Apr 7th, 2016
For many people, muli-day float trips are the best downriver fly fishing experience. Staying on the river can truly maximize your fishing time. Anglers that like to fish hard can get up early in camp or stay at river’s edge until dark targeting the evening bite. With an outfitted trip there is a crew of people taking care of the camp and meals so that leaves you free to fish every waking hour, if so desired.
Aside from the fishing program, multi-day floats allow you the opportunity to truly disconnect from the outside world and enjoy the outdoors on “river time.” If you want to fish hard, you can, but the real advantage of staying on the river is that you don’t have to. There’s always time to fish more later in the day. Outfitted float trips also give you the advantage of additional creature comforts. Most of us will agree that dinners taste a little better when they’re cooked in dutch ovens and eaten riverside. Having camp staff set up tents, cots, chairs and tables opens up the camping experience for guests that would otherwise not have the chance to visit wilderness areas. Plus, we all have the feeling that the fishing can be a little better at places you have to float into.
The following list represents our very favorite multi-day float trips. The options range from single overnighters to weeklong expeditions. What they all have in common is organized, professional outfitters and truly unique outdoor experience. Give us an email or call at 800-552-2729 to help you find the right float trip for you.
Montana’s Overnight Float Trips – After fly fishing with Tom Jenni and his crew of seasoned Montana guides for several years, we are continually amazed by how many exceptionally productive blue ribbon floats there are to choose from.
Smith River, Montana – One of the most sought-after float trips in the country, it’s a chance for you to leave the rigors of civilization behind and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer.
Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho – The most prolific and unspoiled westslope cutthroat trout fishery in the world, the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River offers the classic Western multi-day wilderness float trip for friends and family keen on white water and willing fish.
Main Salmon River, Idaho – One of the world’s premier wilderness rivers with big whitewater, incredible beach camping and small stream dry fly fishing.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, Colorado – This wilderness area features spectacular scenery, sightings of varied wildlife, and most importantly excellent fly-fishing for rainbow and brown trout.
South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho – A great 1 night/2 day option for guests wanting an introduction to riverside camping.
Deschutes River, Oregon – The Deschutes is a desert oasis rife with wild rainbows, hearty steelhead, whitewater and stunning scenery.
Grande Ronde River, Oregon -The ultimate spey fishing boot camp for anglers keen on improving their skills. Now a year-round operation with a great smallmouth bass option!
Rogue River, Oregon – One of the original Wild & Scenic Rivers, this is a truly unique wilderness lodge trip.
John Day River, Oregon – For families and private parties keen on fly fishing success, these multi-day rafting trips provide a high level of adventure and creature comforts.