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Fly Fishing Athens GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Athens. 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.

Bulldog Sporting Goods
(706) 546-0618
1068 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
A+ Party Rentals
(706)353-2424, (706)353-2420
2364 West Broad Street
Athens, GA
 
Barron`s Rental Center Inc
(706) 543-3486
340 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA
 
P & M Army Surplus Store
(706) 548-5825
1298 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 
Sunshine Skateboards
(706) 548-6088
294 West Washington Street
Athens, GA
 
Dixon`s Bicycles
(706) 549-2453
1029 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
Academy
(706) 354-5620
3505 Atlanta Highway (at Timothy Rd)
Athens, GA
 
Outfitters Limited
(706) 546-7575
1029 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
Billy`s Battery Auto & RV
(706) 353-2267
Lexington Road
Athens, GA
 
Play It Again Sports
(706) 369-3477
Atlanta Highway
Athens, 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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