Types of Waters to Fly-Fish
Although most fishermen think of trout freshwater streams and saltwater flats as fly-fishing waters, fly-fishermen catch fish from anywhere fish swim. Small swamp ponds ringed by cypress trees filled with moss have fish that will fall to a fly, and so does the open ocean where the only thing you can see is wave after wave. You should be able to find suitable fly-fishing waters near you.
Tiny trout streams holding nothing bigger than nine-inch trout have a group of fishermen dedicated to fishing them. Almost any river or stream will have fly-fishing opportunities, and you can wade and fish many of them. Lakes and ponds are full of fish that will hit flies but boats are helpful to get to them. Try fly-fishing anywhere you find fresh water.
In salt water your options are more limited since you have to get to the fish with a boat in most cases. Although you can wade flats and fish with a fly rod, a boat is needed to get there and it's often easier to fish from one. Inlets and bays may offer some wade-fishing but a boat is helpful there, too. And big boats are required for big-game fish in open water.