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The Best Fly Fishing Rivers in the World

List RulesVote up the top rivers in the world for fly fishing

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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    Bow River

    Alberta
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    23
    10

    Skeena River

    British Columbia
  • 15
    8
    Alaska , Alagnak Wild River
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    4
    1

    North Platte River

    Wyoming , Colorado
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    14
    Wyoming , Montana
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    15
    Utah , New Mexico
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    10
    6

    River Test

    Hampshire, England
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    3
    1

    South Platte River

    Colorado , Nebraska
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    11
    8

    Neretva

    Croatia , Mostar
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    11
  • 5
    3
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    2
    2

    Orange River

  • 13
    6
    7

    River Avon

    Bristol , Clifton
  • 14
    4
    5

    Pliva

    Bosnia
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    9
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    8
    County Donegal , County Cavan
  • 17
    1
    2

    Zambezi River

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    21
    Omaha , Kansas City
  • 19
    4
    6

    Futaleufú River

    Argentina , Chile
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    6
    9

    River Itchen, Hampshire

    Southampton , Northam
  • 21
    6
    9

    Una

    Croatia
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    5
    8

    Traun

    Austria
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    8
    Tasmania
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    3
    5

    Vrelo Bosne

    Bosnia and Herzegovina