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Fly Fishing Joplin MO

Local resource for fly fishing in Joplin. 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.

Academy
(417) 621-6000
1717 Range Line Road
Joplin, MO
 
Joplin Pawn & Purchase Inc
(417) 781-7296
1204 South Main Street
Joplin, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 278-5050
Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 407-1111
Liberty Triangle
Liberty, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(573) 447-1001
227 N. Stadium
Columbia, MO
 
Appletree Outfitters
(417) 781-2147
1402 Saginaw Road
Joplin, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 525-3006
Summit Woods Crossing
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 436-3524
Zona Rosa New Urban Retail Center
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 536-3718
64 Thf Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO
 

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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