What Country Is Fly Fishing Most Popular?

Fly fishing is a type of fishing that has been around for centuries and is still popular today. It is an angling technique that involves the use of artificial fly lures to catch fish in freshwater and saltwater. The angler casts the fly using either a single-handed or double-handed rod, and uses various techniques to present the fly to the fish.

Fly fishing has become especially popular in recent years, due in part to its effectiveness as a method of catching fish. There are many different types of flies used, from dry flies to streamers, each designed for different species of fish and conditions. Fly fishermen also use specialized techniques such as nymphing, streamer fishing, wet fly swing, and dry fly presentation.

The popularity of fly fishing varies from country to country. In the United States and Canada, it is particularly popular with anglers who prefer to Target trout or salmon in rivers or streams.

In Europe, it’s more common among anglers who prefer stillwater fisheries or sea trout rivers. In New Zealand and Australia, it’s mainly used for Targeting brown trout in rivers and streams. In Japan, it’s highly popular due to its effectiveness when Targeting freshwater species such as rainbow trout and charr.

In South America, fly fishing is becoming increasingly popular with anglers Targeting both saltwater and freshwater species including bonefish, permit, tarpon, peacock bass and dorado.


Fly fishing is one of the most popular forms of angling around the world and its popularity varies from country to country. In North America it’s particularly popular with anglers Targeting trout or salmon in rivers or streams; while in Europe stillwaters are preferred by many fishermen. Meanwhile New Zealanders tend to favour brown trout rivers; while Australians Target both fresh-and saltwater varieties such as bonefish and dorado.

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Daniel Bennet