Fly Fishing in Idaho

The Middle Fork remains one of the greatest fly fishing strongholds of the West Slope Cutthroat. Since the 1973 catch-and-release, single barbless hook policy native trout populations have thrived to unrefined abundance on this world famous watershed. 

The Cutthroat of the Middle Fork are very surface oriented; we regularly fish dry flies only for 6 days! The cool, crystalline waters of the Middle fork often allow you to follow the action from the moment a trout first stirs for your fly until they aggressively take and dive. 

The hundred-mile stretch of fishable water known as the Middle Fork of the Salmon River currently holds one of the healthiest all-wild (non-stocked/native) trout populations in the west. The average caught is 10"-13" inches, with some trophies up to 17" or larger.

 You will catch fish on the Middle Fork.  Our dedicated guides are excited to share the diverse seams, pools, runs, and micro-eddies with the world's most experienced fishermen; likewise, they helped countless beginners cast and catch their first trout.

Our summer fishing season is from July - August, and our Fall-September season will often go into October as well.

We offer drift boats or custom fishing rafts during our summer season, and Fishing Rafts only during our smaller September trips.

We are the only Orvis Endorsed Expedition on the Salmon River, and are proud of our dedicated effort to provide the most comfortable and professional wilderness fly fishing in Idaho.

"The better the seam, the better the fish" -Shane Moser, Guide

Contact Details

Solitude River Trips
PO Box 6614
Ketchum, ID 83340
Orvis endorsed fly-fishing expedition

"Every time I see Solitude River Trips in my newsfeed I am reminded of a trip unsurpassed in its majestic and imposing scenery, it's knowledgable guides so willing to impart knowledge to ambitious fisherman, the relentless sense of peace and contemplation." - Phil M, London

Summer Fly Fishing

Summer Fly Fishing

Drift Boats or custom fishing rafts from July - August on the world's greatest all-native cutthroat trout fly fishery.

Fall Fly Fishing

Fall Fly Fishing

Our September trips are small and personable. This is a special time to be on the river as the water cools and we have the wilderness all to ourselves.

Fishing Gear

Fishing Gear

All fishing gear included. We use new and top-of-the-line Orvis rods, reels, and line.

Our Fishing Boats

Our Fishing Boats

We use both Mackenzie style drift boats and custom fly fishing rafts.