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Fly Fishing Akron OH

Local resource for fly fishing in Akron. 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
(330) 634-0900
1990 Buchholzer Boulevard
Akron, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 562-4200
The Marketplace Plaza at Four Points
Aurora, OH
 
Appalachian Outfitters
(330) 452-6323
2719 Fulton Drive NW
Canton, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(614) 985-4729
The Market at Polaris
Columbus, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 268-9153
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 668-1231
Montrose
Akron, OH
 
Appalachian Outfitters
(330) 655-5444
60 Kendall Park Road
Peninsula, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 668-1231
Montrose
Akron, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(937) 237-1900
8220 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH
 
Miami Soccer Camp
Oxford, OH
 

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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