Certified Fly Casting Instructor
“I like winter, but days are short. I love summer! Our summer season collides with some of the best weather in the west. There’s not another place I rather be chasing daylight.”
Silver Creek’s Brown Drake Hatch should be considered
He thinks the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Best thing about fishing …It always takes you to a place that is candy for your eyes and food for your soul
Woodward Gardiner, aka “Skooter” was born in Sun Valley, and the day after college graduation a current like spring runoff brought him back. His proverbial river of life slowed down in a few spots long enough to include four years of North Carolina boarding school (thankfully the headmaster was a fly fisherman too) and time growing up between the ocean and hills of Ventura County, CA. One thing has been constant, he’s been in Sun Valley every summer since he was born, and he can’t remember when he didn’t have a fishing pole in his hand.
He met his wife, Nina, while guiding on the Middle Fork. Three children (13, 11, 3) compliment their busy and active lives. In the winter he works on the Sun Valley Ski Patrol and holds the Snow Safety Director’s position. His international travels have taken him to many destinations both freshwater and salt. Most memorable is always the most recent – but ask him about his recent fishing trip to Slovenia with Nina.
Let’s go fishing!
Fun Facts about Skooter
What folks say about fishing with Skooter
“Loved Skooter! Would have liked to catch bigger fish but could have been our lack of experience.”Anonymous
“Scooter is awesome. Very personable, friendly, and puts the client first.”Peter Neumann
“Skooter made every minute of the trip enjoyable and interesting. The Best guide!”James Burke
“Skooter was amazing!”Anonymous
“We have been fishing with Brett and Scooter in a long time and they know what we like. It is always an amazing experience with them and they’re wonderful guides and great friends. We look forward to seeing them every year.”Anonymous
“We fished 3 days with Brett and Scooter. My husband, children and I have fished many years with them both. We have fished many rivers and always have adventures fishing our favorite Idaho rivers with Brett and Scooter. Our expectation every time is big fish and lots of them! Also, many stories and laughter!”Anonymous
“The guides were particularly helpful with waders (selection, dressing) and helping us with wading, crossing streams, and up and down banks. We all have varying degrees of disability (knees, neck, balance) and Kent and Scooter made sure that we always had support. They worked hard to find the best fishing options for us.”Mary Jo Buckwalter