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About Us

The Bent Rod Outdoors

The Bent Rod Outdoors initially opened in 1995 as a small fly fishing shop. Over the years, we have grown and expanded in order to meet the needs of our diverse customer base. Today we offer fishing, hunting, trail running, hiking, and camping products, along with unprecedented expertise and customer service. Our outdoor and camping store and fly fishing shop is located in Challis, Idaho, which is considered the “Gateway to the Wilderness” to the Frank Church (the largest unbroken wilderness area in the lower 48 states) , the Boulder/White Cloud and Jerry Peak Wilderness Areas, and only 60 Miles away from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). With all of the public lands around there are endless outdoor opportunities from hunting, fishing, rafting, camping, hiking, trail running, and hundreds of miles of ATV trails.

Our Expert Staff

Greg & Cheri Webster are the lucky owners of The Bent Rod Outdoors. Greg has been tying flies for 40 years and is known to be picky how flies should be tied. Greg has spent many years fishing the waters of Idaho, as well as several years guiding in the Mackay and Challis area. When he is not working in the Challis, Idaho outdoor and camping store, he can be found running the local trails, bird-hunting, tying flies, and fishing the local waters.

Cheri started running 30 years ago and has developed a love for trail running since moving to Challis. She has logged countless miles on the roads and trails around the area, and her favorite runs are wooded trails to any of the mountain lakes. During her off-time, she can be found running and hiking the mountains with Greg and their 2 boys.

Dustin is our Assistant Manager, as well as an expert on firearms, hunting and bows. He spends all his spare time in the outdoors. His passion is fishing small streams and lakes, and is also an avid hunter with his long bow and rifle.

Gretchen rounds out our expert staff. She has lived in the area for over 25 years. During that time, she has hiked, fished, hunted and photographed most of the area. She is an avid angler and can direct you to anywhere you might want to go in our vast wilderness. You will see some of Gretchen’s beautiful photographs on our website and blogs.

As you can see, we not only sell outdoor gear, but we test it and use it as well. This allows us to offer only the best to you. Our Challis, Idaho outdoor and camping store and fly fishing shop is committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service, outstanding products, and competitive prices. We look forward to outfitting you for your next adventure!

Thanks for shopping with us!
Greg, Cheri, Dustin & Gretchen

Contact Us

The Bent Rod Outdoors
info@thebentrod.com
PO Box 756, 811 S. Hwy 93, Challis ID 83226
888-BENTROD toll free
208-879-2500 phone
208-879-2185 fax