Best Massachusetts Fly Fishing Rivers

Massachusetts has 4 fly fish spots.

  April 30, 2020

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Massachusetts is known for four scenic fly streams and rivers. The best Massachusetts fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Swift River, Deerfield River, Westfield River, and Essex River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Massachusetts fly fishing river or stream below.

Where Can I Fly Fish In Massachusetts?

FEATURED:  Swift River


  September 14, 2018

Near Belchertown, the Swift River is a popular tailwater fly fishery. The best section is below Quabbin Reservoir (Windsor Dam) to SR9. This stretch is an excellent catch-and-release zone for fly fishing only. The cold tailwater make for outstanding year-round fishing.

FEATURED:  Westfield River


  April 30, 2020

The Westfield River is well known for its wild populations of brown trout and brook trout. There are three branches of the Westfield River, and each is worth exploring. The river is considered one of the most beautiful in Massachusetts. One the better access locations for fly fishing on the Westfield River is

FEATURED:  Essex River


  July 20, 2016

Northeast of Boston and west of Gloucester, the Essex River is popular with fly fishermen. The Essex River is mainly a tidal river that is part of the Great Marsh System. a great time for fly fishing on the Essex River is...