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Fly Fishing Alpharetta GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Alpharetta. 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
(770) 521-1195
6440 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 
Future Stars Soccer Academy
P.O.Box 628 - 3000 Woodrow Way
Atlanta, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(404) 267-0200
3535 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
 
Childtime Learning Centers
(770) 343-8200
5075 Abbotts Bridge Road Suite 1100
Alpharetta, GA
 
The Sports Authority - Alpharetta
(770) 518-3303
7461 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(770) 292-9834
Cumming Town Center
Cumming, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(678) 482-1200
Mall of Georgia
Buford, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(770) 345-1218
1810 Cumming Highway
Canton, GA
 
Alpharetta R V & Auto Center Inc
(678)366-9000,(678)366-9776
5830 Atlanta Highway
Alpharetta, GA
 
Arrowhead Sports Inc
(770) 475-0230
200 Weatherwood Cir
Alpharetta, GA
 

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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