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Fly Fishing Bear DE

Local resource for fly fishing in Bear. 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
(302) 738-8322
Christiana Center
Newark, DE
 
Economy Tent Rentals
(302) 324-1797
300 Robin Drive
Bear, DE
 
Procraft
(302) 266-6737
86 Tiverton Circle
Newark, DE
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(302) 369-1500
1315 Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Mimi`s Toys & Bicycles
(302) 328-0846
Hares Corner Farmers
New Castle, DE
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(302) 477-9577
Brandywine Towne Center
Wilmington, DE
 
Leer Truck Accessory Center
(302) 324-8383
779 Pulaski Hwy
Bear, DE
 
Action Event & Rentals Inc
(302) 366-0749
8 Mill Park Court
Newark, DE
 
Tutor Time
(302) 292-3529
491 South Harmony Road
Newark, DE
 
Csgr-Portable Power
(302) 328-7575
460 School Lane
New Castle, DE
 

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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