Fly Fishing

In the heart of Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, pristine mountain lakes and streams await you; a fly-fishing paradise. The Middle Fork has been catch and release since the 1970’s and the river maintains an extremely healthy population of native fish. West slope cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) are in abundance and grow up to 16 inches. Fishing is done with barbless hooks.

Fly-fishing on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is legendary. It consistently ranks as one of America’s premier blue-ribbon fisheries. Whether you are a novice or a veteran fly-fisherman, you will find great fishing here.

Fish near the Lodge, on banks of the river, or at one of the many nearby mountain lakes.

Fishing licenses are required and can be obtained through the Lodge. Please contact us for details.

Private Fly-Fishing Trips

Middle Fork Lodge also offers exclusive guided fly-fishing trips. These trips are based from the comfort of the Lodge. Our guides will lead you on horseback to the best fly-fishing areas and can tailor the perfect trip for any individuals or groups. Our guides will lead you on an unforgettable trip. Please contact us to customized your trip and pricing.



I must tell you that our adventure to the Middle Fork Lodge was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation I've take in years!

Doug Weisman Franconia, NH