Fly Fishing Trips
From Mid July thru Mid October, the Middle Fork of the Salmon hosts some the worlds best dry fly fishing for native Cutthroat Trout. When the conditions are good, which they generally are, an experienced angler can easily land over 100 fish a day averaging 12 to 15 inches. And for beginners, there is truly no better place to learn how to fly fish than the Middle Fork, as the fishing pressure is almost non existent and the trout are very willing and eager to take a fly. Combined with experienced and expert instruction from one of our fishing guides, a beginner fisherman can easily catch fish during the learning process. This attribute is extremely unique to wilderness rivers, where the masses of fisherman simply cannot access these incredible waters.
Our fishing specific trips are generally run in the second half of August thru early October. We like to try and keep these trips to a maximum of 16 to 18 people, and they can be chartered as a private group trip with a minimum of 14 guests.
Our smaller fishing specific rafts and frames are set up to comfortably carry a maximum of two guests and a guide per boat, with one fisherman in the front and one in the back. While the gear boats go ahead and set up camp, the highly maneuverable fishing boats spend the day fly fishing all of the best water that the Middle Fork has to offer.
Alternatively, a private fishing boat can be requested on any of our standard rafting trips at a cost of $2850 per person for a two person fishing boat, or an additional $1400 if you want a fishing raft all to yourself.
MFWO fishing guides are fully prepared with the hottest flies at any given time, but if you need any extra fishing gear, we highly recommend these local favorite fly shops…
Pocatello – Snake River Fly
Challis – The Bent Rod Outdoors
Salmon – Salmon River Fly Box