Located at the edge of the 2.4 million acre Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area and near the banks of the Salmon River in Challis, Idaho, The Bent Rod Outdoors is your local source for outdoor gear and information. Whether you’re fishing for steelhead in the Salmon River, stalking a trophy bull elk in the Frank, rafting the Middle Fork or backpacking in to a high mountain lake, we can supply you with the gear you need. Our fishing department has a large variety of equipment for every type of fisherman. The Bent Rod is a full line Orvis dealer, and we offer a great selection of fly rods and salmon, steelhead and trout rods from St. Croix, Loomis, Lamiglas and many other quality manufacturers. We also have an excellent selection of flies for every type of quarry, from steelhead and salmon to small creek brookies. Our selection of steelhead tackle is extensive and includes gear from top manufacturers including Mepps, Blue Fox, Panther Martin, and Gamakatsu. We also offer an excellent selection of waders, boots, and all the fishing accessories for sale that you'll need from Loon, Scientific Angler, and Ross, to name a few.
For the hunter The Bent Rod offers clothing from Browning, packs from Badlands, ammunition from Federal, Hornady, Remington and many other great manufacturers, as well as a large variety of hunting and shooting equipment and accessories.
We sell trail running products if running is your thing, we offer quality running shoes from Salomon and La Sportiva, as well as hydration systems from Nathan, and fuel from Power Bar, Clif Bar and Gu Energy Labs. We can also outfit you in the latest technical wear from Salomon.
For the backpacker The Bent Rod Outdoors is proud to offer excellent brands including Jetboil, Coleman, MSR, Katadyn and more.
Our staff has years of experience hunting, fishing and hiking the area, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge of the area, and assisting you in choosing the right gear for your next adventure.