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Fly Fishing Bradenton FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Bradenton. 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
(941) 751-6900
4108 14th St. W
Bradenton, FL
 
Party Plus by Taylor Rental
(941) 366-0001
204 44th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL
 
Discount Tackle Outlet
(941) 746-6020
3113 1st Street
Bradenton, FL
 
Al`s Bullets Inc
(941) 756-4687
5715 17th Street East Suite 1
Bradenton, FL
 
Sunshine R V Of Bradenton
(941) 755-2843
6813 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL
 
Edmunds Metal Works Inc
(941)755-4725,(941)755-2845
6111 15th Street East
Bradenton, FL
 
J & G Industries Inc
(941) 747-1501
2808 29th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL
 
Dreams Come True RV
(941) 748-0639
2212 1st Street
Bradenton, FL
 
Tropical Gardens Travel Trailer Park
(941)756-1135-(941)756-1375
1120 53rd Ave E
Bradenton, FL
 
Discount Auto Insurance
(941) 758-9956
5108 14th St W
Bradenton, 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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