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Tenkara: Less is Sometimes More!
A Tenkara Rod Review from Sturtevants’ own Deno Mense: Growing up in the 1970’s on the banks of the Red Cedar River in northern Wisconsin, my father first introduced me to fishing with a simple cane pole. With it, I quickly learned that I could catch panfish and bass one after another–simply and effectively–with few tangles or hassles. Fast-forward to … Read More
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 streamer while the rainbows and … Read More
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 long wait the Big Wood … Read More
Fishing Report — August 29, 2014
Hello Everyone! Hans here with the Sturtevants weekly fishing report. The relentless pattern of wet and stormy weather that has marked our usually balmy August is finally breaking. A high pressure system is in the forecast which should give the Big Wood a long overdue chance to clear. Sporadic Silver Creek hatches should become much more predictable with the hot … Read More
Nature Conservancy Lifts Fishing Restrictions
Due to increased water levels and improved dissolved oxygen levels, The Nature Conservancy has lifted its recent recomended 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. fishing closure. Although potential exists for the closure to reoccur this is certainly good news for creek lovers!
Sun Valley Fishing Report: July 29th
Hello Everyone! Hans here with the Sturtevants weekly fishing report. Due to a combination of low water, low dissolved oxygen levels, and high temperatures Silver Creek Preserve will still be closed from 10PM to 10AM until conditions improve. Also, flows below Magic Reservoir have been cut to 2 CFS. A major fish kill has already began. Though it is unfortunate … Read More
Fishing Report – July 24, 2014
Hello Everyone! Hans here with the Sturtevants weekly fishing report. Due to a combination of low water, low dissolved oxygen levels, and high temperatures Silver Creek Preserve will be closed from 10PM to 10AM until conditions improve. Think of this not as losing water, but rather a reason to explore. It would take a lifetime to fish all the water … Read More
Who We Are – Carl Evenson
Fly Fishing Department Buyer and Lead Fly-Fishing Guide Sturtevants Fly Fishing Department Buyer and Lead Fly-Fishing Guide Carl Evenson defines what a passionate fisherman is all about and is just one of the reasons we are so fortunate to have him on board. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Carl has lived in some great fly-fishing towns including Steamboat, CO, Durango, CO, … Read More
Sturtevants of Sun Valley FIshing Report. July 15th.
Hello Everyone! Hans here with the Sturtevants weekly fishing report. Free casting clinics are being held at Atkinson’s Park every Monday night at 6pm as well as Sturtevants free Bugs and Brews entomology classes taught on most Tuesday nights by our resident bug nerd and lead guide Carl Evenson. For beginners of all ages we are offering a Learn to … Read More