If you are looking to fly fish in places like Oak Creek Canyon or Lees Ferry, AZ, and you are staying in the the Flagstaff area, there are only a few fly shop options. While on a family trip to Flagstaff for some winter fun (sledding and skiing), we visited Babbitt's Flyfishing Specialists in the Old Town area. It's a nice little Orvis shop that even includes the typical fly shop dog. My kids pointed him out after I walked right past him, lying in his comfortable chair. Grant, the guy behind the counter, was very helpful and engaging, two traits that every person in the retail fly fishing industry needs to master. We enjoyed our visit to the shop, but I quickly became jealous when Grant mentioned he was heading up to Lees Ferry the next day. I suspect he wanted to get in some last minute fly fishing in before the El Nino driven storm will drop up to 8 feet of snow on the area.
I recommend visiting the shop and stock up for your Northern Arizona fly fishing adventures. Here's how to find them:
Babbitt's Flyfishing Specialists
15 E. Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001