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Fly Fishing Surprise AZ

Local resource for fly fishing in Surprise. 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
(623) 334-8366
Arrowhead Town Center
Glendale, AZ
 
Happy Trails Resort Sales
(623) 584-6645
17200 West Bell Road Lot 1290
Surprise, AZ
 
Van`s RV Trailer Company
(623) 977-1292
11565 West Bell Road
Surprise, AZ
 
Consignment Specialists LLC
(623) 972-4700
12495 Northwest Grand Avenue
El Mirage, AZ
 
Bicycle Corral
(623) 933-9012
11127 West Arizona Avenue
Youngtown, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(623) 434-3388
2350 West Happy Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Motorworks Co LLC
(623) 584-8384
13315 West Bell Road
Surprise, AZ
 
Pohle NV Center
(623) 583-0551
13606 West Camino Del Sol
Sun City West, AZ
 
Steven`s Thunderbird Auto Center
(623) 583-9524
12122 West Waddell Road
El Mirage, AZ
 
Kirby CO of Sun City
(623) 974-6259
11200 West Michigan Avenue Suite 6
Youngtown, 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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