When world-class fly fishing is the centerpiece, but not the whole vacation!
From historic Grayling, Manchester, and Rangeley; to modern Asheville, Park City, and Silverthorne; to well-known Basalt, Jackson, and West Yellowstone; the Unites States is home to some of the best launch points in the world offering not only exceptional trout fishing, but plenty to do off the water as well. Whether you start by floating the Big Hole or the Delaware; wading the Davidson or the Frying Pan; exploring the near-mythical Au Sable or Penns Creek or the lesser-known Big Lost and Strawberry Rivers; or float tubing Hebgen and Henry's Lakes; afterward these trout towns offer even more to discover. If you want to further stoke your fly-fishing passion, stop in to the American Museum of Fly Fishing, the Orvis flagship store, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, or the R.L. Winston Rod Company. Or if your family prefers a break from fishing, either with or without you, 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout will point them to places where they can bike, hike, raft, golf, shop, take scenic drives through the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, or visit sites of interest like the Biltmore Estate, Mesa Verde National Park, or the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Written specifically for those passionate anglers looking for some of the best trout destinations in the U.S., but with families who may be interested is what lies beyond the water, 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout will show you where to go, when to go, what to bring, who to contact, and offers some favorite places to stay and eat while you're there. And most importantly, it includes critical information on local fly shops, guides, outfitters, gear, and all else needed to keep you and everyone else in your party!
25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout is a brilliant idea! Mallard’s book is no doubt a huge asset for any angler traveling through Trout Country. It not only reveals the best fly fishing hubs in the country; it provides helpful insight into nearby fisheries, fly shops, guides, tackle, restaurants, lodging, and other tourist attractions. This book is a must-have for any serious angler’s library. --Pat Dorsey, owner of Blue Quill Angler (CO), and author of Nymphing Strategies. There is so much more to these wonderful towns than what is covered in common guidebooks or magazine articles - especially the excellent fishing! in 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout, Mallard covers it all beautifully. - Boots Allen Senior Guide, Snake River Angler, and author of Modern Fly Fishing. "