Picabo Angler fly fishing Guides
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Picabo Angler is proud to have one of the finest guide staffs in the state of Idaho. We employ a great group of experienced fly fishing guides who work together in order to bring you the perfect Sun Valley fly fishing experience. Our guides are well-versed instructors who intimately know our area and can both teach and put their guests in the best possible situations to successfully catch fish. Beginners and experts alike benefit from a guided trip with Picabo Angler. All of our fly fishing guides are patient, insightful and fun to be with.
Our guides are also passionate fishermen on their own time as well. Over the course of the winter and spring, when our local season slows, our guides fished and/or hosted trips in Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Honduras, Mexico, Belize, Canada, Florida, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, New York, and Pennsylvania.
We are full-time guides, not part-time, and hope that our enthusiasm, local knowledge and teaching ability for fly fishing carries over to every day spent on the water with a Picabo Angler guest. The amount of time, measured in both years of experience and consecutive days on the water, gives us both the day-to-day pulse of our streams and a distinctive edge when it comes to deciding where to go and when to go on any given day. Our location, a mere couple hundred yards from Silver Creek, also plays a large part in keeping day-to-day events on the water in our back pockets.
John is a resident of Picabo and has been guiding and outfitting in the Sun Valley area for 25 years. He is the author of several books on fly fishing and also an avid bird hunter. When he’s not presenting flies to Silver Creek fish he can be found following his English Setters through the fields and over ridge lines surrounding the Creek. John is an avid saltwater angler and often hosts trips to some of the world’s most exotic fly fishing destinations. John is the Picabo Angler Outfitter.
Nick grew up in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English/Creative Writing. He started his fly fishing career in Missoula, Montana in 1993 at the Grizzly Hackle and has been guiding full time in the Sun Valley area since 1997. Nick is one of the most sought after fly fishing guides in Sun Valley, Idaho and is often booked months in advance. Nick is also a photographer and his work has appeared in numerous publications including The FlyFish Journal, The Drake, Anglers Journal, and others. To see his work, visit www.nickpricephotography.com He lives with his wife and two sons in Hailey, Idaho. Nick is Picabo Angler's head guide.
Zac Mayhew grew up in the Wood River Valley and has been guiding the Sun Valley area for over ten years. Zac is also one of Sun Valley's most booked guides. He is a full time year around guide and when the season slows he loves to travel to fish both domestically and internationally.
Cody Catherall grew up in the Midwest, fly rod in hand. His passion struck at a young age and Cody was fishing tournaments and working in sports shops through middle school and high school. He moved West to attend college--he's a graduate of the University of Oregon--and the Western rivers really did him in! From the trout waters of the West, Cody began pursuing species and places on the map with abandon. His drive to fish has made him comfortable in the fresh and saltwater environments, which has lead to Cody’s biggest passion; showing off his favorite Idaho waters. First time anglers and old pros will both find good humor, good will and great fishing with Cody as their guide.
Andrew started fly fishing the spring creeks and tailwaters of Southwest Virginia when he was a kid. He moved to Sun Valley in 2012 after graduating from Virginia Tech. He has been a guide for Picabo Angler for the past four seasons now. Andrew is an FFF Certified Casting Instructor. He excels on all of our area waters and is as comfortable showing the pros secret holes and hatches as he is teaching your entire family to cast on the lawn. He has two yellow labs and if he's not working with guests you can find all three of them steelheading or drifting a local river.
Originally from upstate NY, Chad has lived in Idaho since 2004. He particularly enjoys the teaching aspect of guiding, and is equally proficient with beginning and experienced anglers. Chad is patient, enthusiastic, and good natured. Chad is a professional photographer and freelance author, and his photos and articles have appeared in such publications as Anglers Journal, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, American Angler, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing, TROUT Magazine, and Catch Magazine. A sampling of his work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/rchadchorneyphotography/. Each winter, Chad brings anglers to Chilean Patagonia, and has fished in Alaska, British Columbia, Ontario, Belize, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and throughout the US. Chad is an accomplished upland and waterfowl hunter and guide, and lives in Picabo with his Springer Spaniel, “Trico.”