Sun Valley Single Fly

Fri, Jul 29th, 3:00pm - 1:30pm

3:00pm - 1:30pm

July 2022

Ketchum Town Square, Forest Service Park, & Big Wood River

Idaho Base Camp

The Sun Valley Single Fly (Single Fly) is a unique fly fishing competition where the rules are simple. Anglers (or their team) pick a single fly to fish with for a two-hour window. Once your fly is gone – you’re done. Scoring is based on the number of fish caught with bonus points for length. Single Fly anglers will fish the Big Wood River, one of Idaho’s famous Blue Ribbon Trout Streams. The Wood, as locals affectionately know it, runs from North to South throughout the entire Wood River Valley and is a dream for beginners and experts alike.

The most intriguing part of the event is its singular fly rule. For anglers selecting their single fly could make or break their day on the river. The Fly Crawl is a route of local outfitters, guides, and shops that will offer refreshments and local expertise on what the fish are biting on.

On July 29th, after Registration and the Fly Crawl, participants are invited to join veteran anglers and tune up their knot-tying skills in Town Square at the Nosh and Knots table. Fishing on the Big Wood River begins on Saturday, July 30th, in the morning. In the afternoon, the event wraps up with a relaxed lunch, the conclusions of the silent auction and raffle, and Awards Ceremony. Awards and bragging rights to be bestowed to the first place winners in the following categories, known as Flights; Solo Flights: Sun Valley Open (open to all anglers), Senior Flight (anglers over 60), Juniors (anglers 18 and under), Duo Flights: Adult/Child (one adult and one child), Duo Open Flight ( Any two anglers over 18), Team Flights: Team Open any four anglers), Corporate Flight (business-sponsored team with four anglers), Family Open (any four anglers with one under 19 or over 60 years old). For registration and more information visit

Proceeds from the Sun Valley Single Fly benefit approximately 450 students who participate in The Sahm 5th Grade Outdoor Adventure Program, a free three-day and two-night outdoor adventure education for 5th graders enrolled in public schools in Blaine, Custer, Lemhi Butte, and Ada counties.

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