Know Your Guide – Jason Buck

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With roots in the Wood River Valley starting as early as 1949, Jason Buck was bound to be a Blaine County resident someday. His grandparents arrived in the area via the Union Pacific Railroad and immediately fell in love with the town and people. Jason was not far behind them. A Californian at birth, Jason headed to the University of…

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Know Your Guide: Chris Willich

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Son of former Sun Valley mayor, Wayne Willich, Chris discovered the exceptional recreational opportunities, and iconic river system Idaho has to offer at an early age. Originally from Mercer Island, Washington, Chris grew up fishing the fresh waters of Puget Sound. He recalls spending long days learning to troll off the back of a sailboat for salmon and various catch….

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Know Your Guides: Ed Northern

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With only a flashlight to guide them, Ed and his friend paddled through the dark waters of the early morning. Their boat was loaded with rods, worms and the day’s snacks. They were to spend the day angling for trout, and they could not wait to see what was in store. Ed created several more fishing memories as he grew…

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Know Your Guide: Miles Sweek

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From a young age, there is no question that river guiding was Miles’ calling. Watching people get excited about all things fly fishing illustrates to him that guiding was what he was born to do. “While I love catching big fish myself, sharing that experience with someone else new to the sport is something I enjoy just as much.” Miles…

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Know Your Guide: Brad Stansberry

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For Brad, fishing and teaching have flowed through his veins since he was a young boy tying a piece of red yarn to the end of his leader and casting in the front yard. Growing up in Newport Beach, California, Brad’s love of fishing and the great outdoors stemmed from his move to Ketchum at the age of 10. Upon…

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Know Your Guide: Amanda Bauman

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From Amanda’s first catch, to her most recent river trip, her fascination and knowledge for fly fishing has grown stronger over the past nine years. As a native Idahoan, she understands how unique the state is in its magnitude of outdoor offerings. The lifestyle offered here allows her to connect with the water year-round. When the rivers close for spawning,…

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Know Your Guide: Gene Steiner

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At the age of 10, Gene held his first rod and tied his first fly. He was inspired by his first big catch – the goldfish in his parent’s fishpond. Since then, his appreciation for the sport developed into a seasonal hobby that he loves to share with his son, family and friends. Growing up in northern California influenced his…

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Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

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Greg recalls the catch like it was yesterday. He tied his fly and released it into a body of water more shallow and narrow than Trail Creek in the Wood River Valley. The tug came quickly, and 9-year-old Greg grew overwhelmed with pride as he reeled in his first 20-pound Steelhead on the end of his Pencil Popper. Since that initial great…

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Know Your Guide: Sean Sullivan

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For Sean Sullivan, there is no “off season.” He will fish anytime, anywhere. His start in fly fishing began in 2011 and the following year he joined the team at Silver Creek Outfitters as a guide. Sean choose the rivers of Idaho to bring out his fly rod because he loves the solitude he receives from this fishing paradise. The…

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