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Fly Fishing Jackson MS

Local resource for fly fishing in Jackson. 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
(601) 992-2341
720 Mackenzie Lane
Flowood, MS
 
Academy
(601) 572-3660
1187 E County Line Rd (in Purple Creek Plaza)
Jackson, MS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(228) 392-1607
3893 Promendade Parkway
D'Iberville, MS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(601) 264-6648
Turtle Creek Mall
Hattiesburg, MS
 
South Mississippi All-Star Camp
Moss Point High School Football Stadium
Moss Point, MS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(601) 853-4373
175 Grand View Blvd #100
Madison, MS
 
Bass Pro Sports
(601) 933-3700
100 Bass Pro Drive
Pearl, MS
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Dick's Sporting Goods
(662) 844-5799
The Mall at Barnes Crossing
Tupelo, MS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(601) 853-4373
175 Grand View Blvd #100
Madison, MS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(601) 992-2341
720 Mackenzie Lane
Flowood, MS
 

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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