How to Fish Silver Creek and what it takes to be a guide.
If anyone knows How to Fish Silver Creek, it’s Huber of Picabo Angler.
How to Fish Silver Creek you ask? The Outdoor Entrepreneur takes The Rec & Tech Podcast on the Road and interviews Fly Fishing Guide John Huber of Picabo Angler. The Brown Drake Hatch and How to FIsh Silver Creek are you kidding me, all in one episode?
John has been an Outdoor Entrepreneur most of his life. Join us on The Rec & Tech PodCast for a Brown Drake fest and a chance to get to know John Huber a little better. The conversation ebbs and flows. From how John’s store design and management inspired Christopher to model the Hagerman Valley Sports & Mercantile in Hagerman, Idaho like The Picabo, Angler Fly Shop. To how John’s college Major choices changed and influenced his career choices.
John and Christopher sit down on thee hallowed ground of the Double R Ranch right on the banks of Silver Creek. This hallowed ground is the same ground Ernest Hemingway, Bud and Nick Purdy, and countless other famous die hard fly fishers cut their teeth. It is a remarkable place. Some call it enchanting.
We not only talk about the plight of The Outdoor Entrepreneur, but John’s choices to become a Literature Major in college. How this led him to write fly fishing books and articles in trade magazines. It is a fascinating Journey so grab your favorite beverage and join us on The Rec & Tech Podcast.
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You gotta love Huber’s sense of Humor but this is definitely intertwined with the serious side too. The discussion makes it apparent that John has a genuine desire to help people. At times his passion for helping others enjoy their fishing or hunting experience can be felt through the screen.
Christopher Claunch, The Outdoor Entrepreneur has been bridging the gap between the outdoors industry and technology for years. Known as a successful health and nutrition coach and Technology mogul over the last decade, recent exposure to the fly fishing and archery hunting crowd has him coaching start up entrepreneurs in the industry. Plus it’s been said, God wants him to get paid to fish one day! The Kids are really just having some fun out on The Creek. John contends this is the way it should be.
On this episode of the podcast John Huber talks about his views on taking the plunge into working as a guide. Even struggles with the questions a bit. After pausing in mindful consideration. John then offers up advice. It is a tough subject to try and address as so many factors contribute to wether a person is well-suited to work where they play.
Picabo Angler has a remarkable guide staff truly one of the best Idaho has to offer. Experienced and seasoned guides who work together and know How to Fish Silver Creek. John discusses on the Rec & Tech Podcast how the Picabo Angler guides are well-versed instructors who intimately know their craft. Guests get the best of all different approaches. The guides both teach and put their guests in the best possible situations to successfully catch fish. Whether it’s eager beginners or an old crafty artist on the fly. Take it from Christopher. Anyone will benefit from a guided trip with Picabo Angler.
Nick Price grew up in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English/Creative Writing. He started his fly fishing career in Missoula, Montana in 1993 at the Grizzly Hackle and has been guiding full time in the Sun Valley area since 1997. Nick is one of the most sought after fly fishing guides in Sun Valley, Idaho and is often booked months in advance. Nick is also a photographer and his work has appeared in numerous publications including The FlyFish Journal, The Drake, Anglers Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Sun Valley Magazine, Northwest Fly Fishing, American Angler, Catch and others. To see his work, visit www.nickpricephotography.com He lives with his wife, two sons and English Setter in Hailey, Idaho. Nick is Picabo Angler’s head guide.
Chad Chorney is a fly fishing guide, fisheries biologist, and photographer living in Picabo, Idaho.. Chad has a passion for conservation, clean water, and rising, wild trout. When he’s not fly fishing or bird hunting, he is taking photos. Some of Chad’s photography has appeared in Fly Fisherman and Flyfishing & Tying Journal, and can be seen on his website at http://chorney.zenfolio.com/. Chad also runs a fly fishing and bird hunting blog:http://shotgunshellsandstinkywaders.com/.
Brent Matthews threw everything from worms to spinners until he was 11. Then one day his father came home from work with a fly rod. Brent never looked back. He was raised on the rivers in Utah, spent 10 years in Yellowstone and has been fishing central Idaho waters since 2009. Brent has tied flies for Picabo Angler. He has been known to do special orders as well. His dog Abe is his fishing Buddy and the fly rod is his favorite weapon.
One of the keys to Christopher’s body transformation has been regular daily consumption of Quest Nutrition MCT Powder Oil, 16 Ounce .
Andrew Thomas started fly fishing the spring creeks and tailwaters of Southwest Virginia when he was a youngster. Migration to Sun Valley in 2012 occurred straight away after graduating from Virginia Tech. He has been a guide for 6 years, the past 3 with Picabo Angler. Andrew is an FFF Certified Casting Instructor. He excels on all of our area waters and is as comfortable showing the secret holes and hatches of the professionals. All the while he is teaching your whole family to cast on the lawn. He has two yellow labs and if he’s not working with guests you can find all three of them steelheading or drifting a nearby river!
Brett Williams has been a guide in Idaho for 25 years and is the lead boatman for Picabo Angler. His boating experience is unmatched by any of the valley’s guides. Twenty plus years of rowing the Middle Fork of the Salmon has honed his skills and made him one of the premiere drift boat guides on the Main Salmon River. He has a passion for sharing Idaho’s rich history, and his unique skill set qualifies him to guide on all our area waters.
John Huber talks enough in the Podcast Episode so he doesn’t get anymore attention.
Picabo, Idaho Area Waters Include:
The Big Wood River
The Big Lost River
The Little Wood River
The Salmon River
Books and Magazines Mentioned on the Podcast:
Flyfishing Magazine – The Snow Trout in Bhutan – Not available in the Magazine Archives
The Fly-fishers Guide to Oregon – John Huber