Duration: 5 Day, 4 Night Fall Dry Fly Fishing Trips
Destination: Middle Fork Salmon River Canyon Section (last 50 miles of Middle Fork) Through the Impassible Canyon
Boat options: Specialized Fishing Rafts
Fishing rafts must be booked as double occupancy.
– Amazing time of year to experience the Middle Fork!
– 4-day, 3-night legendary wilderness float
– Unsurpassed dry fly fishing for westslope cutthroat and rainbow trout
– Enjoy a more solitary experience with fewer people on the water.
– Vibrant fall foliage and breathtaking views make this an unforgettable experience.
– Deluxe camps complete with large tents, cots, hot showers and family style dining.
Let Helfrich River Outfitters guide you on a World Class Fly Fishing Adventure!
Experience the majestic beauty and great fishing of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River while also enjoying the solidarity of these later season trips.
One of the well kept secrets of the Middle Fork is the wonderful fly fishing the river offers in late August and September! Come enjoy the some of the best dry fly fishing the Middle Fork offers and it’s during a quieter time on the river. September is known for the beautiful fall colors and few river floaters. As summer turns to fall in the Idaho wilderness, water temperatures start to drop and the fish get more active. We are so excited to begin offering these new trips next summer!
Just as early July is known as the best time to fish the Middle Fork, September is very comparable. The water is beginning to cool down and the fish get more active. Come enjoy the world class dry fly fishing of the Middle Fork while surrounded by beautiful fall colors. September is also loved my many as the best time of year on the river because of the lack of visitors to the river this time of year.
These trips are five-day fly fishing trips with the option for the September 21st trip being a “Cast & Blast”, trout fishing and chuckar hunting trip.
Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc. is operated under special use permit with the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.is an equal opportunity provider.
Duel entree dinners and a wide variety of side dishes provide great options at each meal. If there is any room left in ones stomach after the evening’s premier event, a delightful dessert is sure to follow.
Riverside lunches of freshly made salads, fresh fruits and rich sandwich spreads are prepared each day on a shaded river bank. Lunch stops are a great time to relax in a lounge chair in the shade, go for a swim, lay out for a sun tan, read a good book or explore the surrounding area.
Beyond the Banks
The Middle Fork river canyon offers an abundance of activities and sightseeing opportunities for guests of all ages.
This Trip is All About You! Make Sure You Get to Experience it All!
Hot SpringsThe Middle Fork is known for it’s natural hot springs. These hot springs are places where hot water naturally bubbles up from the earth and provides warm pools abundant in minerals. From natural rock pools and hot waterfalls to a handmade wooden tub, each of the five best hot springs along the river is unique and offers a great chance to relax and soak in the hot mineral water. Be sure to experience some or all of these warm relaxing springs during your river trip.
HikingEach day our guests have the chance to experience wonderful activities both on and off the river. Guests who would like to be more physically active will love the abundant hiking opportunities on trails both along the river and away from the river to visit unique sites. Hikes along the river will take you to stunning waterfalls, natural hot springs, native american historical sights and old homesteads.
Many of our guests choose to hike out of camp after breakfast each morning. These morning hikes are the perfect time to get out and experience the river canyon with it’s gorgeous views of the river. While your guides pack up camp and finish dishes, you can hike down river on the established Middle Fork River Trail to a chosen location and your guide will float down and pick you up. Many morning hikes will take you to hot springs, historical sights, pictographs or just a nice hike in the canyon. Mornings are the best time to hike before the sun hits the water and air temperatures get too warm on the sunny slopes. The length of your hikes is up to you. Some guests prefer to only hike a mile or so while other guests choose to hike much more.
We also have short hiking opportunities available throughout the day where we can visit natural and historical sights such as stunning water falls, hot springs, tributary fishing, side canyons, native american camps, pictographs, old mines, caves and lots more. There is also an opportunity to visit an open working ranch called the Flying B. The Flying B offers a fun stop where you can sit and relax in the shade and shop at their little store for things like souvenirs, ice cream or even a cold beer. We try hard to accommodate each guests interests and are happy to make your trip everything you want it to be.
Well before people began visiting the Middle Fork for recreation, it was home to the Sheepeater Indian tribe and later minors and homesteaders. The Middle Fork of the Salmon no longer has people living along it’s banks however there are still many native american camps and homestead sights still noticeable. During your trip we would love to share these historical sights with you and tell the fun stories that go along with them.