Jeff Helfrich Fishing and Bird Hunting

Main Salmon River "Cast & Blast" Hunting and Fishing

Western Idaho's Unique Combo Outdoor Adventure
Jeff Helfrich Chukar Bird Hunting and Fly Fishing

For real outdoorsman there is no other trip like it. Shotgun in one hand, fishing rod in the other. Idaho's Main Salmon River is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Our trip starts near Whitebird and winds 53 miles through the second deepest canon in North America to its confluence with the Snake and Hell's Canyon. We encounter serene stretches of calm water only to be interrupted by distant roar of large roller coaster waves. This was the home land of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians and is rich in history.

Jeff Helfrich Fly Fishing and Bird Hunting Middle Fork Salmon River Idaho

Fall hunting and fishing on the Main Salmon is five days of fun and excitement. Steelhead, large Rainbow Trout and Chukars make the sportsman's dreams come true. Two guests are accompanied by an experienced guide in each comfortable driftboat. For those fly fishing both Rainbow Trout and Smallmouth Bass lurk along the cliffs readily awaiting your dry fly. Each of our guides are expert fishers and they will give advice on patterns and where to put them.

Both Chukar and Hungarian Partridge inhabit the ledges and grasslands of the beautiful Salmon River in good numbers. Due to their fast flying nature they offer the extreme challenge in upland bird hunting. Hunting by boat we float along quietly increasing our chances of either hearing or spotting the birds before they can scatter.


Jeff Helfrich Salmon River Middle Fork Delux Camping Trips

Our comfortable deluxe camp is set up each night before the guests arrive. High quality tents and camp gear along with clean toilets and hot showers are all supplied. Each guide chips in with his cooking speciality to provide a fresh culinary delight at every meal.

Each day our guests are given a choice of what they specifically would like to do. One might wish to dry fly fish all day or possibly to hike in search of Chukars. Is is best if the boats travel separately during the day and rejoin at camp. Of course this makes for lots of good fish stories. All our guides are excellent fly casting instructors for those who've not mastered the art. We most certainly will give you plenty of good advice. Most of all we realize this is your vacation and we'll do our best to make sure everyone is comfortable and having a great time. We look forward to meeting you and hope you'll join us on the river!

To reserve your date please call to check on availability and we'll help with any other questions you may have.

Trip logestics for a Middle Fork Salmon River Jeff Helfrich expedition


Main Salmon River: transportation, car shuttle, directions to the river, food, clothing, accommodations and much more...


"The food is excellent, the company great. Meandering down the river is peaceful and catching fish such as this is a thrill! Oh, and my husband loved it too."
Billy K.
Washington DC

Idaho or Oregon Outdoor Adventure Vacation

Select your outdoor adventure vacation in Oregon or Idaho. If you want to fly fish your family/friends can ride in a whitewater raft on the same trip.

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Jeff Helfrich - Licensed - Insured - Bonded in Oregon & Idaho
Permittee USFS & - Member Oregon Outdoor Assoc.
McKenzie River Guide - Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assoc. - America Outdoors

Tightlines is an equal opportunity employer and offers deluxe excursions on a non-discriminatory basis. Tightlines maintains special use permits on the
Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon, Rogue and McKenzie Rivers issued by either the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service or both.
Middle Fork Salmon River operations are conducted through Challis Ranger District on the Challis, Boise, Salmon and Payette National Forests.