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Fly Fishing Dalton GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Dalton. 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.

Dalton Motor Sports
(706) 278-2056
1011 Murray Avenue
Dalton, GA
 
Kirk`s Cycle Shop
(706) 226-4090
929 North Glenwood Avenue
Dalton, GA
 
Challenger Industries Inc
(706) 226-3896
1224 Riverbend Road
Dalton, GA
 
Discount Sporting Goods
(706) 226-1604
3106 Chatsworth Highway
Dalton, GA
 
Putting Green Company
(706) 272-0140
1224 Riverbend Road
Dalton, GA
 
Brown Enterprises
(706) 279-1611
2514 East Walnut Avenue
Dalton, GA
 
Grant`s Pawn Shop & Sporting Goods Inc
(706) 278-5598
613 5th Avenue
Dalton, GA
 
2000 Cleveland Highway
(706) 259-5911
2000 Cleveland Highway
Dalton, GA
 
Dalton Bicycles
(706) 260-2733
402 North Park Drive
Dalton, GA
 
Chatsworth Pawn & Sporting Goods
(706) 695-8106
300 South 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA
 

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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