Sun Valley Idaho Fishing, Fly Fishing

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Skiers flock to Sun Valley every winter, but for those who fly fish the Salmon River, Silver Creek or the countless mountain lakes and streams in the warmer months, the area is a year-round playground.

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Sun Valley Fly Fishing

Whether you like steelheading on the Salmon River or chasing rainbows on the gin-clear waters of Silver Creek, Sun Valley, Idaho's fly fishing has something for everybody. Throw in mountain lakes and streams by the truckload, and anglers here could easily spend a week looking for trout on the fly.

Types Of Waters

There are all kinds of opportunities here with driftboat-style rivers that can also be waded, smaller creeks which will challenge the dry fly enthusiast and small mountain lakes and streams where anglrs can find solitude and willing, wild trout.

Seasons To Fish

Most of the action around Sun Valley can be best from late spring through fall for anglers. However, the season on the Salmon River for steelhead is best in early spring in the months of March through May with April being the peak month. Clear water makes sight fishing fun for these 8- to 15-pound fish.

Gear To Bring

Typically, fly fishing gear ranging from a 4- to 6-weight is best around Sun Valley. If you want to try for the super-charged steelhead, anglers will want to match these hard fightighters with a 6- to 8-weight fly rod depending on the flows and presentations. Find a Fishing Guide to show you the fishing hot spots.