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Fly Fishing Grand Junction CO

Local resource for fly fishing in Grand Junction. 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.

Grand Junction REI Store
(970) 254-8970
644 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
 
Credit Jewelry & Loan
(970) 242-6016
401 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
All Sports Outlet
(970) 257-9895
810 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Western Pawn & Loan
(970) 241-2481
431 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction1, CO
 
Brown Cycles
(970) 245-7939
549 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Zentco Products
(970) 256-7328
202 North Avenue # 122
Grand Junction, CO
 
Bike Shop
(970) 243-0807
10th & North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Ruby Canyon Cycles
(970) 241-0141
`301 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Summit Canyon Mountaineering
(970) 243-2847
461 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Western Anglers
(970) 244-8658
413 Main Street
Grand Junction, 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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