• Fishing, Guided Trip
  • Bank Fishing, On foot
  • Bull Trout, Cutthroat Trout


Hi! I’m Nick Brown. I’ve fished many beautiful western rivers in my time, and guided on Alaska's Gulkana and Kanektok rivers in years past. But nothing compares to the wild and scenic St. Joe River. The first time I fished the Joe for native cutthroat was back in 1989. Now I look forward to sharing this amazing cutthroat river with you.

Rocky Run Outfitters offers a variety of walk and wade fly fishing opportunities on the northern St. Joe River, located in the Idaho Panhandle. This section of "The Joe" is a place you'll be happy to be off the drift boat and on your feet. We like to show you as much of the river as possible so you can not only enjoy the fishing, but learn the river. Nothing is more rewarding to us then sharing with you the tools and education to land your own fish. We are not "Clock Watchers," we are dedicated to spending the time to work the river and get your rod bending!

A bit more about the river we guide on, the St. Joe is a scenic freestone river that tumbles out of St. Joe Lake, near the the Idaho/Montana divide. "The Joe" is 120 miles long and includes some of the most coveted dry fly water in the Northwest and harbors cuts that occasionally stretch the tape to 20 inches. The stretch of river we fish runs from Avery to Red Ives; our guiding permit also includes the North Fork of the St. Joe. Nationally classified as a wild and scenic river, the Joe is a stronghold for a pure strain of Westslope Cutthroat Trout; these fish occupy less than 2% of our western rivers. Fly fishing season runs year round, but has optimum seasons. In the Spring, pre-runoff can be rewarding; however, the best fishing starts as soon as the runoff is over in June, and runs through October.

Check out our listing below to review and book your guided fly fishing trip on the St. Joe River today!

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