|Nantahala River, NC|
|Big Horn, MT Brown|
The Ausable River in New York is a great summertime river. Also check local fly shops for guides and suggestions.
The Upper Delaware River and Yellow Breches Creek in Pennsylvania can be really good in the spring time.
The Shenandoah River in Virginia can be great for smallies in the spring and early summer mornings.
For my personal eastern favorite, they the Nantahala River in the Smoky Mountains below Asheville, NC.
Georgia, definitely the Chatooga River stands out above the rest. .
The Little Pigeon River near Gatlinburg, TN is rocky but full of great little rainbow and brookies.
In the midwest, you cannot beat the White and Norfork Rivers. They are a fly fisher's tailwater paradise. The original owner of Woodsmans, now deceased, was a very close personal friend for 30 years.
The Rockies are full uf great rivers. Try the Arkansas, Boulder and Gunnison rivers in Colorado. The Green River in Utah is one of the best tailwater fisheries, if not the best, in the country. The San Juan, Taos and Los Alamos rivers in New Mexico and the Salt/Verde river section of Arizona is also a must add and are on my personal list.
|Kootenai, MT Bull|
Alaska's Kodiac Island has the best salmon and I hear taimen trout in Siberia and the browns in Patagonia will take your arm off. If you are a bird hunter as well, there are combo hunt/fly fishing trips available in Argentina and Chile.
The last thing on my personal "bucket list" would of course be trout fishing New Zealand.
|White River, AR Rainbow|
PS - In Idaho and Montana, try guide Randy (The Solution) Dingman at ROW Adventures and my persopnal favorite trout river to date is the Big Horn. Also, consider a membership in the Idaho Fly Fishers Association. Just drop me an email at the address below or visit the IDFFA's website. It's free to all and you might even meet a few new Idaho/Montana/Washington fly fishing friends.
Hard takes and tight lines 'til the end.
|St. Joe, ID Cutty|
Moyie River - ID
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