Fly Fishing Stanley, Idaho

A Weekly Fly Fishing Report

About Stanley

Welcome to Fly Fishing Stanley, Idaho!

I am Dave Dozer and I’m especially fortunate to be staying in Stanley, Idaho for the entire summer. My passion is building custom bamboo fly rods, which are a wonderful fit for the different fly fishing options in the Stanley area. But, a 9 ft. 4 or 5 wt. graphite rod works very well in our waters also.

What is fly fishing in Stanley Idaho like? Well, the opportunities to fly fish are infinite! Many visitors choose to fly fish for rainbow trout or west slope cutthroat trout on the Salmon River near town. Or, do a full-day drift boat float further down river for larger native cutthroat trout with one of our local area guides.  You can also fish many of the tributaries of the Salmon River – some popular choices are the Yankee Fork, Valley Creek, and Stanley Creek.  Our prime fishing season begins when the spring run off is complete – sometime in June. So mid-June to mid-September fly fishing is the prime season. The predominate tactic is to fish dry flies for either rainbow trout or west slope cutthroat trout. If you enjoy hiking there are numerous high mountain lakes that offer chances are wild trout.