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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
 
Earnhardt
(480) 964-6616
2222 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ
 
Freedom Boardshop
(480) 892-1707
1316 South Gilbert Road Suite 5
Mesa, 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
 
Chelsea FC Soccer Camp
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ
 
Caswell Indoor Shooting Range
(480) 497-5141
856 East Isabella Avenue
Mesa, AZ
 
Holiday Motorhomes
(480) 461-9500
2661 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ
 
All-Natural Shaklee Nutrition Source
(480) 830-1083
1343 S Loma Vista
Mesa, AZ
 
Mesa Spirit RV Resort - Sales
(480) 924-6709
3020 East Main Street Ofc
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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