Kidd Youren

Kidd Youren, the newest member of the Helfrich Family, has been working for Helfrich River Outfitters since 2010. He spends his summers running a drift boat, fishing or running the big sweep boat on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho where he runs ahead of the group each day to set up camp and prepare for the customers to arrive. In the fall, Kidd works as a steelhead-fishing guide, running a drift boat on the wild and scenic Rogue River.
Kidd is also the star of a new reality TV show on truTV called Way Out West.  The show features three prominent outfitting families in Idaho.  The show is full of shenanigans and laughs as the three families compete and play. Way Out West Website
Kidd is a fifth generation Idahoan, born in Garden Valley Idaho where his family was the first white settlers and cattlemen. Generations of the Youren Family have run cattle from Garden Valley and Horseshoe Bend, up into Bear Valley along the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon. As a child, Kidd joined his family, starting the day after he was born, in the secluded meadows of Bear Valley along the road into the Middle Fork where they were running cattle in the summers. 

Growing up, Kidd lived with his family in Idaho, Nevada, and British Columbia. He worked on the family ranch and worked along side his dad on outfitted hunting trips. Growing up on a ranch, Kidd became very interested in Rodeo and he started competing at a young age. After graduating from high school in Fernie British Columbia and winning the Alberta High School Rodeo Finals for team roping, Kidd moved back to Idaho and began working towards buying his own outfitting company. As the son of an outfitter, Kidd grew up hunting and working with his dad on a daily basis, starting his guiding career at a very young age. In 2007 Kidd bought his own hunting area on the Boise River in Idaho where he works as a hound-hunting outfitter for bear and cougar. Kidd also outfits trips for aoudad for west Texas.
Kidd is the newest member of the Helfrich family! He and Kelsey Helfrich got married September of 2013 and are loving their new life together.
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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