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Fly Fishing Mesa AZ

Local resource for fly fishing in Mesa. 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
(480) 615-2748
Fiesta Mall
Mesa, AZ
 
Glockmeister
(480) 539-8186
945 East Juanita Avenue Suite 107
Mesa, AZ
 
Diversified Fleet Repair
(480) 827-1883
3431 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ
 
Val Vista Village
(480) 832-2547
233 North Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ
 
Price One RV
(480) 641-2199
3302 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ
 
Chelsea FC Soccer Camp
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ
 
Tiffany R-V Resort & Apartments
(480) 830-6337
3265 East Main Street Unit 24
Mesa, AZ
 
McKay Auto Repairs
(480) 985-2435
3130 East Main Street Suite 1
Mesa, AZ
 
RV Renovators
(480) 962-6789
2145 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ
 
Evanko William
(480) 835-7250
3311 North Chestnut
Mesa, AZ
 

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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