Sturtevants News

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Fishing Report: October 8

The Big Wood has made a solid recovery since the significant rains we had a few weeks ago. Its fish are hitting big #10 parachute hares’ ears with a long 5-foot dropper to any nymph with a bit of flash. As far as Silver Creek goes…We’ve seen big browns going nuts for an intruder spey style […]


Who We Are – Deno Mense

Deno grew up a Cheesehead in northern Wisconsin in a “great-outdoors-loving” family. In addition to hunting and fishing, his true passion was alpine skiing with his two brothers. Throughout his high school and college years, Deno focussed on Alpine Skiing. But he later fell headlong into Nordic skiing and became a serious nordic competitor. After […]


September is Sun Valley at its Best

Check out our early Fall edition of “Adventure Source,” complete with Fishing Report, a SVMG Profile of our own Paddy McIlvoy, as well as some upcoming “Save the Dates.”

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Who We Are- Paddy McIlvoy

“I wish I had spent less time doing the things I love”…Said no one, ever. That’s the attitude Sun Valley Mountain Guide Paddy McIlvoy takes towards every one of his outdoor passions. From fly fishing to hiking, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing, Paddy knows how to get out there and explore. “I enjoy getting to […]

Fishing Report— September 9th

Hello Everyone! Hans here with the Sturtevants fishing report. As the summer crowds disperse and hunters flock to the hills, our rivers enjoy a sigh of relief. The lucky anglers left on the water reap the rewards of beautiful weather, little pressure, and willing fish. The Big Wood Finally the ‘Wood has cleared. After a […]


On June 30th I had the pleasure to be guided by Morgan on Silver Creek and the Big Wood. Since it was the very first time I had ever been on these rivers, I wanted a day to get familiar. Morgan was great!! Not only did she show me around and give me the lay of the land, she was so well studied about the Preserve and Hailey that she helped me fall in love with the whole area. We caught fish but mor…
Bob Salcedo