Salmon River Fly Fishing

The 12th most popular fly fishing river in Idaho.

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Near Stanley, the Salmon River is known for excellent fly fishing. The Salmon River starts south of Stanley and winds through the valley heading north-northeast. There are easy roadside fly fishing access points for the Salmon River from the main highways, though many fly fishing on the Salmon River prefer float boats, especially further downstream in the canyon.

Overall, Salmon River is the 12th most popular fly fishing river of all 17 fly fishing spots in Idaho.

Salmon River Near Stanley (ID/US)

Salmon River Near Stanley (ID/US)

Salmon River Near Stanley (ID/US)

Salmon River Near Stanley (ID/US)


Local Contact(s):  Sawtooth National Forest (208) 774-3681; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Headwaters Fly Fishing Guides (208) 774-7238; Salmon River Anglers (866) 774-0435.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To Idaho" from Ken Retallic

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Salmon River Campground; Sawtooth Hotel, Stanley

Luxury Loding:  Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch (208) 774-3544

Breakfast Restaurant:  Stanley Baking Company, Stanley

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  44.248472, -114.869926

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  9/15/2018

ID:  22243


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