2015 Anglers Fund Fishing Trips

Fly fishing for cutthroat in Crystal Creek, WYNative cutthroat from last year’s
Jackson, WY, trip

American Rivers is pleased to announce our 2015 Anglers Fund trips: unique fly fishing trips that showcase rivers where we have worked and ones that are top priorities for us to protect and restore. These exclusive fly fishing trips for Anglers Fund members give members the chance to spend time with our conservation staff, learn more about how your support is helping fish habitat, and have a great time fishing. For our members, use one of the following ways to indicate the trip(s) that you think you’d like to go on and return the list to the address below (either via email or physical mail). We will then be in touch on a first-come-first-served basis to explore dates, logistics, and costs. Space is limited, and many of the trips will sell out. Additional trip info is included below the list. Thanks for supporting our work through the Anglers Fund!

For current Anglers Fund members: to get started, please let me know your interest via email (swhite@americanrivers.org), by phone (919-720-2901), or by downloading the PDF version of the table below, marking an “X” in the right-most column to indicate which trip(s) you’d like to go on, and mailing it to:

Mr. Steve White
American Rivers Anglers Fund
331 W. Main Street, Suite 304
Durham, NC 27701

If you are not a current Anglers Fund member and would like to join the Fund to support our work and have access to these trips, please click here to be connected with our Anglers Fund Membership page.

Region Trip Description # of Fishing Days Max # of Rods Tentative Dates
Northern Rockies Bull trout safari in the headwaters of the  Kootenai River System (e.g., Wigwam River, St. Mary’s River, Bull River) 3 6 Late Summer
Northern Rockies Fly fishing for native cutthroats in the lesser known Wild & Scenic rivers near Jackson, WY 3 4 September
Northern Rockies Fly fishing tour of Wild & Scenic candidate rivers along Montana’s Beartooth Front (e.g., East Rosebud Creek, Stillwater R., West Boulder R.) 3 2 August
Pacific Northwest Fly fish the epic Salmon Fly hatch on Oregon’s Deschutes River 1-3 4 June
Pacific Northwest Swing flies for 20-50 pound Chinook salmon fresh from the ocean on remote southern Oregon coastal wild rivers 1-3 2 October – December
Pacific Northwest Raise steelhead in desert canyons on dry flies floating down Wild and Scenic River tributaries of the Columbia River in Oregon & Washington 1-3 2 July – September
Pacific Northwest Trophy hunting  for large winter steelhead in Wild and Scenic Rivers near Portland or Seattle 1-2 2 February – March
Pacific Northwest Rainbow trout fishing on Washington’s blue-ribbon Yakima River, two hours from Seattle. 1-2 3 July – September
Colorado Private fishing on the Crystal River near Carbondale, CO, a potential Wild & Scenic River 1-2 2 Summer / Fall
Colorado Guided float fishing on the Upper Colorado, our Most Endangered River of 2013 1-2 2 Summer / Fall
Colorado Guided trip on your choice between the Blue, Eagle, Green, or the Upper Green River (where we helped block 2 dams in 2014) 1-2 2 Summer / Fall
Southwest Colorado Wade fish Wild and Scenic candidate Hermosa Creek with possible add-on of the Animas River 1-2 4 July / August
Northeast Striped bass / false albacore fishing with author Ted Williams off of Montauk, Long Island, where dam removals help restore forage fish 2 4 Early October
Mid-Atlantic Fly fish for Shenandoah smallmouth bass near Luray, Virginia 1 4 May / June
Southeast Chase rare Shoal Bass in Georgia’s Flint River, where our work helps keep water in the river 1-2 2 April / May
Southeast Fish for wild trout in the upper section of the Chattooga River (one of our first Wild and Scenic Rivers) and other rivers in western NC 2 4 March / April
Southeast Guided smallmouth bass fishing trip on the Broad River in SC where we are working to restore flows and fish passage 1-2 2 Spring through Fall
Southeast Fish for stripers or trout in SC’s Saluda River where our work has restored flows & quality 1-2 2 Spring through Fall
Southeast Spring paddle trip down Congaree River to fish for striped bass and hike with an expert among the tallest trees east of the Mississippi 1-2 2 April – May
California Summer trout fishing on the McCloud River 1-2 2 Summer
California Steelheading on the Klamath, where we are actively working to remove major dams 1-2 2 November – December

The timing, itinerary, and costs of the trip(s) you are interested in will depend upon your accommodation/guide preferences and staff availability, and will be finalized with you after receiving input from you and other Anglers Fund members.  Most trips will include dinner discussions on American Rivers’ conservation work that improves fish habitat and fishing, focusing on the local rivers you’ll be fishing.  Additional trips/slots may be added during the year, and we welcome requests for specific trips which we will try to accommodate.

Each Anglers Fund member is invited to bring one paying, non-member spouse or guest, although we hope that all attendees will support our work by joining the Anglers Fund.  Trip size will be kept small to allow for personal interaction with our conservation staff.  You are welcomed to plan additional fishing around the time you’ll spend with us, and we will give river/guide recommendations where possible.  You can read about some of our previous trips here: Saluda trip and Snake River headwaters.

Thank you for your interest in this year’s Anglers Fund trips. Submitting your form is not considered a commitment but rather an indication of your interest. Space is limited, and trips will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Steve White at 919-720-2901 or send an email to swhite@americanrivers.org.