Travel 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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Bighorn River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Bighorn River Wyoming , Montana

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Alagnak River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Alagnak River Alaska , Alagnak Wild River

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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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Silver Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Silver Creek Idaho

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Tamar River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Tamar River Tasmania

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Skeena River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Skeena River British Columbia

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Au Sable River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
ehjewett@hotmail.com added Au Sable River Michigan

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Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Missouri River Omaha , Kansas City , North 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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River Erne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Erne County Donegal , County Cavan

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Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Colorado River Arizona, California, Nevada

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

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River Avon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Avon Bristol , Clifton, Bristol

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

Two Dudes Used Their Dead Best Friend’s Ashes As Bait And Caught The World’s Biggest Carp

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Vrelo Bosne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Vrelo Bosne Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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

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Namsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Namsen Nord-Trøndelag

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

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Tara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Tara Žabljak , Montenegro

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River Test is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Test Hampshire, England

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Usora is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
beneluxian added Usora

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Bosna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
beneluxian added Bosna

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Orkla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Orkla Sør-Trøndelag

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

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Göta älv is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
beneluxian added Göta älv Gothenburg , Sweden

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Beaver Kill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
ehjewett@hotmail.com added Beaver Kill New York , Rockland

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River Usk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Usk Newport , Wales

The Best Bass Fishing Tips for Wannabe Anglers

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Una is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Una Croatia

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River Itchen, Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Itchen, Hampshire Southampton , Northam, Southampton

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

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

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

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

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

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Rakitnica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Rakitnica Sarajevo

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

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

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Esla river is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Esla River 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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Futaleufú River is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Futaleufú River Argentina , Chile

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

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

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Tormes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
Tormes Spain

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River Wylye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World
River Wylye Wiltshire, England