Guided Trip FAQs

Below are some of the most common questions we receive about our guide services. 
If your question isn’t answered here, please call 208-726-4501 or email us.


Who do you take? What about beginners or kids?

Don’t be intimidated!  We’re here to introduce you to a sport and environment we are passionate about. We encourage beginners as well as experts and have experience guiding guests of all abilities.  Keep in mind that, by nature, these are active trips which require a bit of physical coordination, some patience and a reasonable attention span. Our guide programs are best suited for those over the age of 12; for kids 8-12 check out our kids programs.


Where do we meet?

We typically meet at Sturtevants – 340 N. Main Street in Ketchum. We can also pick you up where you are staying.


What’s included?  Should I bring my own snacks, equipment, etc?

Your guided trip includes transportation, your knowledgable guide, water and/or other beverages. Lunch is complementary for full day trips and can be added to shorter trips for a nominal charge (see trip pricelist for details). You are always welcome to bring a snack. Equipment, with the exception of hiking boots, can be rented at a discounted rate if you do not have your own bike, rod, waders, etc.



What should I wear?

Spring/Fall: In cooler weather layering is appropriate. A base layer, fleece jacket or sweater, and a light shell for wind/rain protection, long underwear or a fleece pant for under waders, wool socks, cap and/or hat, polarized sunglasses and sunscreen.

Summer: In warmer weather shorts, preferably quick dry, are appropriate under waders or for wet wading, a light long sleeve shirt for sun protection, wool socks, a sun cap, polarized sunglasses and sunscreen. If float tubing on Silver Creek you will need a warmer layer on the legs, the water is cold. On evening trips it may be quite warm when you depart, but will cool off later so bring a fleece or warmer layer.


What time do we depart and return?

For fishing trips, this depends on the timing of the bug hatches, earlier in the summer, (generally between 7:00 and 9:00 am), and later in the spring and fall. Your guide will make recommendations appropriate for the time of season. You may figure 3, 5 or 8 hours from departure to return depending on the trip selection.


Will we catch any fish?

Our mission is to provide the highest quality outdoor experience, this we guarantee!  While there’s never a guarantee of catching fish it is highly likely that you will.


Can we keep any fish to eat?

Much the water we fish is designated as catch and release to preserve “wild” populations of trout. These “wild” fish are genetically superior and the most desirable to pursue. Some areas we fish are supplemented by stocking and allow harvest. Please let us know if this is a consideration when booking your trip.


Additional questions? Call 208-726-4501 or email us.