Trip Activities

Fly Fishing

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is renowned for its healthy, all-wild West Slope Cutthroat Trout population. Cool, crystal clear waters and a dynamic riverbed provide continuous trout habitat along the 100 miles of river. Our expert guides and fly fishing specific Stream Tech boats are ready to set you up for success. So, whether you’re an avid angler or just a beginner, we recommend trying your luck fly fishing during your rafting trip.

We offer gear packages and custom fly boxes too. If you’re bringing your own gear, for dry flies we recommend black ants, elk hair caddis, Royal Wulff, orange stimulators, and a wide variety of hoppers. On hot August afternoons, the cutthroat trout love those hoppers!

If you’re nymph fishing, we recommend mayfly, stonefly, and caddis imitations. All fishing is single, barbless catch and release. But don’t worry; we’ll make you dinner.

We recommend a three or four piece 4-weight rod.

Family Time

Spending your days braving whitewater and your evenings playing games, fishing, or telling stories around the campfire will bring your family closer than ever. It’s amazing how quickly the lack of electronics and everyday distractions begin to relax the whole family and create new and fun conversations. A river trip truly offers a unique opportunity to bring families together.
Whether you are fishing for trout with your children, stargazing with your spouse, or watching wildlife as a family, your sense of adventure and serenity will grow throughout the trip.

While parents are enjoying a good book or a nice hike after an exciting day on the river, children will enjoy time to explore, swim, or play games under the fun and careful supervision of our guides.

Boundary suggests that children be at least 8 years old during high water and 6 years old at low water. We also recommend they have experience with swimming and being outdoors.

Hikes & Hot Springs

For the active soul there is never a shortage of things to do along the river. When not paddling, fishing, or swimming, there is an endless wilderness to explore. The river trail provides a nice walking or running avenue from camp most evenings, and there is often a mountain ascent available straight from camp.

Natural hot springs also populate the Middle Fork Salmon corridor and we usually have opportunity on a trip to stop and soak.

Pictographs and History

Pictographs (rock art) from the Native American Sheepeater Tribe still line the canyon walls. You’ll have opportunity to try your hand at interpreting the stories they left behind. Stories and legends abound in this canyon. From Sheepeater times to early homesteaders and miners, there are relics of the past that leave their indelible imprint on the history of this special place.

Yoga, Live Music and Campfire Entertainment

On private charter trips you will have the option of adding specialty components like a Yoga instructor, Musician, or Massage Therapist. Nothing beats starting your day with a limbering yoga routine at sunrise, and polishing off your day with a relaxing massage session.

Each trip is uniquely crafted to the interests of the group.

Call us to find out how we can make your trip extra special.