Welcome to Minam Store + Guided Adventures
The Minam Store specializes in all things river related. Besides guided trips, raft rentals, and shuttles, the Minam Store has a full selection of fly fishing gear, beer, pop, coffee, ice cream, and all your rafting essentials. We have an extensive selection of fly rods including spey and switch rods from Winston and Echo. We also carry Lamson fly reels, Rio and Airflo fly lines, leaders, and tippet. With over 300 fly patterns in stock, we have the right fly for the right season and our staff has the knowledge to help you make the correct selection.
A hunting trip of a lifetime - my Cast and Blast trip down Hells Canyon for the opening of the Oregon Chukar season was an epic experience that blew all of my expectations away! From the stunning scenery to enjoying the thrills of the white water rapids, this 5-day trip ticked so many boxes, plus so much more! We were treated to seeing lots of wildlife, with fantastic river fishing and unforgettable hunting adventures! But what really made this trip special was the team from the Minam Store - the guides hunting knowledge, history of the area and their outstanding customer service was unbeatable along with the hospitality that was provided for us all back at the comfortable campsite, where delicious food and campsite conversation filled the evenings.A fantastic once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing trip - for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants a digital detox, I would highly recommend it and can't wait to come back again!Guided Chukar Hunt Cast and Blast Trips
We went on the Minam Store’s Wine and Food on the Snake River through Hell’s Canyon for 5 days and 4 nights of exciting whitewater (class 3) rafting, hiking and glamping. The entire experience was outstanding: Grant and his expert rafting guides provided insights on the river, wildlife, and historical context during our hikes; Walla Walla winemaker Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars brought an abundance of excellent wines; all the delicious food was prepared in advance by Chef Andrae Bopp (rhymes with ‘hope’) of AK’s Mercado in Walla Walla. Grant and Lottie Richie, owners of the Minam Store in Wallowa OR, provided the sturdy rafts and gear (dry bags, tents, cots, etc) Definitely recommend this adventure!WINE AND FOOD ON THE RIVER, SNAKE RIVER
★★★★★Rick and Anne Matsen
Imagine this. Waking up at 6 am to the smell of fresh coffee and a chorus of birdsong. After stuffing sleeping gear in the dry bags, a hearty breakfast of freshly made omelets awaits with more ingredients than one can count. Then the boat launch with the dry dropper locked and loaded and an amazing set of pocket water opportunities, many holding feisty trout ready to run and jump. Experienced guides gently guide: “try that riffle”. A quick bite of lunch on a huge ham sandwich with all the trimmings sets up the afternoon for the 2 pm stone fly show. Casting to rising trout makes the hunt so much sweeter (and soothes the chagrin of the occasional willow hookup). All of this against the backdrop of wildflowers, eagles, tanagers, veerys, woodpeckers, warblers, swans, sandpipers, mountain goats and elk, but without houses or roads. As the sun lowers in the sky, the nights’ camp appears around the bend with our tents set up and hors d’oeuvres already on the table. A quick change of clothes and it’s time for a gourmet dinner prepared by the guides turned chefs. A conversation with an amazing set of fellow fisherman and some history of the Nez Piece tribe give way to the pull of the sleeping bag where slumber comes easily to the tune of the river’s gentle melody.
While imagining this is compelling, experiencing it on a four day float through the roadless section of the Grand Ronde is so much better. Her fish are hot and really know how to bend the rod and peel line off the reel. We just got back from our third trip with Grant and Lottie’s group at the Minam Store and we’ve already booked our fourth.Guided Fly Fishing