MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER
FLY FISHING TRIPS
The Middle Fork of the Salmon is a celebrated “blue ribbon” trout stream that is home to a hearty population of Westslope Cutthroat Trout. Although 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 the difference between our summer and fall fly fishing trips. For questions about gear, flies, and other useful information visit our Middle Fork Salmon River Fly Fishing Guide.
FALL FISHING TRIPS
Towards the latter part of the summer rafting season, temperatures typically cool and fishing gets even better than earlier in the season. Our September 2, 12 and 21 trip dates are exclusively for fly fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Trip size is limited to 12 participants. Parties of 8 – 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 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.
*Our September fly fishing specific trips are limited to 12 guests. Two fishermen and a guide per boat. The mid-September trip is available for groups of 8 – 12 and the exact date will be confirmed on October 1, 2018. We can request additional September trips to accommodate fly-fishing groups of 8 – 12. Call us for details.
SUMMER FISHING TRIPS
While we have fly fishing specific fall trips, all summer trips also provide the opportunity to fish the iconic Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The boats we use on all our trips provide opportunities to fish. Typically on a full trip our fleet we will include 3 or 4 oar-rigs that work well for angling. Guests can fish from our oar-boats, near camp or at lunch stops. If you don’t have your own gear and want to try your hand at fly fishing, let us know and we will outfit you with everything you need except an Idaho fishing license. Our guides will teach you the basics and have you catching (and releasing) trout after a few practice sessions. If you are bringing your own gear, download our packing list below.
MIDDLE FORK SALMON RIVER FISHING 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.