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List of best places in the US for fly fishing. What are the top American states for fly fishing? This list ranks the best fly fishing destinations in the US, from lakes and rivers to small streams and ponds across America. Fly fishing is a fun and challenging alternative to traditional fishing. 

Fly fishing differs from traditional fishing with a specific angling method that gives the sport its name. Fly fishing uses a lightweight fly or a similar lure to catch fish. With the weight distributed differently, casting is altered. Fly fishing can be done in both salt and fresh water. The most popular types of fish caught fly fishing famously include salmon and trout. Many different types of fish, such as bass and carp, are also caught using the fly fishing technique. 

Fly fishing is an incredibly rewarding type of fishing because it combines skill and artistry to master. Fly fishing is rich in history and has been recorded in time since the early third century. Fly fishing requires a sort of passion, and many delight in the solitude of the fly fishing experience. Even though the name suggests that flies be used as lures, many artificial lures that mimic the weightlessness of flies have been developed to attract fish. Artificial flies can be made from feathers, fur and hair and come in different colors, shapes and patterns. 

What are the best places for fly fishing? This list ranks the top states for fly fishers. 

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Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Wyoming 1890-06-10

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Montana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Montana 1889-11-08

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Alaska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Alaska 1959-01-03

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Colorado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Colorado 1876-08-01

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Michigan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Michigan 1837-01-26

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Idaho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Idaho 1890-07-03

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Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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Oregon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Oregon 1859-02-14

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Washington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Washington 1889-11-11

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Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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Maine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Maine 1820-03-15

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Utah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Utah 1896-01-04

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West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
West Virginia 1863-06-20

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New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
New Hampshire 1788-06-21

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Florida is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Florida 1845-03-03

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California is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
California 1850-09-09

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Arizona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Arizona 1912-02-14

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Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Wisconsin 1848-05-29

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Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

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Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Connecticut 1788-01-09

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Virginia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Virginia 1788-06-25

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New York is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
New York 1788-07-26

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Ohio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Ohio 1803-03-01

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Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
South Carolina 1788-04-23

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Georgia 1788-01-02

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New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
New Mexico 1912-01-06

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North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
North Carolina 1789-11-21

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Maryland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Maryland 1788-04-25

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Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Kentucky 1792-06-01

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Texas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Texas 1845-12-29

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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Alabama 1819-12-14

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New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
New Jersey 1787-12-18

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Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing
Louisiana 1812-04-30