Fly Fishing

Selway River Rafting

Heading down Goat Creek (IV) at the start of the trip. Photo: USFS / Flickr The Selway River is a very technical 4-day river that is not for the amateur boater. It is fast paced and can be downright treacherous at high water. But for the adventurous, the scenery is stunning, the fishing is even […]

Rafting the Smith River in Montana

USFS putting in some cold early-season hours on the Smith River. Photo: FSNR / Flickr The run on the Smith River is a mellow 4-day float through a beautiful, remote canyon in western Montana. It runs through the edge of the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where the highlight is the wildlife viewing and fly fishing. […]

Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting

Rafts running Pistol Creek (IV). Photo: Zachary Collier @ NWRC The Middle Fork of the Salmon is a breathtaking 7-8 day trip through Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Unlike desert rivers, the water here is clear and the fishing is world class. There are also a myriad of hot springs along the river […]

B.C. on the Fly

I glanced down at my notebook as I perused the only store resembling a fly shop in Hope, British Columbia. Assuming it would be simple to find a local outfitter next to one of B.C.’s premier fisheries, I had saved my shopping for across the border. Copper Coachmen. Doc Spratley. Alexandra. Muddler. Royal Coachmen. Seems […]