Guy Robins | Fly Fishing Guide | Sun Valley Idaho | Silver Creek Outfitters

Fly Fishing Guide

Rides elephants too.

“There is nothing as beautiful and pure as watching a fish slurp your dry fly. However, the vole hatch at Silver Creek is pretty fun.”

Sorry I didn’t answer my phone today

I was on the line. 

Sun Valley and the East End of London, where Guy Robins is from, have little in common, but how Guy spent much of his childhood, out of the city, fostered in him  a love of fishing that has been a constant thread throughout this life. Guy was educated at a boarding school in the Scottish highlands where he, from the age of nine, learned to fly fish for brown trout on the banks of the Spey River. He said, “After tying up some Greenwells Glories, I would sneak out of school and fish the Fiddich River from which the water is drawn to produce the famous Glen Fiddich whiskey.” As a small boy, Guy remembers packing up his fishing stuff with a jar of maggots and heading out to his favorite pond. “I would sit on the bank all day watching a float and catching warm water species like carp, perch, tench, and roach.” When friends invited him to ski in Sun Valley, the area immediately resonated with him. He fell in love with the mountains, river, and community, and has been here ever since. In his free time Guy’s favorite adventure buddies are his wife and two young children. Together they enjoy skiing, biking, rock climbing, and hiking.

Guiding Style

Flexible.“While catching fish is a part of a guide’s job, it is also about the full experience of being out on a river in the wilderness and having as much fun as possible, about creating a unique and memorable experience. I really like to pass on knowledge about the sport, so that my guests can improve their own personal skills and use them on their next unguided fishing trip.”

Fun Facts about Guy

  • Guy loves American football, more than soccer, but admits to not knowing all the rules.
  • He has ridden elephants in Asia looking for Bengal tigers.
  • An unconventional Brit, he prefers coffee to tea.
  • An avid adventurer, Guy has scaled El Capitan in Yosemite nine times.
  • Guy has been a career guide for more than 40 years, as well as an outfitter in the Himalaya.
  • Beers, margaritas, flank steak tacos with all the homemade fixings, followed by a night under the stars at a riverside camp is Guy’s perfect end to a day of catching big fish.
  • He enjoys all hatches “as there is nothing as beautiful and pure as watching a fish slurp your dry fly. However, the vole hatch at Silver Creek is pretty fun.”
What folks say about fishing with Guy

Liked Guy a lot.

Teresa Bonfiglio

Guy is an amazing instructor to us beginners. Very knowledgeable, very patient. He took the time to teach us the techniques required to catch fish, AND WE DID! He also taught us about life cycles of the various insects that make up the hatch to help us understand the science of fly fishing. A very interesting day and wonderful experience. We are booking another trip right now.

Michael Riley

Guy was terrific. Exactly what wanted and needed from a guide. Thanks for matching us with Guy.

Mike McGarry

Guy is a fantastic teacher and works really hard to have a successful trip!

Tom C

Absolutely perfect experience! Guy had some good tips and explained them well. He was flexible and was able to adjust the float to meet my needs.
Spencer Smith - Guy is exceptional. Very knowledgeable on entomology as well as hydrology. Extremely friendly as well!

Larry Mace

They [Sean and Guy] were both highly knowledgeable and just great guys. As we say in Minnesota, "They're good People!" I found what I was looking for at my skill level, I learned quite a bit about fly fishing and that's what I was looking for.

Rick Flynn

Taite has guided me several times a year for 5 years now. When I recently hosted a week in Ketchum for my 16 year olds son’s three best friends and their dads, he assembled an awesome group of guides for us [Pat, Ewald, Carl, Guy, and Kent]. Our group consisted of first timers and more experienced anglers; the SCO guides made sure each person got the instruction and attention they needed to have a great time on the water. Despite the tough fishing conditions due to the drought, Taite and team put together several days of productive, enjoyable fishing on the varied fisheries around Ketchum. The SCO guides always go above and beyond to make sure the guests fishing experience is positive, productive and memorable. I very much appreciate their expertise, flexibility and attention to detail.

Jeff Murphy

The three guides [Thatcher, Pat, and Guy] really knew what to do. Excellent expertise. There were six of us including my three sons-in-law, my son and my oldest grandson (age 14). We have different levels of experience but we all loved the trip. Great fishing and a great learning experience for all of us!

John Wilson

Guy Robbins, absolutely delightful and incredibly informative. Oh My goodness, Guy was just amazing, kind, helpful, thoughtful, lots of fun, great great teacher, truly this was my husband's greatest birthday gift ever. This opened a new door of fun for him as he retires in the next two years. It was just a great experience in the most beautiful place in the world to fly fish. It was really wonderful!

James and Betty Lightner

Guy was fantastic! Very patient and kind. He has a great personality and made the trip the highlight of our honeymoon.

Landon Ruud

Guy was fantastic!! He was very knowledgeable and a great teacher!! He got my husband on a lot of fish and was great at explaining everything to him.

Paige Roddey

Guy was knowledgeable and very helpful. He kept me steady in faster water that I couldn’t have handled on my own and that is what got us fish. A memorable green drake experience.

Richard Barker

My sons had an incredible trip with Guy. The fishing was great, but Guy was even better. He was great with them, and the three of them thoroughly enjoyed their time together. We heard Guy’s stories all the way through dinner it was awesome. He is a great guy that you guys are lucky to have. Thanks for a perfect day fishing and a guide that will never be forgotten.

Michael Ray

Guy, worked very hard. He is a great guide. He had to deal with two beginners with the conditions being very tough on the Big Wood River. Our float on Silver Creek was a blast. Fishing was tough but An incredible location.

John Harmon

Guy was an outstanding guide. He took the time to demonstrate and explain the fly fishing technique and he was nearby at all times to help. He went the extra step and took us to an additional spot and taught us how to dry fly fish. We highly recommend Guy!

Don and Andrea

Fishing was pretty tough going, but the guides were great.

Robert Schmidt

Guy was great. It was my first time fly fishing, and he was able to get me up to speed and on a fish. He made it a truly an enjoyable trip.

Daniel Abdallah