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Fly Fishing Hilo HI

Local resource for fly fishing in Hilo. 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.

Aikane Bicycle & Sport Shack
(808) 966-6060
16-0566 Pahoa Rd
Keaau, HI
 
Paradise Archery & Leather Shop
(808) 982-7048
Hawaiian Paradise P
Keaau, HI
 
Dino`s Fishing Tackle
(808) 935-7368
811 Laukapu Street Suite 3
Hilo, HI
 
Happy`s Rentals Service & Repairs
(808) 935-8523
140 Holomua Street
Hilo, HI
 
Tires of Hawaii
(808) 961-6001
170 Wiwoole Street
Hilo, HI
 
WR Party Rentals
(808) 982-7290
Box Box # 893
Keaau, HI
 
Symbike LLC
(808) 985-9137
19-4034 Haunani Rd
Volcano, HI
 
Big Island Coin & Stamp
(808) 935-6398
148 Mamo Street
Hilo, HI
 
Waiakea Racquet Club
(808) 961-5499
400 Hualani Street Apt 378
Hilo, HI
 
JCPenney
(808) 959-0229
111 E Puainako
Hilo, HI
 

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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