America The Best US States for Fly Fishing  

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List of best places in the US for fly fishing. What are the top American states for fly fishing? This list ranks the best fly fishing destinations in the US, from lakes and rivers to small streams and ponds across America. Fly fishing is a fun and challenging alternative to traditional fishing. 

Fly fishing differs from traditional fishing with a specific angling method that gives the sport its name. Fly fishing uses a lightweight fly or a similar lure to catch fish. With the weight distributed differently, casting is altered. Fly fishing can be done in both salt and fresh water. The most popular types of fish caught fly fishing famously include salmon and trout. Many different types of fish, such as bass and carp, are also caught using the fly fishing technique. 

Fly fishing is an incredibly rewarding type of fishing because it combines skill and artistry to master. Fly fishing is rich in history and has been recorded in time since the early third century. Fly fishing requires a sort of passion, and many delight in the solitude of the fly fishing experience. Even though the name suggests that flies be used as lures, many artificial lures that mimic the weightlessness of flies have been developed to attract fish. Artificial flies can be made from feathers, fur and hair and come in different colors, shapes and patterns. 

What are the best places for fly fishing? This list ranks the top states for fly fishers. 
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Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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57 39
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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33 29
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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35 36
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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28 34
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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22 27
Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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22 30
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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16 23
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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19 28
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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Michigan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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16 25
Utah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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18 28
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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15 25
Maine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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19 31
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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18 30
Florida is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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25 41
California is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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14 25
New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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18 31
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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15 28
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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10 21
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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16 31
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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14 29
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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15 31
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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6 17
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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10 24
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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6 18
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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7 20
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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6 20
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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7 22
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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Maryland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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5 21
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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8 32
Texas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US States for Fly Fishing