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10 Bucket List Trips for North American Fly Anglers

You don't have to travel the world for great fly fishing. Here's where to wet a fly in the U.S.

10 Bucket List Trips for North American Fly Anglers

It's been a long pandemic, but with travel starting to loosen up, fly anglers are looking forward to experiencing some long rod fights that take them deep into the backing of their fly reels. If you're not quite ready to travel overseas again, don't worry since there’s plenty bucket-list fly fishing opportunities right here in the United States. (Photo by Lynn Burkhead)

In 2004, author Chris Santella penned the popular book, 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. That was followed by a sequel in 2011, 50 More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.

Inspired by Santella's written work, San Diego fly angler Conway Bowman used the idea to launch a World Fishing Network television series a few years back that was loosely based on locations found in the first book. In short, it was a 30-minute show filled with fly-fishing dreams.

All of which got me to thinking recently about my own fly-fishing bucket list, especially as the American economy reopens and...

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