Solitude River Trips

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Overview
Solitude River Trips offers the most comfortable, convenient, and unforgettable wilderness Fly Fishing experiences in North America. Our 6 day trips are designed to provide families, friends, lovers, or solo travelers with the most unforgettable and high-quality adventure vacation of their lives.

Our guides are knowledgeable companions, excellent fishermen, experienced boatmen/women, and well-compensated service professionals. With an excellent crew of guides, all else follows: premier fly fishing, glamorous accommodations, incredible wilderness gourmet, and a full service experience in the middle of the wilderness.
 
Our Guides and Service
The most important part of any wilderness vacation is the guides, and the hiring and employing of our guides may be the most important thing we do to ensure a quality and meaningful experience. Solitude’s guides are experienced, happy, clean, and well-compensated service professionals.  With an excellent staff of guides, all else follows: luxurious accommodations in the middle of the wilderness, prompt and enthusiastic service, spectacular food, and overall comfort.
 
Our Food
We fly fresh food into riverside airstrips in the middle of the wilderness!  This detail is crucial to maintaining freshness and wonderment in our unforgettable wilderness gourmet. Having fresh produce, cookies, bread, cheese, and ice until the very last meal (which is eggs benedict on the last morning) of a 6 day river trip is a luxury that is often overlooked in the wilderness.
 
Endorsed
Solitude River Trips is the only Orvis Endorsed expedition on the Salmon River. Orvis’ endorsed operations are researched, vetted, and selected by experts who bring their vast expertise to choosing the finest operations worldwide on your behalf. We are proud to sport this reputation.
 
Personable and Quality
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the best river trip in the world, which is why Solitude only outfits this one extraordinary river. The owner, Willi Cannell, is on nearly every trip and is highly involved in making sure that the expectations of each of his guests - from youngest to oldest - is exceeded.  Solitude’s trips are personable and comfortable, and many of our guests return again relying on Solitude’s quality and service.
 
  • Because:
    Because we truly believe that the more people to experience wilderness, the better this world becomes. We are serious about making your precious time on the river as meaningful and long-lasting as possible.
  • Because we love dry fly fishing for wild westslope cutthroat trout all day for 6 days straight.
  • Because life is most tolerable when the natural beauty of our world lives in your subconscious, and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the most special and spectacular places in the world.
 
Fishing Trips
$
3,390
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 12 anglers
Days:
Monthly on day
Duration:
6 days
For over 100 miles the Middle Fork of the Salmon River transforms from “creek fishing on steroids,” to deep pool-and-drop canyon sections. Hundreds of bedrock formations ... moreoffer fun casting opportunities, including the remarkable Underwater Canyon, Gin Pool, and Aparajo Canyon.

Our Salmon River Fishing Guides will place you in front of unique granite walls, behind mid-river rocks and seam lines, and swarming back eddies. Between the changing Idaho Salmon River and the pristine tributaries that enlarge throughout your wilderness rafting adventure, you will fish the largest variety of stimulating fly water in one float than anywhere else in the West.

Solitude River Trips combines modern gourmet amenities with traditional western back-country cooking methods. We use Dutch Ovens and open-flame grills as the charming foundation of our hearty and healthy cuisine. Our guides pride themselves on their versatility and mastery of gourmet luxuries in the middle of the most remote place in the contiguous United States

When you arrive the tents, dining table, kitchen, shower, powder room, and fire pan will all be set up. Your cots, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, and duffel bag will be waiting patiently by the tents. Beverages will be waiting on ice and hors d’oeuvres are moments away.

It is important to us that each of our guests is as comfortable as possible in a place where we can have no generators, electricity, (or cell service!). Even without these concurrent conveniences, we can be happy glampers on a 6 day adventure that feels like we are entering a different time.
$
3,390
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 angler
Days:
Daily
Duration:
6 days
September can be one of the most invigorating times to fish the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. As summer closes, the clear waters begin cooling down, the heat subsides, and the river ... moreis emptied of floating traffic. And as the temperature cools, the water gets lower and slower – ideal fishing conditions.

As the water cools, the wild cutthroat follow their native instincts to start packing on weight for the difficult winter looming ahead. September is their last chance to gorge themselves on large terrestrials and tasty surface hatches before the winter doldrums of midge subsistence sets in.

Our September fishing trips are smaller and more personable than our Summer trips. As the days start to get shorter and we have the whole Wilderness nearly to ourselves, these trips take on a nostolgic and sportsman/sportswoman's vibe.

This is a special time for both guides and guests on the Middle Fork; our guides are excited to row you through the best Cutthroat fly fishing waters in the West. You will find them to be both knowledgeable leaders and wonderful companions, whether they’re sharing an exotic presentation technique, helping to improve an angler’s casting skills, cooking up one of our favorite dishes, or telling lively stories around the campfire.
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Super fishing, scenery, food and comfort
The saddest part of this trip was at the end of the final day when our boats came around a bend and we saw the yellow bus that would take us away from this awesome adventure. Solitude River Trips has created a unique fishing experience through thoughtful attention to, event scheduling during the trip, and guide selection and training. Oh, and catching lots of small trout on dry flies was a hoot !
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One-of-a-kind trip!
The Middle Fork is truely a hidden gem that still manages to be protected against any substantial human impact. Fishing dries for eagar native cutthroat in beautiful crystal blue water still fills my memory, and makes me yearn to return. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and is only suited to experience it with Willi and his top-notch guides. They are deeply passionate about the wilderness as they ... more are the clients. I will find it hard to have another experience that will even come close to my time on the MF with Solitutde River Trips. 100% recommendation!
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Forever trying to book my next trip!
Absolutely my favorite place to be! Willi and Kat are phenomenal humans and guides! Truly a top notch river experience!
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Total Quality from Start to Finish
Willi and Kat were the perfect hosts, and the guides, food, scenery, other guests and fishing were even better than I expected. This was the trip of a lifetime!
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Doug Fairfull
The trip on the Middle Fork was a delight, great crew, great food, and fishing guides knew the Rainbows by name I think. Certainly knew where they hung out and what fly to tempt them with. I would unreservebly recommend Solitude River Trips to anyone who enjoys fly fishing, beautiful scenery, or simply just wants to have a relaxing catered drift down a beautiful river. Super crew. This would be a ... more great Father/son or Mother/daughter trip to celebrate a major event, or just to enjoy each others company.
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Dan
Excellent adventure-some of the best scenery you will ever see. A great family trip-I took my 9 year old grandson and his father-they both had a great time from the moment the trip started to the vey end.
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Fabulous Vacation
Best family vacation we have every had. Still talk about it today. Simply a first class outfit. I have recommended to multiple friends and all have had the same wonderful experience.
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