Featured River Film
Video features two of the most popular trips with Helfrich River Outfitters. Drift boat fly fishing, whitewater rafting and deluxe camping on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in the Idaho wilderness and drift boat fly fishing for steelhead and riverside wilderness lodging on the wild and scenic Rogue River in Oregon.
Float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho with Helfrich River Outfitters. Choose between fly fishing for trout from the comfort of a drift boat, taking on the whitewater and relax in a raft or you can choose to the best of both and make your trip a combination, spending half of each day fishing and the other half rafting. Spend your days fishing or rafting and spend your nights in our deluxe riverside camps. Camps are complete with a large tent and two cots and air mattresses for each two people, hot showers, family style dining and more. Trips run June-September.
Fall is a beautiful time to to experience the Wild and Scenic Rogue River in southern Oregon. The gorgeous fall colors throughout the canyon make the for the perfect setting for four days of fly fishing for steelhead from the comfort of a drift boat. Evenings on this trip are spent in three different riverside lodges with private cabins or rooms with bathrooms for each two people. Trips run September & October
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September 7th, 2013, fourth generation Helfrich guide, Kelsey Helfrich married HRO guide and Idaho hunting outfitter Kidd Youren in a wonderful ceremony on the banks of the McKenzie River. The day started out with a wooden drift boat parade with the whole wedding party and the parents of the bride and groom. Leading the parade in classic "double-ender" drift boat, built by his father was Kelsey's Grandparents Dave and Terry. As the boats arrived at the wedding venue (Eagle Rock Lodge) and the wedding party made it down the isle, the guests enjoyed live music and patiently waited for the arrival of the bride and her parents Ken and Sherill. It was a beautiful ceremony concluding with a kiss and a round of rock, paper scissors between the bride and groom to determine who would get to row the boat as they left the ceremony. The rest of the night was filled with live music, dancing, delicious food, toasts, love, laughter and a party we will never forget.
Watch your guides, Kelsey Helfrich and Kidd Youren every monday night on their new reality TV show, Way Out West! The show features three outfitting families in Idaho and their crazy lives. Be prepared to laugh!