Silver Creek is the crown jewel of the Sun Valley area. It rises up from the ground as dozens of smaller feeder spring creeks in the open farm and ranch-land of the lower Wood River Valley to form the main body of water located in the Nature Conservancy property. Silver Creek is a classic Limestone Spring creek, slow moving, meandering gin-clear water and abundant insect hatches make this stream one of the more challenging streams in the country. Long leaders and fine tippets with a perfect presentation of small dry flies are the norm here. I have always been amazed at how everything fits together on Silver Creek for the fly fisher. It is the ultimate challenge and will always humble any angler. Although Silver Creek is a challenge to all who fish it's waters, it is not impossible to catch fish. If you take the time to observe the fish and their feeding patterns and take note of the insect hatches of the day and present the fly in the most natural manner possible, you will be rewarded with some of the most magnificent wild trout you will ever see in a spring creek. I highly recommend that the first time angler on Silver Creek hire a local guide. You will receive a vast amount of knowledge that will go a long way in enhancing your success on Silver Creek. There are many hatches throughout the year on Silver Creek and you should check with Silver Creek Outfitters before you set out for the day to see what is hatching and what the conditions are like and you will need to get information on public access areas. Another source of information on Silver Creek is found at SaveSilverCreek.org.