Where Is the Best Fly Fishing in US?

Fly fishing is an enjoyable and challenging way to fish for trout, bass, salmon, and other freshwater fish. However, fly fishing can be even better when you find the right spot. The United States has some of the best fly fishing in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an expert angler, you can find a great spot for fly fishing across the country.

The western US is home to some of the best fly fishing spots in the world. Montana is renowned for its blue-ribbon trout streams like the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Colorado also has many excellent rivers like the South Platte and Arkansas that hold large populations of trout. Idaho is another great destination for fly fishers with its numerous rivers like the Salmon, Snake, and Boise Rivers.

In the mid-west region of the US, Wisconsin has some of the most spectacular fly fishing opportunities in the country. Anglers will find plenty of brook trout and brown trout in streams like Pike Creek and Wolf River as well as in many of Wisconsin’s larger lakes. The northern regions of Michigan also offer excellent fly fishing opportunities with its numerous inland lakes and rivers.

The eastern US is home to some great spots for anglers such as Pennsylvania’s legendary streams like Penn’s Creek, Lehigh River, and Susquehanna River; North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains region; Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park; West Virginia’s Cheat River; Maryland’s Gunpowder Falls; New York’s Catskill Mountains; New Jersey’s Pine Barrens; Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Bay; Connecticut’s Farmington River; Vermont’s Batten Kill River.


It is clear that there are many excellent places to go fly fishing in the United States. Whether you are looking for a remote mountain stream or a bustling city river, you can find a great spot for your next fly fishing adventure. With so much variety available throughout the country, it can be difficult to decide where to go but wherever you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!

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Michael Allen