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.

The app includes the practice pond and six fishing sites on one trout stream. You can earn additional rivers for free while ads are enabled. Your can also purchase rivers, and any in-app purchase disables the ads.

Over 100 rivers are available, each including 6 more fishing sites. You can purchase rivers individually, in packs, or all with a single purchase of the Complete Package. The Complete Package immediately gives you access to all the rivers already published, plus each new river as it releases, currently one every week.

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What’s New

Version 5140

Option to earn more rivers by catching fish, supported by ads
Any purchase removes ads
New features:
-View an insect while tying a fly to match it
-Guide may suggest where to cast
-Guide may select a fly for you
-Tips in fly tying
Graphics improvements
Improved midge images
Improved cutthroat trout images
Changed to list rivers and downloads from newest to oldest
Bug fixes, including crashes, disappearing line

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
Dr Svensk ,

Another brilliancy from Paul Halter

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!


Ryan"Ryno"Perez ,

Would be 5 stars.......

I love this game, I fly fish whenever I can, when I can’t I play this. Great fly selection and great rivers, also love that you can tie your own flies! However I recently purchased the iPhone X and had to download the game again. When I opened the game I tried to restore my purchases and was only able to get 5 of the 20+ rivers that I had PURCHASED. I cannot find a way to restore all my purchases, I also lost all my progress, my flys, everything! I really love this game but I spent a good bit on it to support the dev. and now have lost everything. If the dev reads this please let me know if there is anything I can do to restore ALL my purchases and my progress!

Jreee ,

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 1.99 subscription is supposed to be charged once per month, not once per week, so if you were charged two weeks in a row please contact Apple support. They manage the billing, and you should only be charged once per month while subscribed.
While the charge is only once per month, that gets you a new river the day you subscribe and another every Saturday. So two 1.99 charges for the subscription should get you 8 or 9 rivers.


Paul Halter
89.5 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. FFSHD Complete Package Sale $19.99
  2. FFSHD Complete Package $39.99
  3. River Pack 5 $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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