Address: Clay Avenue, Lexington, KY
Owner/Manager: Gene Slusher
Store hours: Closed
To The best of our knowledge – this location is now closed.
The Lexington Angler is a local fly fishing shop located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Having opened its doors in July 2011, it has become a staple in the community for anglers looking for gear and advice.
The shop itself is warm and welcoming, with wood paneling and photos of local fishing spots decorating the walls. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about fly fishing, with most being avid anglers themselves. They are always happy to make personalized recommendations on rods, reels, flies, and other equipment based on where and what you like to fish for.
The selection of gear is quite extensive for a small local shop. They carry all the major brands of fly rods, reels, lines, etc. There is also a wide assortment of flies, with a particular focus on patterns for Kentucky and Southern Appalachian trout fishing. However, you can also find standard patterns like Woolly Buggers, Elk Hair Caddis, etc.
In addition to equipment, The Lexington Angler provides guided wade trips and float trips on local rivers and streams. The guides really know the waters and how to put you on fish. It’s a great way to learn new techniques and explore new fishing spots if you’re new to the area.
The Lexington Angler also helps build the local fly fishing community by hosting free fly tying demos and clinics. Their casting pond out back is the perfect place to practice or take a class. And they work closely with conservation groups to protect and restore local waters.
In summary, The Lexington Angler comes highly recommended for anyone looking to get into fly fishing or get outfitted for Kentucky angling. The excellent service and strong local focus make it a standout shop.