Store Hours | Ponderay, Idaho
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Hours & Closures
Holiday Closures

New Years Day
4th of July
Christmas Day

Special Hours

Memorial Day - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Labor Day - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
New Years Eve - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

477181 N Hwy 95, Ponderay, ID 83852

Nestled tightly between Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Ski resort, are the towns of Sandpoint and Ponderay.

Lake Pend Oreille has depths over 1,200 feet deep and covers roughly 148 square miles. This lake is host to the Idaho state record rainbow trout, not genetically engineered, at 37 lbs. Lake Pend Oreille is host to thriving numbers game fish including; Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Kokanee. Lake Pend Oreille has several tributaries that offer good fishing, including the very end of the Clark Fork River before it dumps into the lake.

Sandpoint is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiasts who love to hunt, fish, ski, mountain bike, climb, hike, etc. Just north of town is our second fly shop which opened in May of 2011. Located in Ponderay, a small sub town of Sandpoint, it carries all the necessary gear for the local area. Our shop specializes in our local fisheries, which tend to be less technical than our other locations. We carry a variety of flies that a big, bushy, and perfectly suited for our local waters. Our Ponderay fly shop offers free fly tying classes every Saturday during fall, winter, and spring. It also offers Fly Fishing 101 every Saturday during the summer months. In addition to these classes we offer free on the water Spey Casting Classes upon demand.

Some of our more well-known local fisheries are; The Kootenai River, The Coeur d’Alene River, The St. Joe River, The Clark Fork River, and Lake Pend Oreille. There are several smaller tributaries, some of which put out some very large fish. Like any lake/river system, as it is in Sandpoint, most of our fisheries are nurseries. Fish move in seasonally to the rivers and creeks depending on water flows, food, temperature and time of year. This tends to make timing very tricky if planning a trip targeting some species in the local creeks. There is always something to do so be prepared to be flexible if you come fish our area.

Fly Shop Manager, Jordan Palm

Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, as a child, Jordan and his family would spend as many weekends as possible fishing and camping. These trips were all over Idaho and Montana. On one of those trips, to a North Idaho alpine lake, Jordan saw some fly fishermen catching brook trout and cutthroat trout. He immediately knew he wanted to give fly fishing a try. Shortly after that visit, he headed to the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River where he hooked and landed his first fish on a fly rod. Ever since then, he’s been hooked by fly fishing. Now, he spends most of his time fishing the waters of North Idaho, Western Montana, and Eastern Washington as well as tying as many flies as possible. 

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