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Fly Fishing Simulator is a first-person, photographic simulation of the sport of fly fishing. It features:

- Realistic casting with direct rod and line control
- 165 fishing sites on 27 different rivers, streams, lakes and ponds
- Realistic current, fish feeding behavior, and fish fighting physics
- More than 160 fly patterns including modern and classic dry flies, nymphs, streamers, terrestrials and more
- Hatch check feature lets you examine insects and other food items the fish may be feeding on
- A wide variety of realistic prey to match including mayflies, caddis flies, stoneflies, nymphs, midges, crayfish, etc
- Various species of trout, plus steelhead, bass and panfish
- A virtual fishing guide offering advice on casting, fly selection and more
- A variety of rods and leaders
- A great collection of photos shows you the fish you catch
- Realistic feeding patterns and dry fly action
- Strike indicators and split shot for subsurface fishing with nymphs, streamers, etc.

The free version includes fishing on several sites with a limited selection of equipment. Additional equipment and many more locations are available through in-app purchases.

What’s New

Version 1060

Minor fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
839 Ratings

839 Ratings

LB5491 ,

Great simulator, but...

This is a fun and very realistic fly fishing simulator, but it takes far too long to land a fish once hooked without breaking the tippet. In real life a hooked fish tires relatively quickly, but in this game you can easily watch for a half hour while the fish just goes and goes without seemingly tiring at all. Eventually I get tired of waiting and try to bring it in, only to have it break off. It's a major flaw in the game, and because of it I will probably tire of it fairly quickly. I'm a fly fisherman and I know how long it takes to land a certain sized fish with certain tackle, and this simulator is just not realistic in that regard.

Also, don't even think about playing this game unless you are willing to spend $15 to get the full lineup of flies, rods and leaders. To try and play for free will just be an exercise in futility.

This simulator gives you an outstanding selection of water to fish, and the fishing experience is very realistic, but you'll quickly tire of fighting a fish for a half hour that you should be able to land in 5-10 minutes.

MikeinMN ,

Updated to HD - Still The Best Fishing Game on Any Platform!

Anyone looking for a great fishing game, mobile or otherwise, should read no further before downloading this app, right now, and get to some fishing. It is really that good! The casting and reeling mechanics are additctive, like a golf simulation, and the hatch and gear matching functions round out the gameplay. The visuals and audio that put you on the water, along with the tension of potentially breaking off during a fight that the retrieve mechanics impart really put this simulation above all other fishing games I've tried, again, on any platform. The addition of the floatant and desiccant features of the PC version of the game would be icing on the cake. Buy the whole thing outright or just grab the bits that appeal to you - you can't go wrong picking up Paul Halter's Fly Fishing Simulator. (I'd plug his other titles, but I'm not sure the app store rules would allow it.) Great game!

Phones R 4 Gaming ,

A Fun and Relaxing Game

None of the slime or mosquitoes to deal with and all of the relaxation. One major drawback is that you can’t take any home to eat.

A request for the developers: It would add to the fun if you added in a fly tying simulator. It would be fun to try to match the hatch with a pattern out of materials you have on hand, and maybe trade them around to other anglers, or sell/trade them at the country store.

I agree with a previous reviewer to a point regarding how long it takes to reel in a catch. You should be able to horse 8 inch brookies right out of the water, however a 22 inch cutthroat does take some time to wear down, and the time on that seems to me to be about right.

The only other complaint I have isn’t something you can do anything about. I’d like it to smell like pine trees and sagebrush. At least the western streams should. The eastern streams can have any stench you want. I have only trout fished one stream back east, and it stank like sewage, so that may be the perfect scent for at least some eastern creeks.


Paul Halter
95.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Complete Package $14.99
  2. Gear Pack $1.99
  3. Fly Pack $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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