CENTRAL COAST FLY FISHING

Tues. - Sat. 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
(please call ahead) 

 

831-298-0690 centralcoastflyfishing@gmail.com

7164 Carmel Valley Road

Carmel, CA 93923

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How it Works

If you can't make it to the shop, give me a call. I'll hand select every item in your order to make sure you get exactly what you need. If something you want isn't in-stock I'll call the manufacturer and get it for you. It's a different, better shopping experience.

Geoff Malloway - Owner
geoff@centralcoastflyfishing.com

Call or email to place an order
831.298.0690

Free shipping on orders $25 or more

30 day return policy. (Unused and in the original packaging)
Visa, Master Card, American Express cards and Paypal accepted
1 hour private casting lesson with the purchase of any fly rod

Hand selected capes and hair 

Recommendations for your specific trip

 

Gear & Gadget Reviews

There's nothing in my shop I wouldn't fish with or recommend to my best friend. These are a few of the items I carry. This gives you a look at some of the reasons behind what I carry and what I think is important for my customers.

Bauer Reels
I like Bauer reels because their designs are thoughtful, straight forward and functional. They're a tough, no nonsense reel.  I can easily field-strip any model using a pocket knife...no special tool needed. New rods are getting lighter and Bauer reels reflect this fact. They're made in the USA and the company has excellent customer service.  Bauer has been my first choice for over 20 years and I proudly sell them in the shop. 

Simms G3 Waders

If you spend any amount of time wading , at some point, you'll own a pair of Simms G3 Guide waders.  You'll fork out your hard-earned dollars to buy them and when you wear them for the first time, you'll kick yourself for having waited.  There isn't another brand of waders that remotely compares to the G3 Guide Wader.  American-made, a very cool flip-out tippet tender pocket and a wide variety of sizes make it my number one selling wader. 

Dyna King, Squire

The fly tying vise is to fly tying what the fly rod is to casting. It's a tool that makes it easier and more pleasurable to perform a task.  You get what you pay for but you can pay a lot of coin for a vise and it wouldn't help you tie a fly any better that a vise that costs way less.  I've had my Dyna King "Squire" vise for almost 25 years and if I had to replace it, I'd get the same one again.  It's never been updated and it doesn't need to be...it's perfect!

Sage, Foundation

I've carried Sage rods since Day 1.  Their customer service is unsurpassed and their designs are high performance, requiring little effort on the part of the caster.  Every Sage rod is made in the USA.  Their "Foundation" series is their entry-level model at $325.00, which might be more than what a beginning fly fishers may want to spend...that is, until they cast one.  It's quickly clear, when it comes to these rods, you get more than what you pay for.

Fishing Knots

I can count on one hand the number of book titles that sell over and over again.  When it comes to learning an essential skill, like knot tying, a good book becomes a necessity.  Practical Fishing Knots, by Mark Sosin and Lefty Kreh, is an excellent choice as a knot tying guide.  It's well-written, not wordy and the illustrations are easy to follow.