Being an Australian, the majority of my fly fishing is done throughout Australia and trips to New Zealand. But that is all about to change as I’ve finally pulled the trigger and clocked off work for six months.
During May 2014 I will pack the great red shark and hit the road in North America to chase of some of the most respected quarry in the fly fishing world.
So far the list of target species and where I think my best chance of targeting them are as follows, in no particular order:
Bonefish Hawaii, Florida
Peacock Bass Hawaii, Florida
Rainbow Trout Various
Cutthroat Trout Idaho
King Salmon Alaska
Chum Salmon Alaska
Sockeye Salmon Alaska
Silver Salmon Alaska
Pink Salmon Alaska
Northern Pike Alaska
Lake Trout Alaska
This is what I have put together so far from a bit of internet research and a few books, however I would prefer input from ground zero local fly fishos.
So what are the best fly fishing experiences in the US? What is your favourite species and locations to fish for them?
If you have any suggestions for species, places to catch them, or fly fishing experiences that I should include in my trip please feel free to help me out by letting me know.
After all there is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of a fly fishing binge.