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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45 15
San Juan River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Utah, New Mexico, Colorado

2
47 18
Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming, Montana

3
26 11
Madison River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Madison River Wyoming , Montana

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24 10
Blackfoot River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Montana

5
32 17
Henrys Fork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

6
28 14
Au Sable River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Michigan

7
22 9
Fryingpan River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Colorado

8
34 24
White River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Missouri , Arkansas

9
14 6
Gunnison River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Colorado

10
14 7
DePuy Spring Creek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

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18 11
Clark Fork is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho, Montana

12
9 3
Lamar River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Wyoming

13
11 5
Caney Fork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Tennessee

14
13 7
Pere Marquette River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

15
17 11
Deschutes River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

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11 6
Boise River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

17
14 10
Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Idaho

18
12 8
Provo 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
9 5
Ausable River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New York

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

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

23
11 8
East Gallatin River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

24
10 7
Animas River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New Mexico, Colorado

25
7 4
Willowemoc Creek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
New York