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Fly Fishing

Fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon through the heart of Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness is truly a world-class experience. Expert fly fishers consider the Middle Fork of the Salmon to be one of the best Wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout fisheries in the world. Designated a "catch and release" river more than 40 years ago has protected this clear stream and its wild cutthroat population. There has never been a hatchery or nonnative fish introduced into this "Blue Ribbon" fishery. The wild nature of the cutthroat in this river is rare and found in only a few places in the world. The abundant cutthroat population insures success for even novice fishermen. Combine your fishing trip with some of Idaho's best upland game bird hunting! Wing shooting the quick and sporting Chukkar, while fishing between hunts, is the best sporting combination you will ever experience. We begin our "Cast and Blast" excursions upon the opening of upland game bird season, generally mid September and have scheduled launches through the end of October. On all sportsman adventures we have a two to one guest to guide ratio, with separate gear and kitchen boat. Start hunting and fishing early and go as late as you want each day. When you get to camp, your tent will be waiting along with all other camping amenities, insuring a comfortable rest before the next days sporting adventure!

FLY FISHING JOURNEY

Day 1

Day 1 - A Mackay professional fly fishing guide selects the day's best flies. Stimulators, Chernobal Ants?

Day 2

Day 2 - the Upper Canyon of the Middle Fork offers a chance at some beautiful Cutthroats and big smiles.

Day 3

Day 3 - break out the shotguns, it's Chukar hunting. The grassy slopes of the Middle Fork offer great Upland Game bird hunting.

Day 4

Day 4 - Mackay's sporting guides are great chefs! Each enjoys providing incredible meals in an incredible environment.

Day 5

Day 5 - Day 5 - there is absolutely no better place to learn...

Day 6

Day 6 - one more beauty before departing...

Rate & Date
Information

  • 6 DAY & 5 NIGHT CUTTHROAT TROUT FISHING TRIP
    people

    $2700.00 PER PERSON*

  • 6 DAY 5 NIGHT UPLAND GAME BIRD CUTTHROAT TROUT FISHING TRIP
    people

    $3100.00 PER PERSON*

  • 4 DAY 3 NIGHT UPLAND GAME BIRD CUTTHROAT TROUT FISHING TRIP
    people

    $2400.00 PER PERSON*

*$4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee is added to all trip pricing

A Typical Day
ANNUAL TRIP DATES:

July

  • 8th
  • 16th
  • 24th

August

  • 1st
  • 9th
  • 17th
  • 25th

        September

        • 2nd

        May, early June and later September dates by request.

        TRANSPORTATION: All Middle Fork Expedition pricing includes pre trip ground transportation from Stanley to Boundary Creek, post trip ground transportation from the confluence of the Middle Fork and Main Salmon back to Stanley. NOT included in the Middle Fork trip price are air transportation, vehicle shuttles, or any motel rooms before or after your river trip. Air transportation and Boise lodging packages are available as follows:

        BOISE PRE TRIP LODGING AND ROUND TRIP FLIGHT PACKAGE:
        $550 / PERSON

        The package includes one night lodging in Boise, a detailed orientation meeting the night before the start of your trip and ROUND TRIP flights from Boise to the river at the beginning of your trip and from Salmon back to Boise at the end of your trip. This package also includes all ground transportation between the Boise Airport and your prearranged lodging in Boise.

        ONE WAY FLIGHT FROM STANLEY TO INDIAN CREEK – IF WATER CONDITIONS DICTATE AN INDIAN CREEK LAUNCH. END: $155 / PERSON

        GUESTS CAN HAVE THEIR PERSONAL VEHICLES SHUTTLED FROM STANLEY, IDAHO TO SALMON, IDAHO INSTEAD OF RIDING OUR BUS BACK TO STANLEY FOR $125.00 / VEHICLE, PLUS FUEL.

        At the pre trip orientation in Boise or Stanley a Mackay representative will meet you and give you your Mackay Wilderness River Trips duffel and dry bag along with personalized instruction on how to pack for your expedition. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions about our Middle Fork of the Salmon or Main Salmon river trips. Mackay Wilderness River Trips, Inc. is operated under special use permit with the Salmon-Challis National Forest.”Mackay Wilderness River Trips, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.”

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