Fly Fishing Middle Fork Salmon River

Your Middle Fork Rafting Trip

Reservations

Because of the popularity of Middle Fork trips and the limits imposed on the outfitters, EARLY RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST! Contact Grant Porter at Middle Fork Rapid Transit - (208) 371-1712 or via email at info@middleforkrapidtransit.com.

We will "tentatively" hold a reservation for 10 days following your notification to us requesting space on a particular launch date. Your booking will be guaranteed immediately upon receipt of your $600 per person deposit. Deposits can be placed with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or by check.

Final payment is due no less than 90 days prior to departure. Reservations made less than 90 days prior to departure require full payment. Group and charter reservations require final payment no less than 120 days prior to departure.

Please fill out our Assumption of Risk Agreement, sign and return a copy to us. Click here to download the form.

Meeting your group

Your adventure begins in the rustic Central Idaho town of Stanley. We recommend you arrive in time to make our 6:30 p.m. orientation, held on the eve of the trip at the Mountain Village Resort (1-800-843-5475). We have rooms blocked in our company name, but you will need to call and reserve your room. Please call and make your room reservations at least two weeks prior to your trip.

At 8 a.m. the first morning, we will board a bus for the trip to the Middle Fork launch site. On the final day of the trip, most of our guests stay in Stanley as we usually arrive back in town between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. Arrangements can be made to fly back to Boise, Sun Valley or McCall, ID from the Salmon, ID airport or you can arrange to have a car shuttled to the end of the river if you don’t plan to return to Stanley with us.

Directions

Take the scenic route through Idaho City.
Get there quicker with a drive though Garden Valley.

Campsites

All of our campsites are assigned to us by the Forest Service on the day of our launch. Each site is our home for the evening, one that we don't share with other parties, except in emergency. We practice low impact camping techniques to help limit our footprint on the Frank Church Wilderness, and campsites are kept remarkably clean and litter-free. Forest Service portable toilets are available in all river camps. Drinking water is available throughout the trip, and hand-washing systems are provided for meals and in camp. All fires are contained in a fire pan with the ashes carried out to the river's end to avoid fire scares.

Fishing on the Salmon River

The crystal clear waters of the Middle Fork offer spectacular spin and fly fishing for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. An Idaho fishing license may be purchased in Stanley before departing or online. Single barbless hooks and catch and release regulations apply on the Middle Fork. Waders are not necessary. Fall fishing trips are also available from Middle Fork Rapid Transit.

Contact and price information for purchasing your fishing license.

Cancellations

If a reservation is cancelled 90 days prior to launch, the deposit, less a $150 per person service charge, will be refunded (120 days for group and charter trips). Should you have to cancel your reservations within 90 days of the launch date, deposits and final payments are nonrefundable. You may replace your reservation with alternate guests, however.

Trip Insurance

Trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and highly recommended as the Middle Fork is located in the wilderness area and is prone to wildfires and slides. If your trip is cancelled as a result of a wildfire or slide your trip will not be refunded. Insurance can be purchased through your local travel agent.

Please fill out our Assumption of Risk Agreement, sign and return a copy to us. Click here to download the form.

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