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St. Joe Fly Fishing

fly_fishing_st_joeThe St. Joe River runs its course through an amazing, densely forested mountain canyon in the North Central part of Idaho. We offer day fly fishing trips with your choice of either a float trip or a walk-and-wade trip. Join our expert fly fishing guides from the middle of March to October and catch a high volume of wild trout in one of the best Blue Ribbon trout streams in America.

The journey of the St. Joe River starts from the Bitterroot Mountains and runs 140 miles across Idaho where it empties into Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protects the St. Joe, and fishing regulations have been implemented to nurture the river as one of the best trout fisheries in the West. Exclusive outfitting rights have been granted to ROW on a major part of the river which provides exclusive access to our guides and guests.

Join ROW Adventures on a Walk-and-Wade, Float, or on the Cutthroat Extravaganza multi-day trip!  Call 208-770-2517 or 866-836-9340 for any questions.

St. Joe Fly Fishing Trip Details


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St. Joe River More Information

Winding more than 130 miles through a scenic Idaho wilderness from its source high in the Bitterroot Mountains to Lake Coeur d’Alene, the St. Joe River is a Blue Ribbon trout fishery, offering some of the region’s best fly-fishing. Protected by Congress through the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act as well as Idaho Fish and Game regulations, the waters of the St. Joe have been cultivated into one of the West’s finest trout fisheries. At ROW, we are proud to have exclusive commercial outfitting rights for a generous stretch of the St. Joe, allowing us to offer our guests private access to areas usually fished only by locals.

The magnificent Saint Joe is a traditional Westslope Cutthroat trout fishery boasting an impressive population of the native Cutthroat trout. This scenic river beckons to beginners and seasoned fishermen alike to enjoy bountiful catches of fish ranging anywhere from 8” to 22”. The mesmerizing emerald waters of the St. Joe flow gracefully around pocket pools, dotted with rocky stepping-stones, and offer numerous riffles. Our fly-fishing season on the St. Joe begins in late May and guests continue to enjoy an abundant trout population through the fall. Several different hatches can be found along the St. Joe, including Stone Flies, May Flies, Caddis, and Terrestrials.

Our experienced fly fishing guides will prove to be indispensable as they aid you in selecting the perfect flies and position you along the river to enjoy a plentiful haul. Fly-fishermen along the St. Joe find that the fish readily rise to dry flies throughout the day. In fact, approximately 85 percent of all of the flies used on the St. Joe are dries of one variety or another. It is not unusual to enjoy catching up to thirty trout, or even more, during a day on the St. Joe.

We offer both float and walk-and-wade trips on the St. Joe. The lower stretches of the river are typically used for our float trips, while the upper stretches of the river lend themselves more to walk-and-wade trips. Long considered one of North Idaho’s best-kept secret in the world of fly-fishing, this jewel of a river is brimming with wild Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.

At ROW, we have been guiding trips on the St. Joe since 1986, longer than any other outfitter on the river. We are excited to share this unforgettable experience with you! Schedule your St. Joe fly-fishing adventure today to enjoy some of the best fishing the Northwest has to offer.


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