Fly fishing is an excellent way to relax and get up close and personal with nature’s beauty. The good news is, there are plenty of beautiful spots around the world that offer the best fishing experience. Even better, you can find a lot of these places in the United States. We’ve compiled a list of a few best fly-fishing spots in the U.S.—check them out!
Florida Keys, FL
One of the best year-round fly-fishing destinations in the States, the Florida Keys has it all. The area, in general, is known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Specifically, Juniper Inlet is one of the best places for saltwater fly-fishing. Fishermen will find sizable fish just about anywhere, whether that be in a quiet pond or a city-side canal. You can find bonefish, redfish, snook, largemouth bass, and so much more—it’s a paradise for anglers.
Henry’s Fork, ID
Henry’s Fork resides on Snake River and acts as the river’s power source. As such, it’s one of the best places for fly fishing. It’s full of rainbow trout waiting for you to pluck them out from the waters—it’s perfect for those just learning the craft. This area of Idaho is breathtaking, with some of the most classic and beautiful scenery of the state on full display. It’s a great place to begin a fly-fishing career.
Colorado, in general, is a magnificent place to fly-fish, but in particular, we love the serenity of Telluride. There are few rivers and streams to choose from, but the San Miguel River is the most popular and the most beautiful. It’s one of the last free-flowing, untamed rivers in Colorado and allows the opportunity to catch brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. If you’re a beginner, there are also plenty of guides who will help you get on your feet and let out a perfect cast.
One of North America’s prime fly-fishing areas for large trout, Bozeman’s waters are highly productive. The insect hatchings are copious year-round, attracting hundreds of fish to the area. Head to Bighorn River for some of the best fly-fishing in the state. We recommend waiting until the fall to visit, as the summer is quite crowded. Trust us—it’s well worth the wait.
You may not think that New York is the best places for fishing if you’re a beginner, but a lot of the best anglers out there know that New York offers numerous fishing spots. Found at the east end of the Long Island peninsula, Montauk is an unbelievable spot for fly-fishing. Visit in late fall when huge schools of baitfish bring in tons of striped bass, albacore, and blues. You won’t want to miss out.
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