Top 10 Fly Fishing Destinations In The World

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Are you an ardent fisherman or just planning to visit some amazing fishing spots during your vacation? In this article, you will find the best destinations for fly fishing that are really worth seeing.

Fly fishing is becoming more and more popular all over the world. It’s a new experience, new challenges, and exciting emotions. If you have never tried fly fishing, you should definitely take your rod and try it. It is different from traditional fishing and so thrilling.

If you want to enjoy fly fishing to the fullest, you should go to the best destinations where you can plunge into the beauty of nature. It is like to kill two birds with a stone. You will feel the groove from fly fishing and enjoy the nature.

Our planet is so big and so beautiful and it is a pleasure to explore it. There are so many marvelous places that are worth visiting and it is hard to select just a few best spots. Tastes differ.  So you can always find something better for you. But if you want to know the best destinations for fly fishing, we recommend you to visit these top 10 spots. They are definitely must-see for everyone.

Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Jupiter Inlet, Florida

The Jupiter Inlet is one of the most beloved spots for fishermen from all over the world. If you visit Florida, you must definitely go there to get incredible impressions. The Jupiter Inlet offers lots of different species of fish all year round. If you travel there in summer, you can find the following fish as wahoo, AJ, blackfin, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, pompano, mahi mahi,  tarpon, and snook. In spring you can fish spinner sharks, cobia and jumbo jack crevalle. In winter and fall, there are still lots of options, though the weather conditions outside the Inlet can be a bit tricky. Anyway, the Jupiter Inlet always has a variety of fish even for the most demanding fisherman.

Furthermore, you can enjoy amazing nature with lots of equestrian, bicycle, and hiking trails.

Montauk, New York

Montauk, New York

Fishermen who live in New York have a great opportunity to fish at the Montauk Harbor. This fly fishing destination is on Long Island and offers a choice between inshore and offshore fishing trips. From the middle of spring through the middle of summer, anglers go to the shallow flats around Gardiner’s Island and Peconic Bay in search of bluefish and stripers. In fall, you can enjoy watching an incredible “movie” of flocks of bluefish, striped bass, and false albacore that crash against the surface near Montauk. In addition, experienced guides will show you the best places in these waters. If you don’t have fishing accessories, you can buy them at the Harbor. Here you can find everything at a reasonable price.

Alphonse Island, the Seychelles

Alphonse Island, the Seychelles

Alphonse Island in the Seychelles is a world-class resort and popular destinations for fly-fishing. It is located about 1000 miles from the eastern coast of Africa. But such a long trip is worth your time and money. The reward will be awesome.

Fishing in the Indian Ocean is different. What can you find here? Alphonse Island can boast about bonefish, permit and exotic game fish such as trevally and milkfish. Experienced anglers will show you how to catch milkfish in a fly. It seems that milkfish have own rules near the Seychelles, so you will need some practice.

Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth, Western Australia

Australian waters are full of a variety of amazing fish. Since the continent is washed by three oceans, you have a choice where to go fishing and which species to catch. You will undoubtedly have an unforgettable experience.

The Pacific Ocean in the western part of Australia gives a variety of trophies for fishermen. Exmouth with its extensive, pristine flats is a paradise for fly-fishing enthusiasts who can find hordes of bonefish, permit, queenfish, milkfish, giant trevally and much more inshore game fish. If you choose offshore fishing, you will have a chance to fish black marlin, yellowfin tuna, and sailfish.

Coastal Marshes, Louisiana

Coastal Marshes, Louisiana

Coastal Marshes in Louisiana offer long miles of fishing area for those anglers who come here to the fish. This destination has lots of channels, creeks, streams, bayous, and ponds where you can find a wide variety of fish. Louisiana guides are always at your disposal. They can take you on their boats and skiffs to amazing floating resorts where you can enjoy either inshore or offshore fishing options.

Fly fishing is popular here all year round but fall and spring are the most productive seasons for red fishing.

Alagnak River, Bristol Bay, Alaska

Alagnak River, Bristol Bay, Alaska

Alaska is rich in a variety of fish for fly fishers. First of all, it is a famous spot for fishing salmon. You can find 5 species of salmon here: chinook salmon, coho salmon, keta, pink salmon, and sockeye salmon. It is possible to come here all year round. However, the most favorable time for fly fishing is the spawning season. In the summer, salmon prefer to spawn in the Alagnak River in the Bristol Bay. This is also an excellent environment for other species. Besides fly fishing, you will enjoy a stunning wildlife of the Alagnak River. This place is definitely worth visiting and you will probably come back here again.

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mrxico

Loreto is another great destination for fly fishing. It has everything to give you lots of opportunities and to make your fly-fishing experience unforgettable. Loreto is washed by the Gulf of California and has rocky, current-swept islands with reefs that ensure action on the fly from amberjack, yellowtail, white seabass, roosters, snappers, dorado, and much more. Furthermore, this place has picturesque sceneries and it is rather attractive for fishermen because fishing there is inexpensive.  It is also easy to get to this destination – just take a plane from LA to Loreto airport. Local guides will meet you and help with everything you need.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs is a beloved fishing destination for anglers. Don’t worry if you are a fly fishing beginner since you will find lots of experienced fly fishers here. They will help you and you will master fly fishing in a few days. Local fishermen say that in this place everyone can find something for himself. There are plenty of fish for every taste. You can catch brookies, browns, cutthroats, rainbow trout and much more. If you want, you can also rent a fishing boat and enjoy amazing views of Glenwood Springs.

Ixtapa, Guatemala

Ixtapa, Guatemala

Ixtapa is a place that offers fly-rodders the number of shots at sails. Offshore fishing here is incredible. Ixtapa is a real magnet for fishermen. It is a spot where you can catch an overwhelming number of sailfish. This spot is also rich with marlin and other pelagic predators such as tuna and dorado.

Ascension Bay, Mexico

Ascension Bay, Mexico

Ascension Bay is situated about 100 miles south of Cancun. This place has a plenty of flats that are full of bonefish and permit, mangrove estuaries laden with snook and tarpon. In addition, Ascension Bay has lots of fishing resorts that work all year round and offer everything necessary for fly fishing.

Conclusion

These are only 10 best destinations for fly fishing. We are sure if you visit at least one of them, you will fall in love with fly fishing and want to visit many other spots.

Of course, our list is not the limit since there are much more great places. If you know some and can recommend them, please share this information in the comments. Every angler will be grateful!

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