Western Idaho's Unique Combo Outdoor Adventure Jeff Helfrich Chukar Bird Hunting and Fly Fishing
For real outdoorsman there is no other trip like it. Shotgun in one hand, fishing rod in the other. Idaho's Main Salmon River is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Our trip starts near Whitebird and winds 53 miles through the second deepest canon in North America to its confluence with the Snake and Hell's Canyon. We encounter serene stretches of calm water only to be interrupted by distant roar of large roller coaster waves. This was the home land of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians and is rich in history.
Fall hunting and fishing on the Main Salmon
is five days of fun and excitement. Steelhead, large Rainbow Trout and Chukars
make the sportsman's dreams come true. Two guests are accompanied by an
experienced guide in each comfortable driftboat. For those fly fishing both
Rainbow Trout and Smallmouth Bass lurk along the cliffs readily awaiting your
dry fly. Each of our guides are expert fishers and they will give advice on
patterns and where to put them.
Both Chukar and Hungarian Partridge inhabit
the ledges and grasslands of the beautiful Salmon River in good numbers. Due to
their fast flying nature they offer the extreme challenge in upland bird
hunting. Hunting by boat we float along quietly increasing our chances of
either hearing or spotting the birds before they can scatter.
deluxe camp is set up each night before the guests arrive. High quality tents
and camp gear along with clean toilets and hot showers are all supplied. Each
guide chips in with his cooking speciality to provide a fresh culinary delight
at every meal.
Each day our guests are given a choice of
what they specifically would like to do. One might wish to dry fly fish all day
or possibly to hike in search of Chukars. Is is best if the boats travel
separately during the day and rejoin at camp. Of course this makes for lots of
good fish stories. All our guides are excellent fly casting instructors for
those who've not mastered the art. We most certainly will give you plenty of
good advice. Most of all we realize this is your vacation and we'll do our best
to make sure everyone is comfortable and having a great time. We look forward
to meeting you and hope you'll join us on the river!
To reserve your date please call to check on
availability and we'll help with any other questions you may have.
Main Salmon River: transportation, car shuttle, directions to the river, food, clothing, accommodations and much more...
"The food is excellent, the company great. Meandering down the river is peaceful and catching fish such as this is a thrill! Oh, and my husband loved it too."
Idaho or Oregon Outdoor Adventure Vacation
Select your outdoor adventure vacation in Oregon or Idaho. If you want to fly fish your family/friends can ride in a whitewater raft on the same trip. SPACES ARE LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW FOR A VACATION YOU WILL NEVER FORGET...
Jeff Helfrich - Licensed - Insured - Bonded in Oregon &
Idaho Permittee USFS & - Member Oregon Outdoor Assoc.
McKenzie River Guide - Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assoc. - America Outdoors
Tightlines is an equal opportunity employer and offers deluxe excursions on a non-discriminatory basis. Tightlines maintains special use permits on the Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon, Rogue and McKenzie Rivers issued by either the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service or both. Middle Fork Salmon River operations are conducted through Challis Ranger District on the Challis, Boise, Salmon and Payette National Forests.