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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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Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Yellowstone River Wyoming, Montana

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Henrys Fork is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Henrys Fork Idaho

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

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San Juan River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
San Juan River Utah, New Mexico, Colorado

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White River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
White River Missouri , Arkansas

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Clark Fork is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Clark Fork Idaho, Montana

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

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DePuy Spring Creek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing

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Au Sable River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Au Sable River Michigan

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Russian River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Russian River Alaska

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

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Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Salmon River Idaho

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

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

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

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Animas River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Animas River New Mexico, Colorado

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Ausable River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Ausable River New York

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Boise River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Boise River Idaho

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Gibbon Falls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Gibbon Falls Wyoming

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

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Firehole River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Firehole River Wyoming

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

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

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Lee's Ferry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Lee's Ferry Arizona

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French Broad River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
French Broad River North Carolina, Tennessee

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Root River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Root River Minnesota

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Ruby River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Ruby River Montana

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Willowemoc Creek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Willowemoc Creek New York

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Caney Fork is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Caney Fork Tennessee

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

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Yellow Breeches Creek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Yellow Breeches Creek Pennsylvania

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Lamar River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Lamar River Wyoming

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Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Arkansas River Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas

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Pit River is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Pit River California

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Swift River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Swift River New Hampshire

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Carmans River is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Carmans River New York

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Fishing Creek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Fishing Creek Pennsylvania

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Androscoggin River is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Androscoggin River New Hampshire, Maine

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

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Truckee River is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Truckee River California, Nevada

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Pigeon River is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Pigeon River Minnesota, Ontario

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Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added Rogue River Oregon , Gold Beach

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North Umpqua River is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
JasonThompson added North Umpqua River Oregon

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Kern River is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Kern River California

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Millers River is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Millers River New Hampshire, Massachusetts

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Rio Grande is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Rio Grande Colorado, New Mexico, Texas

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Tellico River is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Tellico River North Carolina, Tennessee

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Savage River is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Savage River Maryland

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Connetquot River is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Connetquot River New York

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Huron River is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Rivers for Fly Fishing
Huron River Michigan