The Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness essentially consists of three immense drainages: The Main Salmon River, The Middle Fork of the Salmon (largest tributary of the Salmon River), and Big Creek (largest tributary of the Middle Fork). Each of these dominating watersheds has countless tributaries and feeder creeks.
As we float the Middle Fork we gain spectacular views from the bottom of the canyon, but the headwaters of the tributaries remain hidden from sight. When we get an opportunity to hike just a small distance up from the bottom of the river canyon, we get a perspective of how vast and massive these trout fisheries really are.
Fly fishing in Idaho is a great excuse to learn about yourself, your friends, strangers, and new places. Countless trails, scrambles, swims, and tight lines are just waiting out there…and all in the name of fly fishing! The Cutthroat 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.
Middle Fork fly fishing trips are truly unforgettable and unique. Each tributary has its own distinct vibe which is defined by the particular section of Idaho Batholith that it has whittled over last 6 million years. Each section has its own human history as well.
Contact us at Solitude River Trips
We would love to take you out on a Middle Fork fly fishing or rafting expedition. Contact us to learn more about both our fly fishing and Salmon River whitewater rafting trips and how we can get you on the water.