Prepping For Adventure

Guests joining us on a September fly fishing trip can meet us in Salmon or Boise. For those meeting in Salmon, our pre-trip orientation is held the night before departure at 7:30 pm in the meeting room at the Stagecoach Inn. We meet guests to review plans for the next morning, answer questions, show you how to pack our waterproof bags, and introduce the group. The next morning we use an air charter service to get to the river the next morning. That flight is included in your trip fare.

Packing List


If you have any questions about transportation logistics, please give us a call. No matter how you get there, we are looking forward to meeting you in Salmon.


Drive to Salmon and leave your vehicle at the Stage Coach Inn parking lot during your river trip. At the end of the trip, we’ll provide transportation back to Salmon and you will arrive there around 3:00 pm. We suggest that you spend the night in Salmon after your trip.


For groups, renting a car and leaving it in Salmon is an economical alternative to using an air shuttle service. Even though the vehicle isn’t being utilized while you are on the river, it is still less expensive than an air charter. Car rental agencies with weekly rates include Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Avis, and National. Enterprise offers our guests special rates. Call or email us for details. A typical standard vehicle weekly rental is $200 plus fees. There are no car rental drop-off facilities in Salmon.

If you fly to Boise and want to use an air shuttle service to get to Salmon, we suggest using an Idaho based flying service. We recommend Gem Air or Sawtooth Flying Service. It is a 90-minute spectacular flight over Idaho’s backcountry.

At the end of the trip, we will have you at the Salmon airport around 3:45 pm on the day we get off the river for a flight back to Boise. You need to decide on your round-trip option when you book your flight from Boise to Salmon.

Air services have “seat” and “charter” pricing. Late reservations may be subject to charter rates if other passengers aren’t flying. There are strict bag weight limits of 35 lbs. per person. The Salmon to Boise is $220 one way or $390 round trip.


Below are staff recommendations for lodging, places to eat, and things to do if you have an extra day to spend in the area.



Odd Fellows’ Bakery* Breakfast & Lunch 1-208-756-1122
Stage Coach Inn Complimentary Breakfast 1-208-756-2919
Junk Yard Bistro Lunch and Dinner 1-208-756-2466
Shady Nook Dinner 1-208-756-4182
Bertram’s Brewery All Meals 1-208-756-3391
Last Chance Pizza Dinner 1-208-756-4559
Pork Peddler Lunch and Dinner 1-208-993-3096

*Odd Fellows’ Bakery is open from 7 AM until mid-afternoon daily. They serve the finest homemade meals and baked goods around.