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.
|West Branch Ausable River, New York|
|Fryingpan River, Colorado|
|South Platte River - Dream Stream|
|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|