The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

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What are the top river destinations for fly fishing in the world? This list ranks the best fly fishing rivers on earth. Though fly fishing is largely associated with North American fishing, fly fishing has been introduced in other parts of the world including Spain, Europe, South America, and Asia, and all these countries have beautiful rivers that provide excellent fly fishing. 

In Europe, fly fishing rivers are plentiful in Spain and Great Britain though the two countries aren't often thought of as some of the world's best fly fishing destinations. In Spain, however, the Pyrenees Mountains offer some of the best Spanish rivers for salmon and trout fly fishing. And fly fishing in England is a must for a classic, quaint, countryside fishing experience.

Different countries offer diverse fly fishing experiences. Trout is a popular fly fishing species including the rainbow trout and the brown trout. Another top fly fishing species is the river bass, and carp is popular among more advanced fly fishers since they are larger and can be a trickier catch. 

What are some of the best fly fishing rivers in the world? Cast your votes below for the best rivers around the world that offer unforgettable fly fishing experiences.
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    Omaha, Kansas City, North America

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    Utah, New Mexico, Colorado

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    South America

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    Tasmania

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    County Donegal, County Cavan

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    Arizona, California, Nevada

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    Neretva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Neretva Croatia, Mostar, Herzegovina

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    Wyoming, Montana

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    Alaska, Alagnak Wild River

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    Tara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Tara Žabljak, Montenegro

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    Vrelo Bosne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Vrelo Bosne Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    Drina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Drina Serbia

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    Rakitnica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Rakitnica Sarajevo

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    Vrbas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

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    Vrbas

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    Usora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

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    Usora

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    Göta älv is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

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    Göta älv Gothenburg, Sweden

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    Bosna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

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    Bosna

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    River Usk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    River Usk Newport, Wales

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    Una is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Una Croatia

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    Traun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Traun Austria

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    River Avon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    River Avon Bristol, Clifton, Bristol

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    Tusket River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Tusket River Nova Scotia

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    Najerilla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Najerilla Spain

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    Sana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Sana Bosnia

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    Piva is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Piva Montenegro

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    Namsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Namsen Nord-Trøndelag

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    Orkla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Orkla Sør-Trøndelag

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    Pliva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Pliva Bosnia

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    Ourthe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Ourthe Belgium

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    Futaleufú River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Futaleufú River Argentina, Chile

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    Gaula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Gaula Norway

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    Skeena River is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Skeena River British Columbia

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    Esla River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Esla River Spain

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    River Itchen, Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    River Itchen, Hampshire Southampton, Northam, Southampton

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    Saja is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Saja Cantabria

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    Tana River is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Tana River Finnmark

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    Tormes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Tormes Spain

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    Pisuerga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Pisuerga Spain

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    River Test is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    River Test Hampshire, England

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    Altaelva is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    Altaelva Norway

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    River Wylye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

    River Wylye Wiltshire, England

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