Best US Fly Fishing

US has 38 fly fish spots.

  June 17, 2022

The fly fishing in US is well known worldwide. There are numerous US fly fishing rivers that are worth checking out. Select one of the regions below to get additional information.

Where Can I Fly Fish In US?

FEATURED:  Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

  Montrose, Colorado

  April 26, 2020

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. This canyon offers 26 miles of Gold Medal fishing waters according to the State due to high trout population. The upper 13 miles of the river are within the Black Canyon National Monument, while the later 13 miles are within the Gunnison Gorge.

FEATURED:  Piru Creek


  June 28, 2016

North of Los Angeles and Castaic, Piru Creek is well known for trout fly fishing. One of the best sections is the catch-and-release area below Pyramid Dam. This section runs for three miles down to Frenchmans Flat. There is relatively easy access at Frenchmans Flat on Piru Creek where the rainbow trout is stocked in the late summer.

FEATURED:  Taylor River

  Gunnison, Colorado

  March 21, 2022

North of Gunnison and east of Almont, the Taylor River offers exciting flyfishing opportunities. The Taylor River is usually considered in two sections divided by the Taylor Park Reservoir. The upper section of the Taylor River is above the reservoir to the headwaters, and the lower section is below the dam to the confluence with the East River.

FEATURED:  Lehigh River

  Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

  April 16, 2017

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. It is a western style trout fishery. While many stretches are wadable, the best way to attack the Lehigh River for fly fishing is by drift boat. Expect strong fish and fast currents.

FEATURED:  Little Lehigh Creek


  April 16, 2017

Near Allentown, the Little Lehigh Creek runs through the Allentown park system to the delight of local fly fishermen. Plan to go after brown trout and brook trout with small flies and fine tippets. The Little Lehigh Creek is a scenic spring-fed limestone stream. The headwaters are in Berks County near Woodside Avenue.

FEATURED:  South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon


  September 14, 2018

Southwest of Denver near Deckers, the South Platte River has a 21 mile stretch of amazing trout fishing waters near Cheesman Canyon below Cheesman Dam. This is a world class trout fly fishing area of riffles, pockets and pools. It is a boulder filled canyon that offers exceptional wilderness fishing opportunties.

FEATURED:  South Platte River - Dream Stream


  March 24, 2018

West of Denver in the South Park valley, the Dream Stream Section of the South Platte River is a tailwater stretch known for rainbow trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout. The Dream Stream Section is a 5.5 mile stretch below the Spinney Mountain Reservoir. This river is very popular and can get crowded with fly fisherman chasing after the rainbows averaging 17 inches long. The Dream Stream is mostly 30 feet wide and is pretty slow running, so it makes for easy wading.

FEATURED:  Big Creek


  July 11, 2016

The Big Creek runs 30 miles eastward through the Frank Church Wilderness-Of-No-Return to the confluence with the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This catch-and-release river is known for its west-slope cutthroat trout, many above 14 inches. Access is provided from the headwaters, and a trail runs the northern shore for its entire length descending from 6,000 feet down to 3,500 feet at the confluence.

FEATURED:  Saco River

  New Hampshire

  June 25, 2016

North of Conway in the scenic Mt Washington valley, the Saco River is lesser well-known but has good fly fishing opportunities. The Saco River starts at Saco Lake in Crawford Notch and runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It is well-stocked, and known for brook trout and rainbow trout. The main fishing section is from...

FEATURED:  Housatonic River

  Hartford, Connecticut

  August 9, 2016

Near Hartford and West Cornwall, the Housatonic River is a fly fishing haven. Expect to find hungry rainbow trout, but picky brown trout where patience is required. The best section ranges upstream from the SR112/7 bridge near Lookout Point to downstream near the Cornwall Bridge. This 7 mile stretch, the Cornwall Trout Management Area is an excellent trout stream passing through a rural farming valley. With patience, you may find some 18" wild trout. The Housatonic River is famous for two particular fly fishing sections, including...