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Fly Fishing Fort Worth TX

Local resource for fly fishing in Fort Worth. 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(817) 987-4800
Parks at Arlington
Arlington, TX
 
Academy
(817) 605-4000
5836 N Tarrant Pkwy (@ Denton Hwy)
Fort Worth, TX
 
Sports Authority
(817) 514-6056
Watauga Pavilion, 7612 Denton Highway, Suite 404
Watauga, TX
Services
Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Paddle Bound River Outfitters
(817) 282-3135
7904 Standley St
North Richland Hills, TX
 
Academy
(817) 514-3140
7441 NE Loop 820 (just west of Grapevine Hwy)
North Richland Hills, TX
 
Sports Authority
(817) 377-1515
Overton Plaza, 4830 S.W. Loop 820
Ft. Worth, TX
Services
Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(817) 361-1240
6101 I-20 (at Bryant Irvin Rd)
Fort Worth, TX
 
Sports Authority
(817) 731-8578
Ridgmar Town Square, 1244 Green Oaks Road
Ft. Worth, TX
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(817) 935-2260
1701 South Cherry Ln (north of I-30)
Fort Worth, TX
 
Academy
(817) 375-3210
1101 West Arbrook Blvd (across from Parks Mall)
Arlington, TX
 

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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