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Fly Fishing Avon Park FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Avon Park. 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.

Highlands Ridge
(863) 471-2299
130 South Ridgewood Drive
Avon Park, FL
 
Reflections On Silver Lake
(863) 453-5756
1850 USHighway 27 South
Avon Park, FL
 
Woody`s RV Resort
(863) 385-0500
4414 USHighway 27 South
Sebring, FL
 
Bike Shop
(863) 402-2453
213 USHighway 27 South
Sebring, FL
 
Edwards Motors
(863) 382-8985
5247 USHighway 27 South
Sebring, FL
 
Stewarts Mobile Village Inc.
(863)453-3849-(863)453-6357
1116 Us Highway 27 South
Avon Park, FL
 
Sandy`s Bicycle Shop
(863) 453-2200
118 USHighway 27 South
Avon Park, FL
 
Midas Auto Service Experts
(863) 385-0009
340 USHighway 27 North
Sebring, FL
 
Heartland Motors
(863) 382-8785
3003 USHighway 27 North
Sebring, FL
 
Whispering Pines Village
(863) 385-8806
2323 Brunns Road
Sebring, FL
 

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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