Top 5 Fly Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

Solitude, serenity, and walking through fish-filled waters — this is what fly-fishing dreams are made of. With stunning views and enough fish for both you and your friends, these five destinations in the U.S. are worth booking your tickets for a week of guided or self-guided fishing bliss.

Umpqua River

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The North Umpqua River in Oregon boasts 32 miles of fly only water that is crystal clear, and encompasses some of the most challenging steelhead races in the world. Whether you’re fishing salmon, steelhead, or sea-run cutthroat, this river will invite you back, and test your skills, time and time again.

Manistee River

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Michigan’s Manistee River boasts a whole host of fish including trout in the upper sections, bass in the middle sections, and steelhead and salmon below Tippy dam. Most anglers choose to bring a boat below the dam due to tough wading.

Situk River

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In the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska, runs an 18-mile river, and it is packed with fish that react to almost anything. With great fishing in April and May, and again in November, you can hit up the Situk River twice a year, and catch some of the biggest fish of your angling career.

Arkansas River


The Arkansas traverses the length of Colorado providing ample opportunity across the state for excellent angling. Here at Arkansas River Tours, we offer a variety of half day, evening, and multi-day fishing trips for those wishing to float, wade, or camp.

Yellowstone Park


There are plenty of options for anglers in Yellowstone Park. The Firehole River may be the most unique as it flows through Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic spring. The trout and wildlife are plentiful, and the experience is unmatched.

If you love fishing as much as we do, we hope to see you on the Arkansas River, soon!