Middle Fork Salmon River Fly Fishing in Idaho
Fly Fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Experienced…Seriously.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, located in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness, 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 professional Salmon River fly fishing 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 to August, and our Fall Fishing Season will often run from September into October. Salmon River Idaho Summer Fly Fishing trips are unforgettable – you will fish the largest variety of stimulating fly water in one float than anywhere else in the West. Fall Fly Fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon River involves some ideal fishing conditions. The temperature cools, the water gets lower and slower, and we have the whole Wilderness nearly to ourselves. 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
“The 6 days that I spent with you all was like nothing I have ever experienced. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is like no other place I have ever been. You and your crew made our time there so effortless and calm. I cannot thank you enough for that”Mark H.