We can't stop here. This is bat country

We can’t stop here. This is bat country

G’day USA

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

Smallmouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Rainbow Trout                                     Various

Steelhead

Atlantic Salmon

Cutthroat Trout                                   Idaho

Whitefish

Shad                                                    California

Brook Trout

King Salmon                                        Alaska

Chum Salmon                                      Alaska

Sockeye Salmon                                  Alaska

Silver Salmon                                       Alaska

Pink Salmon                                         Alaska

Grayling

Artic Char

Dolly Varden

Northern Pike                                      Alaska

Lake Trout                                           Alaska

Bull Trout

Sheefish                                              Alaska

Striped Bass

Muskellunge

Redfish                                                Florida

Snook                                                   Florida

Tarpon                                                 Florida

Chub

Bluegill

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.

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