, Idaho's only Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter, is the local's favorite outfitter because we love our guests!

A hub-bub of activity, visitors to SVO can always find a conversation going on upstairs about the local hatches, what's working and where to cast flies. After all, there are no secrets at Sun Valley Outfitters, just a staff of dedicated employees who want to share their passion for the outdoors and answer any questions our guests might have.

The next time you're in the Sun Valley area, stop by and say, "hi". There is no outfitter more focused on guest service and guest satisfaction than SVO. As we like to say at Sun Valley Outfitters. "Welcome to the Rockies!"

What is Provided:

Included in our guide trips are:

  • Personal professional fly-fishing guide
  • Transportation including pick-up and drop-off is requested
  • Beverages
  • Terminal tackle including flies, leaders and tippet
  • Lunches (on full-day trips only)
  • A healthy sense of humor!

Optionally: SVO provides a full rental fleet of Orvis equipment including rods, reels, waders, wading boots, or wading socks for men, women and kids. Lunches (for half-day trips)

Gear Recommendations:

Gear recommendations include:

  • Flyrods in the 4 to 6 wt. range with correspondingly weighted floating lines
  • Waders and felt-soled wading boots
  • Light raincoat
  • Brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Camera
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Medications
  • Water bottle

What to Bring:

A positive mental attitude and a desire to have fun in the mountains and on the rivers!


Sun Valley Outfitters is a year-round fly fishing outfitter. Steelhead trips are run in March and April while trout trips take place through the year.


Target species include rainbow, brown, Westslope cutthroat, Snake River finespot cutthroat, brook and bull trout in addition to spring steelhead and Montana grayling.


Sun Valley, Idaho offers some of the finest blue ribbon trout and steelhead fishing in the continental U.S. Located within the Northern Rockies, the waters surrounding Sun Valley include hundreds of miles of freestone rivers and streams, some of the finest spring creek fishing available, tailwaters, alpine lakes and reservoirs suited for beginners and experts alike. This mountainous region is a modern-day explorer's dream all located within a short drive of the SVO store in Ketchum right next door to Starbucks on Sun Valley Road.

Typical Weather:

Sun Valley is aptly named as the local weather sees more than 300 days of sunshine every year! Located at 6000' above sea level and with very low humidity, Sun Valley is an extremely comfortable fishing destination with summertime highs averaging in the high 70s and low 80s F and very little precipitation. Even as late as October, SVO guests enjoy sunny skies and warm temps while pursuing the trout that call the region home.

Rates start from: $400

Kid's Camp from $150 per child

Women's Clinic from $175 per participant

Fly Tying Clinics from $100 per 2 sessions

You can find all pricing information at: sunvalleyoutfitters.com/flyfishing

If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to contact us! Visit us online at www.sunvalleyoutfitters.com or call us at the store at (208) 928-SVID (7843). We will do everything we can to accommodate your request!