Northeast United States

There are many waterways in the northeastern United States that are popular with long time fly fisherman as well as people new to the world of fly fishing. Whether a fly fisherman envisions a fishing trip spent with friends or prefers a quiet, solitary experience, there are plenty of beautiful rivers in the northeastern United States that can set the scene for a memorable fishing trip.
  • The Mettawee River located in Vermont, is well-known for its supply of trout. A favorite place for a fly fisherman to cast a line here is into one of the deeper pools where rainbow and brown trout often gather. Visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department online for information on fishing licenses.
  • Maine's Rapid River offers an amazing fly fishing experience. A lively walk through the woods leads to a fishing expedition on the Rapid River where an abundance of brook trout can be found. Many fly-fishermen have spent memorable days on Rapid River surrounded by thousands of wilderness acres. Check out the information on fishing licenses and regulations at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • The Beaver Kill River winds its way through the Catskill Mountains of New York. Fly fishermen commonly fish for trout in the deeper pools of cool water found in the Beaver Kill River. For centuries, the upper and lower portions of the Beaver Kill River have seen fly fishing enthusiasts from all around the world. Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for information on fishing licenses.
  • The Musconetcong River in New Jersey is the destination for fly fishermen in search of a quiet, serene place to fish for rainbow and brown trout. Over forty miles long, the Musconetcong River is located in northwest New Jersey. Consult New Jersey's Division of Fish and Wildlife for information about fishing licenses.
  • In New Jersey's Pequest River it's not unusual for a fly fisherman to pull in a trout that measures a foot in length. The Pequest River offers both deeper pools and areas of fast moving water to a fly fisherman in search of an exciting experience. In addition, the Pequest River has a fish hatchery situated nearby that is well-known to many dedicated fly fishermen.