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Fly Fishing Camden NJ

Local resource for fly fishing in Camden. 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
(856) 317-8394
2130 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(856) 802-1225
East Gate Square
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 657-8977
The Plaza at Willow Grove Park
Willow Grove, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(609) 747-0400
2703 Route 541
Burlington Township, NJ
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(215) 972-8080
1528 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
10:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 5:00PM SUNDAY

Dick's Sporting Goods
(856) 384-8533
399 Almonesson Road
Deptford, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 637-3230
Franklin Mills Mall
Philadelphia, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 260-4400
Metroplex Shopping Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(215) 629-0900
934 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
9:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 8:00PM FRIDAY
9:00AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY
11:00PM - 5:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(215) 634-7677
3400 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

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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