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Solitude River Trips, ID

Solitude has been operating on Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River for over 30 years. For anglers, we use McKenzie-style drift boats and specially designed fishing rafts. Our guides range in age from 25 to 65. Average age is approximately 40 years old. All of our guides have, on average, 20 years of experience as fishing guides. Our guides are clean-cut, friendly, great cooks and companions, and truly enjoy sharing the river with people. Solitude was chosen as the 2006 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition of the year and a finalist in 2011.
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4 of 4(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Solitude River Trips, ID
Review 1 for Solitude River Trips, ID
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I am missing it already!,
August 6, 2013
By: fishinghole
Overall appearance/quality of camp: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:They took care of each camp and left it as they found it.
"Give me a notebook and I will fill it with the most wonderful impressions: Fish caught and (big) fish lost, flexibility to enjoy the river MY way, excellent organization, most personable, enthusiastic, and experienced guides, fresh and delicious food served with care and pride, beautiful weather, inspiring landscape, most congenial co-travelers --and a time to be completely carefree and to immerse myself in something I love, fishing! Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Solitude River Trips, ID
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
solitude trrip,
October 7, 2012
By: 2pwcorgis
from East Killingly, CT 06241, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Awesome trip. The crew is wonderful, the scenery is spectacular, fising is great. It's amazing how the whole production works with getting gear and fantastic food altogeter for a trip like this. Poetry in motion!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Solitude River Trips, ID
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Unforgettable Fly Fishing,
July 27, 2012
By: Lowman
from Orlando, Florida
Overall appearance/quality of camp: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on his/her ability to instruct and communicate:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Immaculate. Watched the guides picking up minute pieces of trash from the campsite
"We have been on the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Al and his crew of Solitude four times. This past summer our experience was the best yet. The 100 miles of river are magnificent and the brisk constant fly fishing outstanding. The food is plentiful, masterfully cooked on grills and dutch ovens, and delicious.
No one can forget the desserts that are produced in those dutch ovens! If there's a better outfitter in North America, we would have trouble believing it. This is the trip of a lifetime--only we've been lucky enough to do it four times with this outfit. Love the wooden drift boats!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Solitude River Trips, ID
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best family fishing trip,
July 6, 2012
By: Pangolin
from North America
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall appearance/quality of camp: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on his/her ability to instruct and communicate:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:All Solitude's guides are excellent instructors
"The Middle Fork of the Salmon is everything a family fly fishing trip should be: unforgettable scenery; non-stop fly fishing; and, at least with Solitude, nimble drift boats that are works of art. Al and the crew at Solitude are absolutely the best outfit on the Middle Fork if fly fishing is important to you."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes