Bodies Of Water The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing  

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What are the best rivers for fly fishing in America? This list ranks the most popular fly fishing waters in the United States. The U.S. is known for having premier fly fishing rivers across the country, especially in the many U.S. national parks that are open to the public. Here are some of the best US rivers for fly fishing.

In almost every state in the U.S., there are great fly fishing waters. From California to New York, New Mexico, and Missouri, there are plenty of rivers for fly fishing in the United States. In Colorado, the town of Glenwood Springs offers some of the best fly fishing in the America with the Fryingpan River and Gunnison River close by and fabulous sunshine nearly year-round. Colorado is a great fly fishing destination for trout fishing as well.

Another top American fly fishing destination is the popular Ozarks in Arkansas, also for trout fishers. In Michigan, salmon and carp reign supreme for fly fishing enthusiasts. Michigan rivers are also plentiful with trout, bass, carp, and panfish.

Fly fishing can be an inexpensive outdoor activity since the best fly fishing waters are located in many of the small towns across America with cozy human populations, yet dense fishing communities. Places like Montana or Wisconsin are also some of the top destinations for fly fishermen to visit, with excellent fly fishing rivers. Cast your votes for the best U.S. fly fishing rivers below.
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36 12
San Juan River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Utah, New Mexico, Colorado

2
41 18
Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming, Montana

3
23 8
Madison River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Madison River Wyoming , Montana

4
26 13
Au Sable River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Michigan

5
29 16
Henrys Fork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

6
21 10
Blackfoot River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Montana

7
31 23
White River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Missouri , Arkansas

8
16 9
Fryingpan River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Colorado

9
12 6
Gunnison River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Colorado

10
13 7
Pere Marquette River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

11
17 11
Clark Fork is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho, Montana

12
12 7
DePuy Spring Creek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

13
16 11
Deschutes River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

14
9 4
Firehole River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming

15
8 3
Lamar River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming

16
14 10
Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

17
11 7
Provo River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

18
11 7
East Gallatin River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

19
11 7
Russian River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Alaska

20
10 6
Boise River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

21
9 5
Ausable River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New York

22
9 5
Boulder River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Montana

23
10 7
Animas River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New Mexico, Colorado

24
8 5
Caney Fork is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Tennessee

25
7 4
Ruby River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Montana

26
7 4
Willowemoc Creek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New York

27
6 4
Root River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Minnesota

28
6 4
Gibbon Falls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming

29
7 6
Dukes Creek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Georgia

30
6 5
Holston River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Virginia

31
5 4
Truckee River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Truckee River California, Nevada

32
4 3
Huron River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Michigan

33
4 3
Pigeon River is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Minnesota, Ontario

34
3 2
Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Oregon , Gold Beach

35
8 8
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas

36
7 7
Pit River is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
California

37
6 6
French Broad River is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
North Carolina, Tennessee

38
6 6
Lee's Ferry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Lee's Ferry Arizona

39
5 5
Lackawaxen River is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Lackawaxen River Pennsylvania

40
4 4
Savage River is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Savage River Maryland

41
4 4
Swift River is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New Hampshire

42
4 4
Connecticut River is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Connecticut River Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont

43
4 4
Androscoggin River is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New Hampshire, Maine

44
3 3
Connetquot River is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New York

45
3 3
Nissequogue River is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

46
3 3
Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Omaha , Kansas City , North America

47
2 2
Whitewater River is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Minnesota

48
2 2
Umpqua River is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Umpqua River Oregon , Reedsport

49
2 2
North Umpqua River is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added North Umpqua River Oregon

50
1 1
Clearwater River is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Clearwater River Washington