The Bitterroot River got its name from the flowering plant along its banks. The Bitterroot River is a handsome stream running over 80 miles from Idaho Northerly down the Bitterroot valley. Home to the famous Skawala hatch, the Bitterroot holds numerous Browns, Rainbow, and Cutthroat. Skawala in the native Indian language means “place of the beaver” which is very evident by the numerous downed cottonwood trees. These trees provide holding structure for the fish of the Bitterroot, and a casting challenge to the fly fisher. The Bitterroot is best known for its wading opportunity. Expect numerous gravel bars and drop offs that can be fished from the boat, or wade fished from islands and banks. The “root” while a bigger drive from our shop is a memorable trip for those seeking the adventure .