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Fly Fishing Atlanta GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Atlanta. 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
(404) 267-0200
3535 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(770) 521-1195
6440 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 
Skate Escape Bike Shop
(404) 892-1292
1086 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA
 
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
(404) 724-9622
555 Luckie Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA
 
Ambush Boarding CO
(770) 420-9111
2555 Cobb Place Lane Northwest
Atlanta, GA
 
Future Stars Soccer Academy
P.O.Box 628 - 3000 Woodrow Way
Atlanta, GA
 
Trail Works.com
(404)872-3412,(404)872-3820
1201 West Peachtree Street Suite 3220
Atlanta, GA
 
Army Surplus Sales Inc
(404) 521-2227
342 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA
 
Mother Hubbard`s Day Care Cente Kindergarten Inc
(404) 794-0551
2392 Donald Lee Hollowell
Atlanta, GA
 
Fat City
(770) 487-3993
213 Northlake Drive
Atlanta, 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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