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Old 11-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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Default Need a Good Salmon River Guide

I'm planning a first fly fishing trip to the Salmon River with my 11 year old son and likely two other adults. We're planning to go steelhead and/or brown trout fishing in early November, 2014. The 3 adults on this trip have some experience fly fishing. My son obviously, is somewhat new still. My main goal is for him to catch some big fish and have fun. His largest fish to date is 19 inches. My son is very excited about catching something bigger! I've been told the fishing is quite good, even for an 11 year old, if we make the trip during this time of the year. Given his age, this would likely be a 2 day float trip. I fishing from a boat would be safer for him than wading.

I'm having a hard time finding reliable info on "good" guides. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Also, how is the fishing this time of the year? Is it as good as I've heard?

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Old 11-03-2013, 11:56 PM
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Mike Deyo from Dirty Bills Guide service. He's a fly guy and a great river man. The fishing has been outstanding!

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315-529-4084 is his number he's local and knowledgeable not a fly by night like many so called guides during the run!

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He has a drift boat .
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:47 AM
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Mike Deyo from Dirty Bills Guide service. He's a fly guy and a great river man. The fishing has been outstanding!

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315-529-4084 is his number he's local and knowledgeable not a fly by night like many so called guides during the run!

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He has a drift boat .
Thanks Boz! Anyone else have any thoughts?
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I just drove up the Salmon for the first time. Kind of remote for sure.

I am eager to start exploring that river. As of now I don't know a thing. Excited to hear how you do.
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Randy Jones is a member here.
I know him as the top flats guide on Cape Cod, but he guides the Salmon the the other half of the year.

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I just drove up the Salmon for the first time. Kind of remote for sure.

I am eager to start exploring that river. As of now I don't know a thing. Excited to hear how you do.
Hi Cochise,

My trip won't be until Nov, 2014, a year from now. So don't hold your breath waiting for my update. I'm happy to share though once the trip is over.

It will be a combination turning 50 and father/son getaway. The dates we can go are limited by when my 11 year old is out of school. The wife won't let me take him out of school for something as unimportant as a fishing trip (still trying to get her to understand the value). Given that my dates are non flexible, and that any good guides will book up quickly (I assume), I'm trying to get all the details worked out ahead of time. The other two guys that will go are some of the dads I fly fish with.

I'm really excited about going!

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I know him as the top flats guide on Cape Cod, but he guides the Salmon the the other half of the year.

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Thanks Rip, I'll check him out too!
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randy jones is very good. My customers all like him.
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Are we talking Idaho or New York Salmon River?
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Default Re: Need a Good Salmon River Guide

What kind of fishing do you plan on doing?? Nymphing, swinging, pinning, spin gear? There are hundreds of guides if not more. Alot of them swear by different kinds of fishing. I would look for one who advertises the style you are into.. He is probably the one with the best chance to put you on fish. Beware, there are some guides who believe snagging(lining) is fishing.
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