Middle Fork River Tours

"excellent cutthroat & rainbow trout fishing"

Fly Fishing Trips

Renowned Fishing

The Middle Fork is renowned for it’s West Slope Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout fishing. Please bring rods in a hard case to prevent breakage while in the rafts. You will need to pick up an Idaho fishing license online at the Idaho Fish and Game Website. The Stanley Fly Shop offers an excellent selection of flies and they put together a fly box made specifically for the Middle Fork. The Salmon River Fly Box in Salmon, Id also offers flies and gear. Fishing regulations are catch and release only with single barbless hooks.

Water Clarity

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is known for its crystal clear water allowing for exceptional dry fly fishing throughout the summer months.
The Middle Fork River is a highly protected river and offers the first ever catch and release river system in the country. This 100 mile stretch of river offers cutthroat, bull trout, and rainbow trout fisheries. Due to its wilderness setting, the Middle Fork sees very little outside pressure, creating a lot of opportunity for the fishing enthusiast.

Buy Your Fishing License

To fish in Idaho any person 14 years of age or older MUST purchase a fishing license.

Please follow this link to purchase your Idaho fishing license (resident & non-resident).

Traveling the Middle Fork Salmon River was a dream come true having occupied my bucket list for many years! Middle Fork River Tours made it all possible with a remarkable river crew – all were knowledgable, experienced and fun. Being a whitewater enthusiast and fly fisherman, I found this adventure to be all that I could hope. Especially exciting was the fly-in to Indian Creek launch site in a small plane. Even with lower water levels in August, there was plenty of challenging rapids as well as countless catches of absolutely beautiful, native cutthroat trout, ranging from 10″ – 17″ – dry fly fishing at its funnest!
Jim Kreipe – Tripadvisor (Click Here)

trip availabilities

We are excited to announce that we have a variety of openings for 2024, 2025 and 2026. Check out our available seats and book your trip! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the river 😎

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