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Welcome to The Bent Rod Outdoors in Challis! We carry a complete line of gear for all of your outdoors needs. We offer a great selection of fly fishing and conventional tackle, hunting supplies, camping, trail running and outdoor clothing. Along with fishing and hunting information, IDFG licenses , biking, hiking, and trail running information. We are conveniently located close to the Salmon River, miles of trout streams, the Frank Church Wilderness, White Cloud Mountains,and close to the Sawtooth mountains. We are your one stop store. Let us outfit you for your next Outdoors Adventure!
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.  We offer a full line of Orvis products, and also carry a great selection of  fly, spinning and casting rods, and terminal tackle for salmon, steelhead and trout from St. Croix, Loomis, Shimano, Diawa and many other quality manufacturers. Our fly department has a great selection of flies for every type of quarry, from steelhead and salmon to small creek brookies.
For the hunter we are proud to offer products from Browning, Badlands, Federal, Hornady, Weaver, Nikon, Remington and many other great manufacturers, as well as a large variety of hunting and shooting equipment and accessories.


For the backpacker The Bent Rod Outdoors is proud to offer excellent brands including Outdoor Research, Jetboil, Coleman, MSR, Katadyn, Optimus, and Deuter.
Shop 24/7 on our secure website or stop by our store in Challis, Idaho. 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.
Hwy 93
Challis Idaho
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