North of Gunnison and northeast of Crested Butte, the upper section East River offers exciting flyfishing opportunities. You can expect to find both wild rainbow trout and brown trout.
Northeast of Lake Placid, the West Branch Ausable River is known to have the best fly fishing in New York State. This freestone fishery is highlighted by large brown trout and brook trout from 10 to 18 inches.
Northwest of Poughkeepsie near Roscoe, the Beaverkill River is a very popular freestone fly fishing river. The Beaver Kill River runs about 44 miles from the headwaters, through the Catskill Mountains down to the confluence with the East Branch Delaware River.
North of Berlin and northwest of Rangeley, the Kennebago River is highlighted by large brook trout, brown trout and some landlocked salmon. The 30 mile long Kennebago River has headwaters up near the Quebec border at Big Island Pond.
Northwest of Portland and Bethel, the Rapid River is highlighted by bountiful hatches and beautiful brook trout. Overall, the Rapid River is a 7 mile long river flowing from Lower Richardson Lake to Lake Umbagog.
Northwest of Springfield and east of Pittsfield, the Westfield River is well known for its wild populations of brown trout and brook trout. While there are actually three branches of the Westfield River, the East Branch of the Westfield River is really what most fly fishermen consider to be the "Westfield River".
East of West Yellowstone, the Madison River is well-known fly fishing destination for brown trout, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout.The hot-spring fed Madison River is popular with local fly fishermen especially in the Spring and Fall. October is a big month for both rainbow trout and brown trout.
North of Jackson and east of Big Sky, the Yellowstone River offers excellent trout fly fishing opportunities. The Yellowstone River is a long river of unparalleled in beauty.
West of Gunnison and east of Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River offers exciting fly fishing opportunities. There are few canyons as deep or as scenic as the Black Canyon.
Southwest of Casper and northeast of Rawlins, the Miracle Mile section of the North Platte River belo Seminoe Dam is very popular with fly fishermen. The North Platte River follows a 150 mile winding route through canyons and valleys.
Northeast of Manchester, the Batten Kill River is known to fly fishermen for its abundant brown trout and rainbow trout. The river starts in the Green Mountains and runs 50 miles crossing into New York.
Near Ennis, the Madison River is well-known as the states best fly fishing destination with a long season for high density trout and dramatic scenery. Expect to find plenty of other flycasters going after the big population of brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and arctic grayling. The Madison River begins in Yellowstone National Park at the confluence of the Gibbon River and the Firehole River in Hebgen Lake.
Near Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh River is a well-kept secret among local fly-fishermen. The Lehigh River Stocking Assocation has made a tremendous stocking effort and has supported projects to continually improve water quality.
Running the western boundary of Glacier National Park near Polebridge, the North Fork Flathead River provides drainage for many lakes and creeks including Bowman Lake and Kintla Lake. The North Fork Flathead River meanders through a broad, scenic valley on its way south.
|West Branch Ausable River, New York|
|South Platte River - Dream Stream|
|Fryingpan River, Colorado|
|Au Sable River, Michigan|
|North Platte River - Miracle Mile|
|Batten Kill River, New York|
|Black Canyon Of The Gunnison, Colorado|
|South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon|
|Taylor River, Colorado|
|Metolius River, Oregon|