The Middle Fork of the Salmon is a celebrated “blue ribbon” trout stream that is home to a hearty population of Westslope Cutthroat Trout. Fly-fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is excellent throughout the season. Conditions are best once high water has subsided. Below you can read about our September fly fishing trips. For questions about gear, flies, and other useful information visit our Middle Fork Salmon River Fly Fishing Guide



Towards the latter part of the summer rafting season, temperatures typically cool and fishing gets even better than earlier in the season. Our September dates are exclusively for fly fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. The trip size is limited to 12 participants. Parties of 10 – 12 may charter a fishing date. These small party fishing trips book well in advance so early reservations are essential.

Guests joining us for fishing trips will meet us in Salmon. 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. Charter groups flying to the river from a location other than Salmon are subject to a supplemental air-charter fee.

We arrive at a landing strip adjacent to the river around 9:30 am. After a brief orientation, we set off downstream. Our fly fishing boats are comfortable, spacious, and light. They’re 14ft in length and can accommodate two fishermen and a guide per boat. The fishing frame has a comfortable seat in front and a swivel seat in the back, and each fisherman has plenty of storage space in their compartment to store gear. On the last day of the trip, we arrive at take-out around noon and then return to Salmon by bus or van. Guests are responsible for post-trip arrangements from Salmon.


Launch Date Days Trip Fare
September 2, 2024 6 $4500
Mid-September 6 $4500
Our September fly-fishing trips are limited to 12 guests consisting of two fishermen and a guide per-boat.

“A good rule of thumb for selecting flies is to remember that summer gives you big and bright days that are longer and hotter. Fish tend to like flies similar to the seasons. I choose big colorful flies with white and bright legs, spring green bodies, vibrant oranges, and reds.” Hannah Fast, Idaho River Journeys Guide

If you are bringing your own gear, make sure you check out our packing list and fishing guide. You’ll see our recommended gear and flies, as well as current river flows.