For those who already know the beauty of fly fishing, this will come as no surprise. Fishing may be a great way to spend the summer, but fly fishing is an art to be finely tuned. The wispy sound of the line whipping back and forth through the air as the gentle sounds of moving water flow into a gorgeous symphony of nature is absolutely unbeatable.
Even the cast of a fly fisherman (or woman) has its own poetic nature. Read up on a few of the best fly fishing destinations around the world, and start planning your next vacation today.
Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
There are plenty of great places to fish around Tennessee, but the Blackberry Farm in Walland is one of the most beautiful fishing grounds in the world. Sitting at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm has two ponds and a flowing stream quietly nestled on over 4,000 acres of land.
A short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, fishermen may choose from over 700 miles of fishing streams, filled with rainbows and browns. The Farm also offers guided fly-fishing trips for beginners on the Holston River, where visitors can also find smallmouth bass.
Poronui Lodge, New Zealand
New Zealand’s North island is host to the Poronui Lodge. Secluded in the wilderness of this dutch land, Poronui Lodge is one of the best places in the world for targeting wild rainbow trout and browns. The waters on the property are pristine, and sportsman (and women) have more than 15,000 acres of private wilderness to explore.
One of the coolest aspects of this particular destination is that visitors can charter a helicopter to land them in remote fishing areas. The lodge offers overnight camp outs in the middle of the best fishing in the world.
Madison Valley Ranch, Ennis, Montana
One of the most diverse fishing spots around the world, Madison Valley Ranch has more than earned its spot on this list. Montana’s finest fishing lodge won the 2015 title of Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year, and plays host to some of the best fishing in the world.
Fish hoppers and salmon, rainbows and browns, and a host of other natural tenants of the four nearby rivers. The Yellowstone, Beaverhead, Ruby, Gallatin, and Big Hole rivers are all within a few miles of the lodge.
Midfjardara Lodge, Iceland
The Midfjardara Lodge in Iceland bears the name of one of the most Salmon-rich rivers in the world. Iceland’s breathtaking views and stunning integration of glacial and volcanic wonderlands is unmatched by any other region of the world.
Midfjardara Lodge provides luxurious accommodations and an outstanding dinner menu. Spend time taking in the magic of this beautiful land, and do it in style while visiting this lodge.