Certified Fly Casting Instructor

Always Learning

“If you guide in Sun Valley, you must be a teacher first. I think it is important to impart new information to an angler on every trip. No matter his or her experience level, there is always something new to learn.”

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,

you must first invent the universe.

From an early age, it was evident that Todd had acquired the fishing gene inherited by most true trout bums. His earliest memories with his family are off backpacking into Sierra trout streams, deep sea fishing for Salmon off the California Coast, and traveling the Western U.S. on epic summer road trips. Later on, he picked up a camera turning his passion for the outdoors into a career as a professional nature photographer with 18 magazine covers and hundreds of published images to his credit. Todd then became a fly fishing guide and ski school instructor rounding out his seasons.

Todd now spends time with his young son Quinn, who was on skis before his second birthday. He too is living the Sun Valley lifestyle! Todd is also a pro guide for Orvis and a gear tester for Korkers.

Guiding Style

“As a guide in Sun Valley, you must be a teacher first. Learning the craft of fly fishing is always an ongoing process. No matter the experience level, there is always something new to learn. ”

Fun Facts about Todd

  • Todd came to Ketchum because a friend from grade school opened the local bar, Lefty’s. Not surprisingly, it remains his favorite watering hole.
  • He considers June’s Brown Drake hatch on Silver Creek the official start of summer.
  • When he is not on the river, Todd manages the career of popular musician Ethan Tucker.
  • Hiking makes him happy. “I like to hike every trail, ridgeline, and peak in the region. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the country and I try to take full advantage of that.”
  • Todd was born on the campus of Stanford University.
What folks say about fishing with Todd

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about my trip. Todd was very knowledgable, we were on fish right away and I had a blast.

Daren Nix

He worked with us to design a trip that accomplished what we wanted. He spent time making sure we all caught a fish and extended the trip a little bit because our daughter had not had the good fortune to catch one. He was invested in having that happen. Highlight? Catching a fish of course!

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