Our visit to Silver Creek Outfitters and Sun Valley, Idaho

Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by in Men's Fashion, Travel

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in Ketchum/Sun Valley visiting our good friend and customer Terry Ring, who owns Silver Creek Outfitters in downtown Ketchum.

Silver Creek was started in the early 60s as a small fly-fishing shop that specialized in guided trips. Terry bought the store in 1979 and in 1994 he built a beautiful log building right on Main Street. It’s one of the nicest and most unique stores that carries our brand.

They still rule the roost in Ketchum when it comes to guided fly-fishing trips.  When we were in the store during our visit, a group of Wounded Warriors and their wives were meeting at the store to be taken on such a trip. It was a touching thing to see.

The store features the best fly-fishing gear you can find, along with great casual luxury sportswear for men and women. They’re one of our very best customers and carry a large selection of our Scott Barber apparel.

Downstairs you’ll find their high-end gun room, featuring everything from very nice new guns to rare collectible guns. I bought a new Beretta 12 gauge over and under while I was there. It turns out that Beretta made some slight changes to this gun and Terry bought the last 250 of the outgoing model. If you want a hot deal on a very nice shotgun, take a peek at this. Terry is the only outfitter who has this particular gun for sale in the country. I’ve only broken a few clay pigeons (fewer than I had hoped to) with mine, but I love it.

Silver Creek is a great reflection of the personality of the Ketchum/Sun Valley area, which is beautiful and quite exclusive, and very low-key and relaxed.  You won’t find a Ritz Carlton or Gucci store there, and I get the impression that the residents like it that way.

We stayed at the Sun Valley Lodge, which was built in the late 1930s. There are pictures of Gary Cooper shooting skeet with Ernest Hemingway along with other movie stars and presidents who spent time there. It’s a classic old place and, since it was off-season, it wasn’t expensive. I’m sure that changes during ski season.

If you make the trip, have breakfast at The Kneadery, a rustic local favorite with a moose head on the wall. There are a lot of nice restaurants, but don’t miss the Pioneer Saloon, the iconic watering hole/steak house just a couple blocks up the street from Terry’s store.

Stop in and say hello to the nice people at Silver Creek. They took great care of us and I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.

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One Response to “Our visit to Silver Creek Outfitters and Sun Valley, Idaho”

  1. Theresa

    13. Dec, 2011

    Great write up. You really have made me want to visit here!