Meet Our Guides

Guiding You To An Experience

(Idaho Outfitter #17908)

At Northwest Outfitters we are proud of our fly fishing guides, and their dedication to putting clients on BIG FISH! More importantly, we also take pride in our ability to help people catch their first fish on a fly rod, which is a once in a life time experience that we enjoy sharing with our clients.

Northwest Outfitters’ Guides are familiar with most of the waterways of the Inland Northwest, as well as what flies are working at a particular time on any given river. When they’re not guiding, our guys are out fishing around the region on their own. So before you go out fishing be sure to check our River Reports daily or give the shop a call. We’ll share with you what our guides are telling us about what fish are biting on. Better yet, come in to the shop and we’ll show you the flies that will help you hook into fish. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have, help with gear or rental equipment, provide rigging instruction, and we’ll also point you in the right direction by offering a complimentary map of our local tributaries.

Although our specialty is guiding walk and wade trips on the beautiful North Fork of the Couer d’Alene River, we also want to make sure you are getting the best trip for your circumstances when you are in the area. If we are unable to provide the trip you are looking for we will do anything we can to help you out. We have great connections with other outfitters and guides and are more than happy to facilitate trips to other local areas by way of acting as a booking agent.

Mike Beard

Mike Beard

Guide / Owner

Mike Beard has been with Northwest Outfitters since 2006 and an owner since 2010.

Teresa Beard

Teresa Beard

Guide / OWNER

Teresa Beard, Mike’s wife, is the co-owner of Northwest Outfitters and loving mother to her young son and fly fishing prodigy, Jack.

Ryan Allen

Ryan Allen

Guide

It’s not hard to tell how much Ryan loves to fish. Spend more than 30 seconds with the guy and somehow he’ll be able to steer most conversation towards the subject.

Colby Acuff

Colby Acuff

Guide

Colby,(Aka JR.) was born and raised fishing and hunting in north Idaho.

Gregg Ford

Gregg Ford

Guide

Greg is an Army Veteran that currently resides in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho.

Garrett Skelton

Garrett Skelton

Guide

Garrett has been fortunate enough to have fished in many of our rivers, lakes and oceans in the Pacific Northwest yet still calls his home water, the North fork of the Coeur d’Alene, his favorite.

John Moore

John Moore

Guide

Raised in Idaho, I have fished the Coeur d’Alene area for 20 years and love where I live..

Colby Borley

Colby Borley

Guide

My name is Colby Borley, I was born and raised locally on the outskirts of Coeur d’ Alene in Rathdrum, Idaho.

Brian Gregg

Brian Gregg

Guide

Bryan was born in Coeur d’Alene and has spent his entire life fishing and hunting in North Idaho.

Pat Way

Pat Way

Guide

Pat Way has been with Northwest Outfitters since 1998. He is a treasure trove of fish knowledge and enjoys teaching anglers of all skill levels.

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Excellent Fishing in Less Than 30 Minutes

We are the only brick and mortar fly shop in North Idaho with permits for the upper North Fork Coeur d’Alene river. Our Idaho Outfitter permits and USDA Forest Service Permits allow us to Walk and Wade the North Fork of Couer d ‘Alene River in it’s entirety.

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