About an hour northeast of NYC near Croton Falls, the East Branch of the Croton River is known for its monster fish. The East Branch of the Croton River has two popular sections for fly fishing: East Branch Reservoir Outlet and Diverting Reservoir Outlet.
Only an hour from NYC near Croton Falls, the West Branch of the Croton River is a popular tailwater fishery known for its brown trout. The main hatches are mayfly, caddis and midges.
Northwest of Poughkeepsie near Hancock, the West Branch of the Delaware River is best known as an excellent tailwater fishery below Cannonsville reservoir. There are numerous pools and riffles with plentiful all wild trout.
Northwest of Poughkeepsie near Hancock, the East Branch of the Delaware River is best known as an excellent tailwater fishery below Pepacton reservoir. It is best known for brown trout and brook trout.
North of Poughkeepsie near Kingston, the Esopus Creek is known as a tough place to land trout, but they are wild trout! The Esopus Creek is a freestone creek running between the Schoharie Reservoir to the Ashokan Reservoir. You can expect to find some big rainbow trout and brown trout just above Ashokan Reservoir.
East of Rome near Barneveld, the West Canada Creek has 26 miles of trophy trout fly fishing stream open yearround known for brown trout up to 18 inches long. The headwaters of the West Canada Creek are in the southeastern Adirondacks in Hamilton County and are known for stocked brook trout.
West of Aspen and northeast of Basalt, the Fryingpan River is known for its huge rainbow trout in this tailwater. There are a variety of species on this river, so expect to find brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat and brook trout.
Northwest of Poughkeepsie near Woodbourne in the Catskills, the Neversink River offers amazing dry fly fishing across both its sections. The Neversink River is formed from the confluence of the East and West branches near Claryville.
Southeast of Buffalo near Arcade, the Cattaraugus Creek is a popular steelhead fishing stream. In Cattaraugus Creek (aka The Catt), the steelhead average from 5 to 8 pounds.
North of Syracuse and west of Pulaski, the Salmon River is known for the best steelhead and salmon fly fishing in the eastern US. The Salmon River flows from Pineville west to Lake Ontario near Selkirk.
Northwest of Syracuse, the Oswego River is becoming more popular with fly fishermen especially for its stocked Chinook Salmon and steelhead trout. The freestone Oswego River is formed by the confluence of the Oneida River and Seneca River just south of Phoenix.
Near Westfield, the Chautauqua Creek is popular for fly fishing the year-round steelhead, salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout. The creek runs 15 miles from southwest of Mayville on north to the confluence with Lake Erie.
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.
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