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Fly Fishing Brockton MA

Local resource for fly fishing in Brockton. 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.

MB Nike Soccer Camps
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(508) 583-2959
Westgate Mall Plaza - Route 24 &Route 27
Brockton, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Canoe Passage Outfitters
(800) 689-7884
407 Rt. 44 (Deans Plaza)
Raynham, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(508) 543-1350
246 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(781) 741-8808
6 Shipyard Drive
Hingham, MA
 
Phil Tait Soccer 1 on 1
653 Summer Street
Boston, MA
 
Sports Authority
(781) 380-3380
250 Grossman Drive
Braintree, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bass Pro Sports
(508) 216-2000
One Bass Pro Drive
Foxborough, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00am - 9:00pmSun 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sports Authority
(508) 339-3010
280 School Street, Suite I100
Mansfield, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Hingham REI Store
(781) 740-9430
98 Derby St Suite 470
Hingham, MA
 

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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