Jessie Shallow

Jessie Thiel Shallow grew up as a farm girl in South East Idaho before moving to the town of Salmon. She studied Biology at “every college in Idaho,” and recently received her Masters in Biology from Idaho State University. Jessie is a Wildlife Tech for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and spends much of her time tracking and studying animals throughout Central Idaho’s natural lands. If you love plants and animals, this is the girl you want to talk to!

Jessie’s first foray into river guiding took place in 1999 with Idaho Adventures on the Main Salmon River and she has since worked for a few other Idaho outfitters. In 2004 she began running the Middle Fork of the Salmon part time for Helfritch River Outfitters. When not working there, she guides on the Owyhee, Jarbridge, Bruneau, Main Salmon, and Flathead rivers; in Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

During the off-season Jessie continues her work as a Wildlife Tech for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. She spends as much time as possible outdoors and loves everything about it; from plant identification to hunting and fishing. She is newly married to a hot-shot backcountry pilot and loves spending time with him flying in and out of the wilderness. In the spring of 2013 Jessie and her husband Dave welcomed a new baby girl into the world. We can't wait for baby Reese to be old enough to join us on the river! Congratulations Jessie and Dave!!
Welcome to the best drift boat fly-fishing trips Oregon & Idaho have to offer! Join the Helfrich family for a drift boat fly fishing trip in Oregon or Idaho. Helfrich River Trips ... moreare known as the most deluxe trips offered in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. The vacation of a lifetime, these trips offer a wonderful experience for guests of all ages.

"History" and "tradition" are words that have different meanings to different people. To us, at Helfrich River Outfitters, they are extremely important because they represent much of what we stand for. The Helfrich name has been synonymous with river running since the mid 1920's.

We are committed to excellent service and the safety of our guests. With state-of-the-art equipment, delicious freshly prepared meals, and a friendly experienced professional staff, we are able to provide river experiences that are second to none.

Why Helfrich

When people ask who they entrust their river vacation with, HELFRICH River Outfitters comes up first every time.Not only are we the oldest and most experienced company on the rivers we specialize in, but our safety record has been flawless since the beginning.

In 1925 when Prince Helfrich first started guiding on the McKenzie, he had an edge on other fishing guides because he added value to his trips with extra things like frying the fish his clients caught on the river bank or bringing one of Marjorie Helfrich’s home made pies to share at lunch time. The concept of added value to our trips has continued for 87 years, and is adopted a Helfrich standard.

Now into our fourth generation, our trips continue to improve and evolve.We have and will continue to always make the trips the best that they can be for our clients. The safety and comfort of our clients is our first concern.

The experience of our crew members and their accommodating and friendly attitudes makes our guests know they are in good hands.
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