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Fly Fishing Scottsdale AZ

Local resource for fly fishing in Scottsdale. 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.

Chelsea FC Soccer Camp
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(623) 334-8366
Arrowhead Town Center
Glendale, AZ
 
A-Z Tennis
(480) 991-9808
9719 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Del Camino Equestrian Academy
(480) 314-9490
12302 North 93rd Street
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Airpark Bicycle Center
(480) 596-6633
8666 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(480) 615-2748
Fiesta Mall
Mesa, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(623) 434-3388
2350 West Happy Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Bicycle Ranch
(480) 614-8300
15454 North Frank Lloyd Wright B
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Schuerman Arms Limited
(480) 473-2980
7820 East Evans Road
Scottsdale, AZ
 
American Spirit Arms Corporation
(480) 483-4660
15001 North Hayden Road Suite 112
Scottsdale, 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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