Some of the world’s best fly fishing is located within the borders of the United States. There’s trout and steelhead out West, Salmon in Alaska, tarpon and bass in Florida, and muskie and pike in the Midwest: the country definitely has some exciting fishing opportunities. And when you consider the abundance of public lands and access, you can easily spend a lifetime exploring the waters while fly fishing. Need help deciding where to go first? Here are some of the best fly-fishing spots across the U.S.
Montana has no shortage of great trout rivers, but Dillon, in particular, is an incredible location. It has the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers as the home waters, while the Jefferson and Ruby Rivers make for easy day trips. Spring, summer, and fall all offer excellent opportunities to chase big brown and rainbow trout on several famous fisheries. Stop by the Frontier Anglers Fly Shop for the latest reports and flies that are producing the notoriously selective trout on the Beaverhead River. Montana also has great hiking and plenty of other adventures to enjoy outdoors.