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Fly Fishing Branson MO

Local resource for fly fishing in Branson. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fly fishing gear and apparel, fly fishing stores, bait and tackle shops, fly fishing guides and fly fishing lessons, as well as advice and content on fly fishing services and resources.

Bass Pro Sports
(417) 243-5200
1 Bass Pro Drive
Branson, MO
 
Cricket Creek Park C O E
(870) 426-3331
Boat Dock Road
Omaha, AR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(573) 447-1001
227 N. Stadium
Columbia, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 350-0089
17730 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
 
Cricket Creek RV Estates
(870)426-2661,(870)426-2664
Boat Dock Road
Omaha, AR
 
Ozark River Company
(417) 538-4848
7847 State Highway 173
Cape Fair, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 525-3006
Summit Woods Crossing
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(314) 649-1400
Westfield Shoppingtown West County Mall
Des Peres, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 278-5050
Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO
 

Fly Rod Length

Choosing a fly rod length is a relatively easy decision and quite dependent on where you will be fishing. If you will be fishing a small mountain stream or spring creek with a lot of cover, then a smaller rod will be necessary. On the flip side, if you’ll be fishing medium to large streams and rivers, then a longer fly rod will be in order because it will allow for longer casts and greatly improved line mending. For trout fishing on medium sized rivers or larger, a 9’ or longer rod is generally used. For the largest rivers, a 10’ rod is generally used. On very small rivers or spring creeks, small fly rods in the 7’ to 7.5’ range are generally the most effective and most used.

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Type of Fishing

I only fish for trout so my focus here will be limited to trout but even if you’re going for something other than trout, this is still an important consideration. If you’re going to be fly fishing in the ocean or a lake, you won’t want to buy a rod designed for trout as the performance of that rod will be horrible. Even if your focus is only trout, like mine, you’ll still need to consider what type of trout you’re after. If you’re fishing for native trout in a small mountain stream, that will be quite a bit different than fishing for Steelhead on one of the tributaries off Lake Erie. Keep this in mind as we continue to step through the selection process.

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