Wilderness Fly Fishing

Wilderness Cutthroat Fly Fishing

Walk and Wade Fly Fishing for Cutthroat

This trip features great Cutthroat fly fishing using a Jet Boat not only to the lodge but to get you to the tributaries of the Main Salmon River.  We will hike up these small streams looking for glassy pools where native Idaho Cutthroat await.  This is the perfect place to try your favorite 3 to 5 weight fly rods in the creeks as well as trying your luck with a 5 or 6 weight on the big waters of the South Fork only a mile from the lodge at Mackay Bar. See amazing natural wonders while fishing the River of No Return Wilderness with our experienced guides helping you explore miles of virtually untouched water.  You will have a chance at an occasional Rainbow and Bull Trout while targeting Cutthroat. After a hearty breakfast the guide will have you loaded up on the jet boat for a exhilarating trip to one of the tributaries.  Temperatures can be very warm in the afternoons when getting back to the boat most anglers enjoy a quick dip or a relaxing stop on one of the beaches for a cool drink.  Hiking up these streams are very productive for those not afraid of a bit of hiking and wading, while the fish are not huge the fish are plentiful and the scenery spectacular.

What To Expect

You will be picked up at 2:00pm and transported to the lodge the 1st day this will give you a chance to relax and get ready for the full day of fishing the next day or take a few hours and fish around the lodge. After a hearty breakfast at the lodge you will be transported by jet boat to one of the tributaries of the Main Salmon River. These small streams are full of trout just waiting for your fly to hit the surface. After a full day of Walk and Wade Fly Fishing we will bring you back to drinks on the deck a hot shower and great food at the lodge. Those still wanting more can take a hike from the lodge and catch a few more as the sun sets in the canyon. The last day you can choose to see some historical sites on the way out or spend a few more hours chasing fish. You are back to the end of the road at 1:00pm.


Jet Boat Fishing Packages

Full Day Salmon River Trip
1 Day Jet Boat Fishing Trip
Rate ... $250.00 per person (5 person Min.)
Full Day Snake River Trip
1 Day Jet Boat Trip in Hells Canyon Fall Kings and Steelhead
Rate ... $250.00 per person (5 person Min.)

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Why Choose Us

We fish some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country. Mountain River Outfitters is permitted for more river miles in Idaho than any other fishing outfitter. If the conditions are not great on one section we can get you to the fish on another. We operate both jet boats, rafts and drift boats to make sure you get the best experience possible and to allow us to get places no one else goes.

Hells Canyon is awesome in every way, the best year around fishing in Idaho. The Snake River offers consistent water temperatures to give it the highesty fish per mile river section anywhere. Choose from warm water Bass, prehistoric Sturgeon or ocean run King Salmon. We use Rafts and Jet Boats to get you through the challenging whitewater on 1 to 6 day adventures.

The River of No Return is the largest un damed rivers in the lower 48 and has hundreds of miles of natural spawning of wild Steelhead. The Salmon River has breathtaking scenery and is teeming with wildlife as most of it flows through Idaho’s Wilderness. The Salmon River boasts some of the best wild and hatchery runs of Steelhead in the nation along with great Trout, Bass and Salmon.

The drift boats at MRO are clean, comfortable and are equiped with heaters for fall and winter fishing. Our jet boats are well maintained and are designed specifically for the Idaho rivers we run and the fish we catch. Our fly fishing rafts are perfect for those multi day summer fishing adventures.

You will not be disappointed with the rods and reels and all the terminal tackle we provide. We take clients with all experience levels although some equipment may fail if not used correctly. Our guides work tirelessly on keeping our quality fishing tackle in good working condition and replace it regularly.

No matter if your on a 1 day trip or a 3 day 2 night in Hells Canyon or enjoying the good life at one of the Lodges.  Our menu is a combination of the highest quality ingredients prepared as if at a high end restaurant.


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