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Fly Fishing Jonesboro AR

Local resource for fly fishing in Jonesboro. 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.

Gearhead Outfitters
(870) 910-5569
230 South Main Street
Jonesboro, AR
 
Totem Pole Pawn Shop
(870) 932-9544
1106 East Johnson Avenue
Jonesboro, AR
 
Jim`s Auto Sales
(870) 935-7919
3711 East Highland Drive
Jonesboro, AR
 
Sage Meadows
(870) 932-4420
4406 Clubhouse Drive
Jonesboro, AR
 
Harveys Body Shop
(870)935-2418, (870)802-2515
6127 Highway 49 North
Jonesboro, AR
 
United Pawnbrokers
(870) 931-7296
701 South Gee Street # A
Jonesboro, AR
 
Crappie Store
(870) 935-1458
705 North Main Street
Jonesboro, AR
 
JC Penney
(870) 935-9921
1901 S Caraway Rd
Jonesboro, AR
 
Al`s Lock & Key CO Inc
(870) 932-1161
3511 East Nettleton Avenue
Jonesboro, AR
 
Mashburn`s RV Center Inc
(870) 932-2424
4100 Stadium Boulevard
Jonesboro, AR
 

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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