Fly Fish St. Joe

The scenic St. Joe River carves its way through a magnificent, heavily-forested mountain canyon in North Central Idaho. We offer full day fly fishing trips as walk-and-wade or float trips.

Join our expert fly fishing guides from mid-March through October to catch a mind-boggling number of wild trout in one of Idaho's gorgeous Blue-Ribbon trout streams.

"The best trout fishing (in Idaho), in my experience, is on the St. Joe, reached by Interstate 90 from Missoula or Spokane, and then over the Bitterroots on gravel roads. I shouldn't give this up; my two fishing brothers are going to kill me for this. But in sections of the St. Joe the trout are so easy to catch you want to give them pointers on dodging the cheap fly. They're cutthroats, some as big as 18 inches. They don't fight as much as rainbows, but they're abundant, and rise on cue to any decently presented dry fly."
- New York Times, "The Last Wilderness" July 1, 2007


This is the perfect trip for those looking to spend the day in some of the most pristine water imaginable as you make your way up the mighty St. Joe River. These trips are primarily focused on the river section above Avery, the headwaters of the St. Joe River.

This legendary stretch of river is some of the best Westslope Cutthroat Trout water in the nation. The feeding window is short for these wild native mountain trout, so dry fly action is always a good bet.

Expect cutthroat action and fish between 8” and 22”.

This trip meets in Avery at Scheffy's General Store at 9 a.m. and ends between 6-7 p.m., with no more than 3 anglers per guide.

Full Day Walk and Wade Rates
Departures: By request, please call.
Price: 1 angler = $465 | 2 angler = $490 | 3 angler = $565

Full Day Float
Departures: By request, please call.
Price: 1 angler = $465 | 2 angler = $490

These prices do not include 6% Idaho sales tax, 3% Use fee, and $2.00 reservation fee.