The Idaho Angler opened its doors in June, 1993, in downtown Boise. The shop was founded by four friends, all long time, avid fly fishers. The shop was born out of our experience in fly fishing the western U.S., Alaska and various saltwater destinations. We had observed some great shops around the country, and surveying the Boise/Southwest Idaho scene, we formed a vision for a great fly shop here in the Treasure Valley. That shop would provide great customer service and fishing information, offer classes on a continuing basis to all levels of fly fishers (and especially fly fishers-to-be), offer a full and extensive array of great products, and offer a pleasant, open and friendly-to-all store environment.
Since opening the shop in 1993, we have continued to strive to achieve our vision. In 1997, ardent fly fishers Rick and Shauna Williams bought the interest of John Croner in the shop. Rick has a PhD in fish genetics, is a published author on fish conservation and salmon recovery, and is an FFI certified Master Instructor.
In 1999, we built a beautiful new store on Vista Avenue, a gateway boulevard to Boise, which provided more room, an outdoor casting area, and easier customer access. In 2016, we completed a substantial expansion and remodel of the store and support facilities. The shop focus continues to be on customer service, expanding classes and clinics, and providing the best possible current fishing information.