In eastern Idaho, the Henrys Fork of the Snake River is arguably the most famous fly fishing river in the USA. It is known for huge wild rainbow trout and for its amazing hatches.
Passing through the village of Vail, the Gore Creek is a popular choice with local fly fisherman. It is a designated Gold Medal trout fishery by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Near Aspen, the Roaring Fork of the Colorado River starts at Independence Pass and flow down through Aspen to Glenwood Springs. This 75 mile river has many fishing opportunties and most of it is wadable.
North of Gunnison and east of Almont, the Taylor River is well known by local fly fisherman for it's rainbow trout and brown trout. The Taylor River fly fishing is considered to be very exciting with many scenic vistas and easy access points.
Southwest of Gunnison and north of Lake City, the fly fishing on the Lake Fork Of The Gunnison River is highlighted by its brown trout and rainbow trout. Draining the northeastern San Juan mountains, the entire 29 mile section down to the Blue Mesa Reservoir is open to fly fishing.
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.
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|West Branch Ausable River, New York|
|South Platte River - Dream Stream|
|Au Sable River, Michigan|
|Batten Kill River, New York|
|Black Canyon Of The Gunnison, Colorado|
|Fryingpan River, Colorado|
|North Platte River - Miracle Mile|
|Taylor River, Colorado|
|South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon|