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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.

Scotty`s Muffler Lube & Car Wash - Brake Shop
(970) 256-1315
437 Pitkin Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Summit Canyon Mountaineering
(970) 243-2847
461 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Western Pawn & Loan
(970) 241-2481
431 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction1, CO
 
Grand Junction REI Store
(970) 254-8970
644 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
 
Crime Prevention Resources
(970) 257-7725
344 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Bike Shop
(970) 243-0807
10th & North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Champion Boots & Saddlery
(970) 242-2465
545 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
The Horse in Sport
(970) 263-0101
215 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
A Pawn Shop
(970) 241-2194
353 Pitkin Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Zumiez
(970) 257-0222
Mesa Mall
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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