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About Us

The Bent Rod Outdoors

The Bent Rod Outdoors was established 1995 as a small fly fishing shop.  Today we offer fishing, rafting, hunting, hiking, and camping products, along with unprecedented expertise and customer service. We are located in the small town of Challis, in Central Idaho beside the Salmon River. Challis is considered the “Gateway to the Wilderness” to the Frank Church (the largest unbroken wilderness area in the lower 48 states) , the Boulder/White Cloud and Jerry Peak Wilderness Areas, and a short drive to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). With all of the public lands around there are endless outdoor opportunities from fly fishing, hunting, rafting, camping, hiking, and trail running. We sell some of the best outdoor equipment and and use it as well. This allows us to offer only the best to you. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service, outstanding products, and competitive prices. We look forward to outfitting you for your next adventure!

Thanks for shopping with us!
Greg, Cheri, Dustin & Gretchen

Contact Us

The Bent Rod Outdoors
PO Box 756, 811 S. Hwy 93, Challis ID 83226
888-BENTROD toll free
208-879-2500 phone