This 3 day backcountry fly-in is unforgettable and the fishing is non-stop!


Experience this 3-day backcountry fly-in on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church-River Of No Return Wilderness of Idaho. Fly in, and jump on a boat that will be all set up with a fly fishing frame and your own personal guide. After 3 amazing days on the river you step off and fly back to Boise, Idaho. Very easy, and very memorable!

2023 Season: $1,560 / person + Cost of Flights To/From River (Approx. $500)

2024 Season: $1,560 / person + Cost of Flights To/From River (Approx. $500)

  • 3 days of guided fishing
  • Professional guides with years of experience
  • Dutch-oven backcountry cooking
Comfortable tent accommodations on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Sleep comfortably next to the river each night in tents provided and set up by the guides. Each night of this backcountry fly-in will feature a different camping area while you float down the river. Just lay down your sleeping pad and bag and you’ll be ready for a great night’s sleep!

The Middle Fork features all of the common species indigenous to Idaho, like Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and more!

Experience a 3-day backcountry fly-in to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Mid Season (Late June – July) is prime for fishing. The water is calm, but not warm. The guides on this adventure know all the best fishing holes and flies to use!

Late Season (End of July – August) is great for the possibility to fly-in and have the river to yourself. There are less people towards the end of the season, and the water is calm and warm for drifting and swimming.

Fly to Boise, Idaho and take a small plane to Stanley or choose to rent a car and take the scenic drive. From there, you’ll spend a night in the small, rustic community for the evening.

Take a shuttle to the airport the next day and then take a backcountry flight into the wilderness where you’ll meet your guides and begin fishing.

After 3 days of fishing, you’ll be taken to your fly-out plane and be taken back to Stanley.

  • Personal Gear & toiletries
  • Warm and waterproof layers
  • 3wt or 5wt rod and reel
  • Assorted flies
    • Muddler Minnow (8, 10, 12)
    • Renegade (10, 12)
    • Tarantula
    • Royal Wulff (10, 12, 14)
    • Stimulators in Orange, Yellow, Green (8, 10)
    • Dave’s Hopper (8, 10)
    • Joe’s Hopper (8, 10)
    • Parachute Hopper (8, 10)
  • Extra line (minimum 4lb)
  • Leaders (minimum 4lb 5X)
  • Fishing license (which can be purchased in Stanley)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Hard case for your rod and reel (we recommend the kind that allows your reel to stay attached)

A comprehensive Gear List will be provided upon booking.


“Communication from the office before the trip was solid. The backcountry flight in was filled with amazing scenery. The Outfitter met us at the airfield right on time. Guides we nice, fun and professional. Food was awesome. Scenery was epic! Stars were phenomenal, having no phones for 3.5 days was incredible! Boats were set up well for fly fishing, fishing on the middle fork was just OK as the water was pretty muddy from a mudslide two weeks before. Side creeks were clear and fishing was better.

Also because we started further down the river it didn’t seem like we had that much time on the water. Guides were great about stopping to soak in hot springs and check out ancient petroglyphs, as well as helping us with fly selection and roughly were to put it. We would totally do it again! I am mostly a novice fly fisherman and this trip really improved my entire fishing game, from fly selection, to casting and fly placement. The boats were set up with had bottoms and stands, so that you could stand up easily and safely and cast with ease. Fishing from a raft totally spoiled me.”

D’Arcy Bellamy


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