America’s Best Trout Streams

Welcome to the Fly Fishing Reporter Guide to America's Best Trout Streams. Each of our state fly fishing guides includes an interactive Google map detailing access to the best trout streams, real-time USGS stream gauge data and information on how to fish each stream. Click on a state map or link below to start your journey!

Arizona | ArkansasCalifornia | Colorado | Connecticut | Georgia | Iowa | Idaho | Kentucky | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Missouri | Montana | North Carolina | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont |Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Fly Fishing US National Parks

Many of the National Parks in the US offer excellent fly fishing, in particular for trout. If you are interested in exploring fly fishing in our National Parks, check out our national park fly fishing guides listed below.

Fly Fishing Featured Destinations

There are a few regions in the US that are better defined by geography than state lines or park boundaries. Fly fishing guides we have available to some of the more infamous fly fishing destinations are listed below.

 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYGSPPl_mc In this episode of What Would Hank Do (WWHD), Hank Patterson shares his profound thoughts on the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Snap It! Hambone! Now that there is funny!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIM-rv1JK10 In this fly tying tutorial, Tim Cammisa discuss the procedures and techniques to tie the Biot Stonefly Nymph, while also giving an overview on stoneflies. The fly in this tutorial is variant of Scott Sanchez’s “Biot Stone” and Curtis Fry’s “Twitchy Chicken Stonefly.” By combining key elements of both, the Biot Stonefly Nymph is…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_38QzmmlgM Tim Cammisa provides a mini-dissertation on Scuds and demonstrates how to tie an Olive Scud Nymph in this fly tying video tutorial. If you fish limestone or ‘Spring’ creeks where scuds are prolific then you’ll want to have a good supply of these nymphs on hand. Aside from showing the materials and methods for…

 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzep7c411kQ Spring Fishing on Rapid Creek has been spectacular, as well as all throughout the rest of the Black Hills area! Dry Fly fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. Get out while it’s good! Filmed and Edited by Ryan Gabert Music – Mystery Pills “Fashion Forward”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIelGE5kJ6M Tightline Productions shows us how sharpen a so it will cut thread. I looked high and low for a whip finish tool with a sharpened end like the one used in Tightline Productions fly tying videos, now I know why I couldn’t find one! If you don’t already have one and you want to…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MenaLxxa_LY Fly Fish Food held the first ever Virtual Vise fly tying session last week that was broadcast live on YouTube Events and Google Hangouts. It’s a pretty neat concept akin to an in-person fly tying class only held on the internet. As you will see folks can interact with each other and ask question…

 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlPWuVa4O8 Ryan Gabert from Dakota Angler & Outfitter shows you how to tie up a Tungsten G-String Worm (a San Juan Worm variant). This a great producer locally for them in South Dakota, as well as on other streams and rivers throughout the west. Tie up a few and use them, you won’t be disappointed!

 
 
 
 
 

Every wonder what a trout stream really looks like? Not to you and I, but to a fish. Find out in this underwater exploration of the South Branch Raritan River near Califon, NJ. In stunning clarity, videographer Tim Flagler captures the essence of a trout stream, the bug life!. Early Black Stones, Isonychia, rhyacophila caddis…