Idaho Fly Fishing Information

World Class Idaho Fly Fishing – Salmon, Steelhead, Trout & Bass

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Salmon & Kootenai Rivers; Hell’s Canyon, Oxbow, and Brownlee Reservoirs

Drift Boat Fly Fishing

Salmon River is synonymous for large steelhead trout, (4-20+ lbs.), and scrappy smallmouth bass up to 5 lbs. Bring your 7& 8 weight rods with disc drag reels as these fish have power to run deep and hard. Large flies either weighted or dry is the order for the day. 91/2′ to 10’+ rods aid in proper presentations or large river conditions. We fish over 110 miles of the Salmon River at both Riggins and Salmon. We have the versatility and flexibility to fish the ‘hot’ areas to increase your chances for success. Consider 6-7 weight rods still in the 91/2′ to 10’+ to contend with long cast and possible windy conditions for the upper Salmon River at Salmon Our drift boats get you to where the fish lie and our guides educate you on the local fly fishing methods that produce strikes. Of course, it is your task to hook and land the fish, but we can coach and teach you the best way to accomplish that. Beginners and experts are welcome. Accommodations are available at our Lodge near Riggins or can be arranged in the town of Riggins or Salmon or look at our Idaho Fly fishing Packages on the Salmon River at Riggins or the Salmon River at Salmon.

Fly Fishing Idaho in the riverKootenai River – a large river that caters to big trout. 5,6, & 7 weight rods in the 91/2- 10’+ lengths are the preferred choice to fly fish this large river. Newer trophy restrictions implemented by the Idaho Fish & Game Dept. will produce for the future a very quality fishery for the Catch & Release angler. After two years, we have seen a fantastic increase in quality & quantity of trophy Rainbows. Accommodations at Bonners Ferry can be arranged or look at our Idaho Fly fishing Package on the Kootenai.


valentines drift boating riverHell’s Canyon, Oxbow, and Brownlee Reservoirs – a series of reservoirs on the Snake River above and including Hell’s Canyon. Excellent fly fishing for Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, or Crappie. When the bite is on, this is pure excitement with quality fly fishing in a warm and wonderful setting. Oxbow, a trophy restricted reservoir, offers World Class Smallmouth fly fishing. Great top water action in low light conditions and fantastic deep wet fly action during more light sensitive conditions. Trophy smallmouth are perhaps the best pound for pound freshwater sport fish around. The rainbow trout is the only rival for this species. They can be caught at Brownlee reservoir along with Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Crappie & Carp. The fantastic thing about this fishery is the availability of so many species and the diversity it offers the fly fishing angler. We fish from power boats and kick boats depending on the conditions. This is a great spring, summer, and fall fishery with truly outstanding camping facilities. Accommodations can be arranged in surrounding communities. However, this is a great place to bring your trailer, motor home, or tent.

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TLRO drift boat gets you to the fish

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