Intro Fly Fishing Trip

Salmon River Angler’s Inro trip teaches the art of fly fishing while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery from our specialized fishing boats.  This trip is ideal for guests seeking a fly fishing foundation.  Great for beginners, or anglers looking to refine their skills.  The trip begins with a dry-land casting clinic before we explore the Sawtooth Valley section of the Salmon River from a fishing boat.    Our Intro trip includes boat, guide/instructor, rod, flies and additional tackle.



Trip Details

Join Salmon River Anglers and explore the trout-inhabited waters of the Salmon River. The headwaters of the Salmon is a freestone river with gin clear water.  The Upper section is a wide, shallow piece of water divided by deep runs, ripples and cut banks.  While the Upper Salmon is fully accessible by wading, anglers have much more success and accessibility from a float boat. 

Meeting Times – 9 AM or 2PM. Custom trip times availiable.

Location – Stanley Fly Shop, 166 Niece Ave, Stanley, Idaho 

Season – Mid June thru August 28th

Duration – 2-4 Hours

Activity Level – Mild

Age Requirements – all ages & abilities

Includes – All Necessary River Equipment, Rod, Local Flies and additional tackle.

What to Bring – Please dress in non-cotton clothing and bring a jacket, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, river sandals or secure footwear.

Cancellation Policy – 50% Deposit required to reserve your trip. This deposit is fully refundable up to 48 hours before your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Join Salmon River Anglers and learn the art of fly fishing. Jared, SRA owner & outdoor educator, has designed this trip to mimic the instruction & progression of his Beginner Fly Fishing course taught at the University of Utah. This trip is perfect for beginners offering basic casting technique, equipment knowledge and water reading skills. Your SRA guide is a patient teacher with a wealth of local knowledge.

The River

This classic freestone river offers a variety of nymph and dry fly opportunities. The gin-clear, slow moving water of the upper section from town to Mormon Bend boat ramp offers the ideal classroom to learn basic skills.

Best Time of Year

The fishing starts to pick up on the Salmon following spring runoff. Around mid July we see a spike in the number of fish caught per day and that number continues to grow throughout summer. Anglers can expect to catch cut-bow hybrid trout ranging from 8-12 inches.

Why fish from a boat?

Simply put, fly fishing from a boat is easier. No longer is the perfect cast required. Due to the nature of fishing from a boat it is much easier to create a realistic fly presentation, even for beginners. SRA guides are down-to-earth anglers with an abundance of local knowledge, patience and great technical teaching skills.