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We celebrate Idaho guides that go above and beyond.

Our featured Idaho Guide of the Quarter recipients are awarded a $100 NRS gift card. Interested in nominating an exceptional Idaho guide? E-mail with the following information:

Guide Name

Outfitter/Guiding Location

A paragraph on why they deserve to be an Idaho Guide of the Month

We look forward to reading your submissions!


Photo by Scott Knickerboxer

Photo by Scott Knickerboxer

Sara Lundy, Sawtooth Mountain Guides

"Time spent in the wild fixes most things - it's meditative and rejuvenating, it untangles my brain and refills my reserves.  And at the same time it's challenging in all the right ways - physically, mentally and often emotionally. The wilderness experience is a core necessity for me so it's extremely satisfying to share that with others."

Photo by Joe Brinkley

Photo by Joe Brinkley

Brent Sawyer, Backcountry River guides

"As with any guide, you need to be a good people person. And then you second you need to be a very dedicated fisherman because steelhead fishing, it’s a persistence game. You have to put your time in. And within that time you have to pay attention to detail."


Photo by Kat Cannell

Mike Gehrman, Solitude River Expeditions

"Probably several things happened, but I would say when I was 11 or 12 years old, growing up on the McKenzie River, I caught a 22” rainbow trout. This guy comes by on a drift boat, I held up my fish and the guy told me how good it looked. I asked him, “How many have you got?” He showed me his fish box and he had 4 or 5 bigger than mine. It was Prince Helfrich who was kind of a pioneer of river guiding."

Meet all our Guides of the Month on our blog