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Fly Fishing Durango CO

Local resource for fly fishing in Durango. 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.

Durango Cyclery
(970) 247-0747
143 East 13th Street
Durango, CO
 
Fun Center Inc - Ski-Doo® Dealer
(970) 259-1070
29603 Us Hwy 160 E
Durango, CO
 
4Corners Riversports
(800) 426-7637
360 S Camino del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Durango Mountain Resort - Purgatory Sports
(970) 385-2183
1 Skier Place
Durango, CO
 
Training Room
(970) 382-8776
575 Rivergate
Durango, CO
 
Durango Party Rental
(970) 259-6009
67 Suttle Street
Durango, CO
 
Handlebar Cycle
(970) 247-0845
346 South Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Mountain Bike Specialists
(970) 247-4066
949 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
 
The Boarding Haus
(970) 259-8182
2607 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
 
Rent A Wreck
(970)259-5858, (970)259-2323
21760 Highway 160
Durango, CO
 

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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