If you’re into fly fishing, you probably have your favorite spot to hit for that alone time in the water. However, there are so many amazing places to go in the world for fly fishing. It might be worth your while getting out there and seeing how they compare to your perfect stretch of water a little closer to your home.
The southern tip of South America is a haven for fishing of just about all kinds. For fly fishing, there is a huge number of rivers and lakes that you can explore. The best part is, you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to.
The region is so wild that even the most tamed areas have amazing secluded spots for anglers that are very close to some very nice accommodation. For those who really want to get off the beaten track, though, there are plenty of waterways that you can hike to and enjoy some camping when you aren’t in the water.
A firm favorite has to be the Alagnak River in Alaska. It’s home to rainbow trout and the five species of salmon. This does also make the area very popular with grizzly bears, but if you plan your trip properly and take the right precautions, this shouldn’t be a problem for an angler to share the waters.
You want to hit the area in summer for the best fly fishing opportunities. The salmon runs happen in May and June. Those then give way to the rainbow trout, which put up quite the fight from July to September.
3. The Seychelles
For a different experience, Alphonse Island in the Seychelles Archipelago is a great place to go. Not only will you be surrounded by tropical beauty, you’ll be able to tackle some large fish species like bonefish, giant trivially and milkfish.
The best part is, the water is warm and you can take your trip at any time of the year. It’s certainly one of the more refined ways to go fly fishing in the world.
The Madison River is in the heart of what many fly fishermen refer to as “Trout Mecca” as it has the best odds around of landing a big catch. This stretch of water has more trout in it than there should be room for, especially considering that they average over 12 inches long.
In summer, the Madison is full of anglers and all of them are taking home their fair share of fish that have been caught on their own lines. However, it isn’t overcrowded and you’re always likely to find a nice, quiet spot to set up.
5. New Zealand
The North Island of New Zealand is home to a paradise of lakes and rivers that are full of both brown trout and the rainbow variation. The scenery is spectacular wherever you go and the fly fishing doesn’t get much better.
It is recommended that you book a guide to show you some of the more exclusive or hidden areas for angling.