As far as river trips in the Lower 48 are concerned, the Selway is the ultimate. Take the rapids of the Tuolumne, the remoteness of the Illinois, the scenery of the Middle Fork Salmon, the hiking of the Yampa, the campsites of the Main Salmon, etc. etc. etc. and the Selway stands shoulder to shoulder with all of them.
And the fishing and lack of other people is head and shoulders ABOVE all of them. We love this place so much we schedule an extra day right in the middle of our trips so that we can enjoy it even more; a layover day where we don’t travel downstream but rather spend two nights at the same camp and gorge ourselves on the cornucopia of Selway treats.