Fly Fishing Simulator HD brings sharper graphics, custom flies and all new fishing locations to the highly popular Fly Fishing Simulator This is a first-person, photographic simulation of the sport of fly fishing. This fishing game features:

- Realistic casting with direct rod and line control
- Fly tying feature, letting you create your own fly patterns
- Realistic current, fish feeding behavior, and fish fighting physics
- Start with some basic gear, then unlock more rods, leaders and flies by catching fish
- 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.

There are three options for getting more rivers for Fly Fishing Simulator HD both offered through in-app purchases:

Individual river purchases - Many rivers are available and new ones being added all the time. Each river river includes 6 more fishing sites.

FFSHD Monthly Subscription - This auto-renewing subscription is billed monthly, but provides you with a new river to download with six fishing sites every week. This subscription is available for $1.99 per month in the United States, and the price is comparable in other countries.

FFSHD Unlimited Subscription - This one-time purchase immediately gives you access to all the rivers already published, plus a new river every week. This is available for $39.99 in the United States, and the price is comparable in other countries.

We plan to support subscriptions indefinitely. We've already shot over 100 rivers, and have plans to shoot and publish many more.

The free version includes fishing on a practice pond, and six sites on one trout river.

Subscriptions are entirely optional - you're free to fish the included river, practice pond, and bonus river as long as you like. If you choose to subscribe, payment for your subscription will be charged to the your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. If you purchase the FFSHD Monthly Subscription the account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal can be discontinued through your Account Settings in iTunes.

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What's New

Version 5096

Added support for arctic grayling, chinook salmon, dolly varden trout, landlocked salmon, and new food types

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Another brilliancy from Paul Halter

Dr Svensk

Paul has been at the business of creating the perfect fly fishing sim for a long time. I have owned some of his earlier fly fishing programs (plus an ice fishing sim that was a hoot). He keeps improving. This newest version of the HD sim pulls you into the experience and, just like the real thing, you know there are other things you should be doing, but you make just one more cast. Then another... :-). When I saw his half price special to get the complete set of rivers, flies, rods and leaders, I jumped on it. Regarding rod behavior, as in real life, the more I have practiced casting, the better my control. One thing - it would be nice to be able to make reach, roll and puddle casts, but I suspect that would be a programming nightmare. One easy add-on though would be a depth range data for a stretch of river - to better choose strike indicator depth and split shot. You can see the speed of the water. But, in real life, you’d assess the depth by wading it or walking to different perspective points to estimate it. Small quibble. Buy the sim. Especially for iPad, where it shines. You too can be snatching brookies at 2am instead of sleeping.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback! I'll give some more thought to ways to help the angler estimate the depth at various sites. I might have the guide comment if a site is deeper or shallower than one would expect. I've been considering having the guide give site-specific advice based on other features of the site or the conditions, and that might be a good way to reveal a bit more about the depth in some cases.

Thanks for your support!


Better game, much higher pay wall


I really enjoyed the previous Fly Fishing Simulator and paid for the full version. I paid a fairly high amount to unlock the last one and finally decided to try the subscription out. Started one week and got a random river that I couldn’t choose, then the very next week I was charged 1.99 again, for the monthly subscription. So I could have just bought 4 rivers I wanted for 99 cents a piece. Good game but the pay wall detracts me from playing it.

Developer Response

The old one is still playable. But in the new HD version, the scenes are much sharper and flow much better, with 4 times the resolution and twice the frame rate of the original. Producing that meant shooting content from scratch, which requires a lot of travel and field work, plus developing river packages from the video and stills. The game itself is free, so what you pay for is the content. This content isn't just better, but it's 100% new. A new river is released every week, with 100+ shot so far, any many more to go. When a river releases on May 20th, there will be more content for new new HD version than the original. The goal is to eventually reach 200 rivers, about 8 times as much content as the old version.

Most Realistic Fishing Game Period!


Not only is this the best fly fishing simulator (that's right way more than just a game) this is the most realistic fishing game period! The fish behave like they do in real life, sitting in between a seam in the current, or waiting in a deep pool etc. The new fly tying feature is awesome too! Thanks for taking the time to make this awesome app!


Paul Halter
75.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Pishtech LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. FFSHD Monthly Subscription $1.99
  2. FFSHD Complete Package Sale $19.99
  3. East Fork Chulitna River, AK $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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