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Brett Novik

Phone: (305) 923-3214
Email: brett@tideheadflyfishing.com

TIDEHEAD Fly Fishing Destinations
PO Bx 81, Irwin ID 83428


My love for the outdoors brought me to the Rocky Mountains from New York in the Spring of 1997. Having fished for Large Mouth Bass, Blue Gill and the occasional Rainbow Trout in the rivers and lakes in Upstate New York and against my parent’s wishes, I pursued my obsession to make a living in the great outdoors and applied for a job as a guide on the South Fork of the Snake River for the South Fork Lodge. As luck would have it, soon after I arrived in Idaho I met my wife, then Sue Talbot, and the two of us spent the next sixteen years guiding together on the South Fork and its surrounding waters. During my employment at the South Fork Lodge I became the Head Guide for eight years and then managed the outfitting for the Lodge. I hold a US Coast Guard Captain’s License and in the winter months you will find me guiding in the waters of Louisiana for monster Redfish and in the Florida Keys for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit under our charter business, OHC Fly Fishing Destinations.

Two years ago, Sue and I decide to further our careers and jump into the world of Destination travel. TIDEHEAD Fly Fishing Destinations was born. We believe that if we put forth the same effort and attention to customer service as guides into our destination travel business, the future will hold great promise for all of us.

My list of accomplishments range from appearances on In Search of Fly Water on ESPN, Adventure Guides on the Outdoor Channel, a feature in Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine and most importantly, having made a career out of being a fish bum! I am currently an ambassador for Clacka Craft Drift Boats, Scott Rods, Hatch Reels, Scientific Anglers, Simms and Costa Sunglasses..

Sue Novik

Phone: (208) 521-4987
Email: sue@tideheadflyfishing.com

TIDEHEAD Fly Fishing Destinations
PO Bx 81, Irwin ID 83428


Sue was born in eastern Idaho with a family that loved to camp and fish together. She began spending her summers whitewater rafting on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Her passion for the outdoors and boating has shaped her life and career as an all around guide.

In 1995 Sue started guiding whitewater trips for “Wapiti River Guides” where she ran a dory for their multi-day whitewater trips on the Salmon River, Hells Canyon, Owyhee, and the Grand Rhonde.

In I998 Sue focused her attention on fishing and began guiding for “Drifters of the South Fork” on the Snake River in Swan Valley. She joined the South Fork Outfitters guide staff in 2000 through 2012, where she was recognized as one of the top, and most requested, guides. Sue enjoys guiding in the Jackson Hole One Fly where she posted big fish in the 2004 and won “Idaho Top Guide” honors in 2006 racking up 2,122. In 2014, Sue was awarded the “Carmichael / Cohen Memorial Guide Award recognizing her achievements within the fly fishing industry.

Sue is a certified Coast Guard Captain and spends her winters guiding fishing trips in Key West, Florida and Louisiana with her husband Brett. Sue and Brett enjoy hosting destination trips abroad where they can share their saltwater expertise with other anglers. In 2007 Brett and Sue were featured on Adventure Guides VERSES/OLN, which was filmed on the flats of Key West, Florida.