Best Vermont Fly Fishing Rivers

Vermont has 10 fly fish spots.

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Vermont offers more than a half-dozen beautiful trout streams. The best Vermont fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Mettawee River, Batten Kill River, Walloomsac River, Dog River, and Otter Creek. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Vermont fly fishing river or stream below.

Featured FLY FISHING RIVERS

Batten Kill River

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. Many fish the Battenkill year-round due to the springs which keep it cool. It has become a mainly wild river since stocking stopped in 1971.  MORE INFO

Dog River

Near Montpelier, the Dog River is a little-known secret among fly fishermen for its trout. The Dog River is a spring-fed stream known for its evening fly fishing. The Dog River eventually merges with the Winooski River near Montpelier. You can expect to find brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout.  MORE INFO

Otter Creek

South of Burlington near Middlebury, the Otter Creek is a little known fly fishing gem. The Otter Creek starts near Rutland and runs north through Middlebury on the way to the Lake Champlain confluence.  MORE INFO

Winooski River

Southeast of Burlington near Waterbury, the Winooski River is a premier trout stream. It starts up in the Green Mountains and flows northeast to the Lake Champlain confluence. When fly fishing on the Winooski River, you can expect to find brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout.  MORE INFO

Lamoille River

Northeast of Burlington near Morrisville, the Lamoille River is a highly productive trout fishing stream. The Lamoille River runs through Vermont countryside and ends at the confluence with Lake Champlain. You can expect to find wild and stocked brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout.  MORE INFO

New Haven River

The New Haven River is a very clear, cold stream that is popular for fly fishing. You can expect to find plentiful rainbow trout and brook trout.  MORE INFO

White River

Northeast of Hartford near Bethel, the White River is popular for fly fishing. The free-flowing White River starts in the Green mountains and runs 60 miles through Granville and Hancock on the way to the Connecticut River confluence.  MORE INFO