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gselkhunter

3 tailwaters come to mind fast, San Juan, The Green and Cheeseman Canyon. Make you work and make you think, my kind of fishing. But there are a couple of rivers back in NY and Penn that are truely pristine.

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Briarscratch

Well, since you said inland I'm going to throw a plug in for southern Minnesota.

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PartridgeCartridge

Hey buddy, Don't be dissin' NJ. We have wonderful rivers and streams. Our protein rich waters yield huge fish. If you look closely under the bloated diaper, there is a sipper. Probably a big brown.

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Briarscratch

Yeah, and if you hit it right and catch the stocking trucks...and there's actually enough water, you can catch all the hatchery raised Brook trout you want.  Bring your creel and Powerbait - the action is hot!

(I'm being completely serious.  Here's the stocked crick behind my house.)

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WI Brookie Guy
Yeah, and if you hit it right and catch the stocking trucks...and there's actually enough water, you can catch all the hatchery raised Brook trout you want.  Bring your creel and Powerbait - the action is hot!

(I'm being completely serious.  Here's the stocked crick behind my house.)

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I know, that's where the Garden State reference came from.   :<img src=:'>

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Briarscratch
True true, but the part I live in was known for growing rocks and corn - the liquid kind made down in a holler.   Like water I have found my own level.

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Pat Berry
3 tailwaters come to mind fast, San Juan, The Green and Cheeseman Canyon. Make you work and make you think, my kind of fishing.

Nothin' personal, Gregg, but I'd put those pretty far down towards the bottom of the list. I don't find any of them relatively challenging or interesting. Still, that was a pretty darn impressive mini-coachman.

"Best freshwater trout fishing" means a lot of things to a lot of people. Some folks would judge that answer by tailwater/freestone, isolated/crowded, native/wild/stockers, top water/bottom dragging, lotic/lentic, scenic/blah, challenging/body count, remote/convenient, famous/secret, floatable/wadeable, etc, etc, etc.

For the combination of what I like, I'd also go with Montana. Hands down. But Idaho is a close second. Nice try, Potato Heads.

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gselkhunter

Under stand Pat. My brother lived in Idaho for many years, loved it. After his first day back in the Canyon he said I forgot how dam hard this river is to fish. His first trip over to the Frying Pan last April the river kicked his butt for two days before he dialed in. And he is a very educated fly fisherman. But if you want hard go wade and fish the Roaring Fork in late June.

But if I had to pick a place to live and fish, South America[Patagonia]. Has its perks cheap to live, great cigars might have to have the scotch flown in, but what the hell great fishing. Or maybe New Zeland.

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Pat Berry
But if you want hard go wade and fish the Roaring Fork in late June.

I really like the Roaring Fork a lot (far more than the Frying Pan). In fact, I'd put it up there as one of the most under-rated rivers in the west.

I totally agree about New Zealand. I spent three months there doing nothing but fishing, and it almost ruined trout fishing for me by comparison.

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graytrout

Hemingway and Robert Traver country - Michigan's UP.  Low on glam but high on wild native Brookies . . .

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burchdogs
Montana, the list of legendary waters is way longer then most other states.

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drummer's stump
Montana, the list of legendary waters is way longer then most other states.

it may have been till the river ran threw everything, but the evergreen plated forester hatch is great.

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seattlesetters

Northern California. In the stream pictured here, some of the best fly fisherman in the world measure their success in takes per day, and often those are counted on one hand.

Landed fish are much rarer and a completely different story.  :down:

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