September Fly-Fishing on the Middle Fork
By mid-August, summer temperatures in Idaho have started to decline and the Middle Fork begins to cool. With that change comes the best fishing of the season. Our late season fly-fishing trips are limited to twelve guests and provide an opportunity to fish and experience the Middle Fork at its most spectacular. Peak summer use has abated, fall colors paint the riverbanks and canyon, and abundant native cutthroat trout are actively feeding in anticipation of winter.
September Fly-Fishing Trips
Annually, we set aside our September 2 Fly-Fishing trip for individual bookings. We can accommodate up to 12 guests on that trip. Late September trips (excluding September 2) are set-aside for groups of 8 – 12 looking to arrange a private trip exclusively for their friends or club.
Booking a 2018 Fly-Fishing Trip
Our September 2 launch date is authorized annually by our Forest Service permit. That trip date remains the same year-to-year. Annually on October 1, we request additional September fishing dates for the following season. For 2018, those trip dates are September 10 and 19.
Late Season Fly-Fishing Trip Logistics
Guests joining our September 2 trip can meet us in Salmon or Stanley. We meet the night before departure and use an air charter service to get to the river the next morning. That flight is included in your trip fare. Charter groups can arrange for their entire group to meet us in Boise, Ketchum, Salmon or Stanley. Group flying to the river from Boise or Ketchum are subject to a supplemental air-charter fee of $125 per person.
We arrive at a landing strip adjacent to the river around 9:30 am. After a brief orientation, we set off downstream. Our boats will consist of one raft for every two fishermen and a large supply boat that will travel ahead of our group and set up camp each day.
On the last day of the trip, we arrive at take-out around noon and then return to Salmon and Stanley by bus or van. Guests are responsible for post-trip arrangements from either of those towns.