We Know: Where to Go for a Fly Fishing Vacation

Fly Fishing Vacations

Fly-fishing is more popular than ever and as the sport grows, so too does the worldwide availability of equipment. In addition, the number of resorts and getaways catering to those who enjoy fly fishing is also on the increase. It used to be that fly fishing was mostly limited to freshwater streams, but now it's enjoyed all over the world in freshwater and salt water.

Fly Fishing Options

You have many choices when it comes to fly fishing. Here are several of them:

  • Saltwater or freshwater, stream or river, lake, or ocean: These choices largely depend on the type of fish you're interested in.
  • Catch and release or keep: Many anglers prefer to catch and release in an effort to sustain fish levels while others fish for subsistence or to enjoy the experience of eating fresh fish that they caught themselves.
  • Game fish and smaller, non-game fish: Both big game fishing and small stream fishing can be exciting.
  • Guided or non-guided fishing: Hire an expert to offer you pointers and take you to the best places to catch fish, or go by yourself and fish on your own.
  • Fly out or on location: Some fishing lodges are in remote areas accessible only by floatplane or boat. Others are reachable by vehicle.

Locations to Go Fly Fishing

Though fly fishing is enjoyed in many thousands of locations, here are several popular destinations for fly fishing and the types of fish you can expect to find:

  1. Scotland, United Kingdom: Pike, Scottish rainbow, brown and blue trout.
  2. Alaska, U.S.A.: Salmon and char.
  3. Yukon Territory, Canada: Salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and pike.
  4. Bimini, Bahamas: Tarpon, bonefish, permit, marlin, tuna, shark, and sailfish.
  5. Florida, U.S.A.: Bonefish, shark, tarpon, tuna, and marlin.
  6. Dunedin, New Zealand Brown trout.
  7. Reykjavik, Iceland: Salmon, brown trout, and char.

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