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Fly Fishing Baltimore MD

Local resource for fly fishing in Baltimore. 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.

Loyola University Women's Soccer Camps
(410) 617-5279
4501 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 768-9372
Glen Burnie Mall
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 872-1100
Columbia Crossing Center
Columbia, MD
 
Sports Authority
(410) 821-0210
1238 Putty Hill Drive
Towson, MD
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(410) 663-5640
1959 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 933-0134
5220 Campbell Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 584-9050
Hunt Valley Center
Cockeysville, MD
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(410) 318-6500
Reisterstown Rd. Plaza
Baltimore, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(410) 788-9650
Pike Park Plaza, 6510 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(410) 931-2135
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard
White Marsh, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

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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