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Idaho Back Country Fly Fishing

The Important Highlights

Species

Cutthroats, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead

Season

Year around - varies by species

Lodge Type

Very Basic, Tent

Lodge Capacity

6 and up depending on lodging

Quick Facts
Idaho Back Country Fly Fishing

Price Range$2825 and up

LocationKamiah, ID

Equipment OptionsFly fishing or spin fishing

Equipment ProvidedYes

Trip Length3-7 nights

Cell ServiceYes

Internet ServiceNo

Other Activities AvailableYes

How long has outfitter been in business?Since 1985

Nearest AirportSpokane or Lewiston, ID or private nearby

Airport Drive Time1 1/4 hours

Airport Transfer AvailableYes

Overview of Idaho Back Country Fly Fishing

Where adventure meets amazing back country fly fishing in Idaho. Disappear and unplug in our comfortable back country fly fishing camp where native cutthroat trout will challenge your fly fishing skills.

Your first night of the trip will be at the luxury lodge set on a 5,000 acre ranch checking.  You and your guide will check your gear that evening to prepare for the next morning pack in to camp.  Once you and your guide feel confident that you have all that you need to be comfortable in their remote camps, you will be off on horses with your gear on mules.  The pack-in is a scenic 5 mile trek to your comfortable back country fly fishing camp.

As your travel to your camp take in the sights of this diverse and dramatic back country  landscape which unlike any other you have seen.

These native cutthroat are pursued from our pristine back country camp, Osprey Creek. The fishing is all wet-wade and fish numbers are high.

Every detail of your trip will be arranged for you from the moment your flight arrives until your trip draws to a close. We pride ourselves on offering inclusive adventures, always upfront on pricing, so that only good surprises await you from start to finish.

We are fortunate to offer trips for the cutthroat trout. It is in fact Idaho’s state fish!

Fishing

Back Country Fly Fishing – Cutthroat Trout Fishing Experience: July 5 – Aug 15

An Orvis Endorsed fishing destination, the rustic accommodations, is home to some of the best fishing water.  The fishing guides have years of wisdom on the water utilizing both fly-fishing and spin-tackle equipment as your tools. The team will cater to your skill level and give you an experience that will make you realize fishing is not just a hobby; it’s a passion!

The scenery of Osprey Creek country is a delight all its own. After a short horseback ride into our deluxe backcountry campsite, you’ll cast your fly into native Westslope Cutthroat and Rainbow trout in one of the most productive streams in the West.

Osprey Camp is outfitted with large wall tents with wood floors, running water at all tents, hot showers, comfortable sleeping, and quality cuisine. Past guests rave about the upscale accommodations in such a beautiful setting.

Osprey Creek, twenty-seven miles of unspoiled catch-and-release fishing water, is a favorite for the avid fly-fisherman. Guides are skillful instructors who will have you catching fish shortly after your arrival to camp. The beauty of Osprey Creek is truly something that has to be experienced firsthand.

You will find that not only is the fishing superb in Osprey Creek, so is the dining!  Our lodge chef travel back into camp to prepare gourmet dutch oven meals along with many fire barbeque favorites.  There are limited trips throughout the months of July and August, so reserve your spot early!

Steelhead fishing is conducted from October through Early March. Depending on the time of your fishing excursion; they have spin tackle, traditional fly rod and spey rod equipment to hook onto that big one.  Drift boats and Jet boats have allowed them to reach more fishable river water and enhanced opportunity. They have made sure that regardless of what mother nature dishes out, they will give you the best opportunites to hook into that world renowned Clearwater River Steelhead.  With fish weighing over 20lbs, you will find this to be a rewarding sport to land such an aggressive and large fish. River fishing does not get any better than this!

lodge is home to some of the best fishing water in North America; paired with rustic elegant lodging. The fishing guides have years of wisdom on the water utilizing both fly-fishing and spin-tackle equipment as your tools. The team will cater to your skill level and give you an experience that will make you realize fishing is not just a hobby; it’s a passion!

Or other Lodge based fishing:

Steelhead (Rainbow trout that goes to the ocean) Aug 15 – April 15

They offer Steelhead and Salmon fishing adventures from our Orvis Endorsed fishing lodge from October 1st through March 15th. Fishing the Clearwater River located only 10 minutes from the lodge, a nationally recognized fishery, and we have access to over seventy miles of this pristine water.

A typical day starts out with a hearty breakfast at the lodge followed by just a short drive to one of many boat launches. Once on the water, guides will drift or power you into the best fishing holes the Clearwater River has to offer. Once a fish is hooked, the adrenalin starts pumping!

Salmon – Chinook  May 1 – July 15

They offer spring Salmon fishing adventures from the Orvis Endorsed fishing lodge during the months of May and June. Fishing is at its best during the morning hours, so this trip is very popular to do in conjunction with a bear or turkey hunt from our lodge. For a diversified sporting trip, enjoy fishing in the morning and afternoon hunting for black bear.

Salmon can range from 15-30 lbs with varied bag limits depending on the predicted fish run. These amazing fish travel over 500 river miles to spawn and are a delicacy to put on the dinner table!

At your option, the culinary experts will take your catch and prepare it for you at dinner.

Steelhead – October – March

Steelhead fishing is conducted from drift boats from October through the end of March. Season dates vary depending on IDF&G regulations. Depending on the time of your fishing

excursion; they have spin tackle, traditional fly rod and spey rod equipment to hook onto that big one. They have made sure that regardless of what mother nature dishes out, they will give you the best opportunities to hook into that world renowned Clearwater River Steelhead. With fish weighing over 20lbs, you will find this to be a rewarding sport to land such an aggressive and large fish. River fishing does not get any better than this!

Smallmouth Bass –  July 1 – October

Smallmouth Bass is another fun option during the summer from August to September. The Clearwater River offers some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in Idaho. Guides target the bass by fishing from drift boats with either spinning equipment or pulling poppers on the surface with a fly rod.

The Dworshak Resevoir sits behind the 3rd highest dam in the United States, and is where the Idaho state record small mouth bass was caught, weighing in at 9.7 lbs. Enjoy the comfort of our jet sled as you visit different sections of the lake in search of trophy size small mouth bass.

Lodging

Back Country fly fishing experience

Osprey Camp is outfitted with large wall tents with wood floors, running water at all tents, hot showers, comfortable sleeping, and quality cuisine. Past guests rave about the upscale accommodations in such a beautiful setting.

Osprey Creek, twenty-seven miles of unspoiled catch-and-release fishing water, is a favorite for the avid fly-fisherman. Guides are skillful instructors who will have you catching fish shortly after your arrival to camp. The beauty of Osprey Creek is truly something that has to be experienced firsthand.

You will find that not only is the fishing superb in Osprey Creek, so is the dining! Our lodge chef travel back into camp to prepare gourmet Dutch oven meals along with many fire barbeque favorites. There are limited trips throughout the months of July and August, so reserve your spot early!

Main Lodge:

Central to any outdoor adventure at this Ranch is the 14,000 sq. ft. lodge. The lodge boasts 14 rooms with the capacity to sleep 24. You will enjoy rustic luxury at its finest including a spacious private room each with private bath, TV, and telephone. Wireless internet is available throughout the lodge, as well as a desktop computer located in the entertainment room.

Enjoy top shelf liquor in the comfortable lounge equipped with full-size pool table and big screen TV. For those of you who enjoy a little competition among your hunting party, they offer a laser shot shooting game on a large projection screen.

After dinner, take a dip in the soothing Jacuzzi or relax in the sauna. Guests at this Ranch will enjoy very good meals and good conversation in the dining room. Local and fine wines are featured at dinner; guests are welcome to bring their favorite spirits with them. As always, the kitchen is pleased to arrange meals for those with special requirements.

The executive chef has a unique flare for wild game.

Should you choose back country adventures, your accommodations will be very comfortable outfitter camps with great back country cooking.

 

Length of Stay / Itinerary

Most anglers enjoy a 3 – 7 night adventure!

Travel Details & Location

How to get there: LEWISTON, ID

Most guests fly commercially into Lewiston, ID where the lodge provides a free shuttle service for the 1:15 minute drive to the lodge. Spokane, WA is another option and there is a $500 fee for the lodge shuttle service to this airport which is a 4 hour drive.

Runway access for private planes:

The Idaho County Airport in Grangeville, ID is only 30 minutes from the lodge and the shuttle will pick you up from here. There is a 5,100’ asphalt runway and has fuel. FAA identifier is GIC.

Other Activities

There are some costs associated with activities. Children are 1/2 price with adult.

  •   Jeep Tour–this can year round but not when bird hunters are out.
  •   Bird Watching–this can be year round/
  •   River Floats–summer July – August
  •   Fly Fishing Instruction on the Pond–year round
  •   Archery Instruction–year round
  •   Dutch Oven Cooking Class–its outside so weather pending
  •   Horseback Riding–based on weather and back country camps
  •   Tour of the Monastery–year round
  •   Hiking–weather pending and hunter activity pending
  •   Fly Fishing on the River–seasonal
  •   Sporting Clays–year round { unless fire hazard!}
  •   Massages–year round
  •   Helicopter Tours–weather pending
  •   Kayaking–end of May to Aug
  •   White Water Rafting–End of May to Aug
  •   Jet Boat Tours–year round
  •   Sturgeon Fishing–seasonal and this is awesome!!!
  •   Hike to Archaeological Cave–year round
  •   Pond Fishing–year round as long as it doesn’t ice over.
  •   Visit the Nez Perce Museum–year round/closed weekends
  •   Paint Classes–year round-needs scheduled in advance
  •   Facial & Pedicures if notified in advance

Lodge Amenities

After your busy day, relax at the lodge. Our lodge’s lounge comes equipped with:

  3 big-screen TV’s, to cover everyone’s favorite team

  fully stocked and tended bar with top-shelf liquor, import & domestic beers, wine, and a complimentary selection of fine cigars

The lodge also has a Jacuzzi overlooking the canyon, in-house massage therapists, a sauna, and a large patio with firepit to socialize around in the evening.

Internet & Communications

The main lodge, where you will spend your first night, has wireless internet is available throughout as well as a desktop computer located in the entertainment room.

Community Service

This lodge is extremely active in the community of hunters!  Here is a link to the Idaho National Resource Foundation that they participate in for youth hunts on the ranch:  http://www.idahonaturalresource.org/about-inrf/inrf-projects/  When you book a hunt with this lodge, you will give a small donation of about $10 to help fund this excellent foundation.

Each year several Wounded Warrior hunts are hosted for Mule deer and uplands hunts.  As for the meat from the hunt that is not taken home by hunters, they are active in donating meat to the local community based on need.  Your hunt at this lodge will promote their opportunities to give back in so many ways!

Pricing

Call for updated pricing

$2825 and up

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”

Give us a call to talk about our adventures at Idaho Back Country Fly Fishing!

(205) 969-2065

 

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