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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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Alagnak River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Alagnak River Alaska , Alagnak Wild River

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Bighorn River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Bighorn River Wyoming , Montana

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San Juan River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
San Juan River Utah , New Mexico , Colorado

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Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Missouri River Omaha , Kansas City , North America

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River Erne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Erne County Donegal , County Cavan

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Tamar River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Tamar River Tasmania

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

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Amazon River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Amazon River South America

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Neretva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Neretva Croatia , Mostar , Herzegovina

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Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Colorado River Arizona, California, Nevada

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

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

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

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Göta älv is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Göta älv Gothenburg , Sweden

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

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River Usk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Usk Newport , Wales

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

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River Avon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Avon Bristol , Clifton, Bristol

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Vrelo Bosne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Vrelo Bosne Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Tusket River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Tusket River Nova Scotia

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

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

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

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

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

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Namsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Namsen Nord-Trøndelag

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Orkla is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Esla river is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Esla River Spain

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

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

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

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

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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