In 1968 Congress passed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that protected several rivers around the country that had outstanding wilderness and/or water quality values. Included in this original elite group was the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and the two rivers who join to create her, the Lochsa and Selway. ROW is proud to offer fly fishing trips on both the Selway and Clearwater and rafting on all three of these National Treasures.
Lower Selway River
Flowing through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the Selway River is one the most protected and sought after river destinations in Idaho. ROW Fishing Adventures has access to the lower 18 miles of the river, where it then joins with the Lochsa River. The Selway receives little fishing pressure throughout the year, and the wild cutthroat and rainbow trout give our guests quite a thrill. Floating a river like the Selway allows fishermen to truly appreciate what fishing may have been like when the West was first settled.
Trips on the Selway run from early spring through the month of October.
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Middle Fork of the Clearwater River
Running from the Selway/Lochsa confluence down to the town of Kooskia, ROW is able to offer fishing on one of the finest stretches of water on the famous Clearwater River. Like the Selway, these trips are primarily operated out of our River Dance Lodge. You can expect lots of dry fly action on this river. If you are a steelhead aficionado, we offer early and late season guiding opportunities out of our River Dance Lodge. Steelhead in the Clearwater often grow up to 15 pounds, with some weighing in over 20 pounds, and it is quickly becoming one of the most productive steelhead rivers in the Northwest.
The best months to fish the Clearwater are June and July. The water begins to warm in August, causing the fish to head up the Selway and Lochsa rivers. Trout fishing then picks back up in mid September and stays productive through the middle of October. The Steelhead run often begins in late October and runs through late February.
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We employ some of the best guides in the Northwest, and they will do what is necessary to provide you with a fun and productive day on the water. These trips include all fly-fishing gear and a first class riverside lunch. Novice and expert anglers will find the ROW experience to be rewarding and memorable. A fifty percent deposit is required upon reservation. The remainder is due 45 days prior to the reserved date. Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip the entire price of the trip is non-refundable. Our cancellation policies apply to all situations and we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies. We recommend you purchase a trip protection plan. Our trips run rain or shine, and we supply all necessary gear and equipment for our guests. We guarantee that you'll learn something new to help you become a better fisherman after one of our trips, and offer a full refund if we don't meet your expectations!
Fly Fishing Packages
Our Rocky Mountain Angler Package is designed to provide you with time and money savings! These packages include your private cabin at the River Dance Lodge, gourmet meals at the Syringa Cafe and guided fishing trips on the Clearwater or Selway Rivers.
Do it Yourself Fishing
Anglers who prefer to fish on their own will find plenty of great fly fishing waters nearby, including the fabulous Lochsa River. We've complied a list of our favorite spots.
Recommended Flies and Lures
Our guides have plenty of experience on the water and have put together a list of recommend flies and lures for you. If you are taking a guided trip, all flies and lures are included. Fishing on your own? Feel free to take a look at our recommendations.