As for the Salmon, Stanley is not really the spot. From Victor, it is about 3.5 hours to the Salmon/North Fork area. Mid-October used to be prime time, but it seems like over the last couple of years it has pushed back to early November. Stanley is pretty far up the river and people fish there in the spring and it should not take 5 hours to get there.
The Clearwater should take about 9+/- hours from Victor/Driggs. It's an easy drive.
It's 13-14 hours to the west coast rivers and about 24 hours to BC water.
Did you ever find good swing water in the Jackson/Teton Valley area?