Join Us On One Of Our 2018 Trips

American Rivers is pleased to announce a fantastic set of 2018 fishing experiences exclusively for Anglers Fund members. These unique fly fishing trips are available to current Anglers Fund members to fish with our staff on rivers where we have worked, giving you the chance to learn more about how your support is helping to protect and restore important fish habitat, and have a great time fishing.

Please let us know the trip(s) that you would like to go on using the contact information below. We will then be in touch on a first-come-first-served basis to explore dates, logistics, and costs, which will depend upon your preferences for where you would like to stay, whether you prefer to wade or float, if we use guides or not, etc. Space is limited, and we expect that many trips will sell out.

Thanks for supporting our work through the Anglers Fund, and see you on the river!


Region Trip Description # of Fishing Days Max # of Rods Tentative Dates
Northern Rockies Fly fishing for native cutthroats in the lesser known rivers near Jackson, WY, that were protected as “Wild and Scenic” in 2009. 1-3 4 July – Sept.
Northern Rockies Fly fishing for big browns and rainbows on Wyoming’s Upper Green River and New Fork River. 2-3 3 July – Sept.

Pacific Northwest

Fly fish the epic Salmon Fly hatch on Oregon’s “Wild and Scenic” Deschutes River. 1-3 3 May – 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 the “Wild and Scenic” Klickitat River. 1-3 2 October
Pacific Northwest Trophy hunting for large winter steelhead in Wild and Scenic Rivers near Portland or Seattle. 1-2 2 February – March

Pacific Northwest

Fish for large, wild winter steelhead on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula where we are working to protect 16 wild rivers. 1-3 2 January – April
Pacific Northwest Rainbow trout fishing on Washington’s blue-ribbon Yakima River where we helped improve water management practices through the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. 1-2 3 August – October
Colorado Private fishing on the Crystal River near Carbondale, a potential Wild & Scenic River in our “5,000 Miles of Wild” campaign. 1-2 2 Fall
Colorado Guided float fishing on the Upper Colorado, a focus of the Colorado Water Plan we helped to develop. 1-2 2 Summer / Fall


Stalk wary Brown trout in the gin-clear water of Deep Creek, which we are working to protect as a “Wild and Scenic River”. 1-2 2 Summer / Fall
Northeast Fish the Batten Kill River near Manchester, VT, where we removed a dam in 2014 to open 6 miles of pristine spawning habitat (plus a side trip to American Museum of Fly Fishing). 1-2 3 Summer
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 native Brook trout in the rivers in western NC (may require some bushwhacking). 2 2 April / May
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
California Sierra trout fishing with side trip to see our meadow restorations that improve fish habitat and reconnect native Rainbows to their historic spawning habitat. 1-2 2 Summer
California Steelheading on the Klamath, where we are actively working to remove four major dams (or on the Trinity, as a back-up depending on weather conditions/fishing). 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. If there are other rivers we are working on that you would like to fish or if you would like to extend your trip to add other rivers in the area, we would be glad to help with that planning, if possible.

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 is kept small to allow for personal interaction with our 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.

Please let me know your interest via email ([email protected]), phone (919-720-2901), or mail at:

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

Space is limited, and trips will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have any questions, please call me at 919-720-2901.

Thanks for your interest in our trips and for your support of our work through your ongoing membership in the Anglers Fund.