Best Missouri Fly Fishing Rivers

Missouri has 3 fly fish spots.

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Missouri is known for three cool flyfishing spots. The best Missouri fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be North Fork of the White River, Crane Creek, and Roaring River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Missouri fly fishing river or stream below.


North Fork of the White River

Near Tecumseh and east of Mountain Grove, the North Fork of the White River (aka North Fork) offers excellent fly fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout. The best section of the North Fork is the stretch running due south from Mountain Grove and, if you can find it, it is below the confluence of the double springs of North Fork and Rainbow, which add a lot of cold water.  MORE INFO

Roaring River

Southwest of Springfield and west of Branson, the Roaring River is a premier fly fishing river in Missouri. A great place for fly fishing on the Roaring River is within Roaring River State Park. The river is regularly stocked by the hatchery located within the park that is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  MORE INFO

Crane Creek

Southwest of Springfield and northwest of Crane, the Crane Creek offers fly fishing for wild McCloud Strain rainbow trout in a small-stream, spring-fed creek environment. The best section is the two mile stretch in the Wire Road Conservation Area just northwest of Crane. This section is line be sycamores on both banks to keep the water cool.  MORE INFO