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Fly Fishing Allentown PA

Local resource for fly fishing in Allentown. 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.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(610) 264-7511
Grape Street &MacArthur Road
Whitehall, PA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

The Adventure Lodge
(610) 746-9212
224 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 858-1200
Monroeville Mall Annex
Monroeville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 766-8377
Hampden Commons
Mechanicsburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 853-1752
Westmoreland Mall South
Greensburg, PA
 
Sports Authority
(610) 435-1951
Whitehall Square Shopping Center, 2180 Macarthur Road, Building A
Whitehall, PA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(610) 253-3530
Lower Nazareth Commons, 3855 Dryland Way
Easton, PA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 284-8140
Clearview Mall
Butler, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(570) 963-1550
Dickson City Crossings
Dickson City, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 522-9777
Hempfield Pointe Plaza
Greensburg, PA
 

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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