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Fly Fishing Tempe AZ

Local resource for fly fishing in Tempe. 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
 
Arizona Trails
(480) 786-6105
Box 1653
Tempe, AZ
 
Cottman Transmission
(480) 967-8800
445 West Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ
 
Tempe REI Store
(480) 967-5494
1405 W Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
 
Traditional Coachworks
(480) 967-2025
1129 East Curry Road Suite 7
Tempe, AZ
 
Chelsea FC Soccer Camp
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ
 
All About Tennis
(480) 820-7805
3114 South McClintock Drive Suite 4
Tempe, AZ
 
Bicycle Wheelers
(480) 968-8011
2010 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ
 
Landis Cyclery
(480) 839-9383
2180 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ
 
Inflatable Kayak Experts
(480) 458-8858
P.O. Box 7897
Tempe, 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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