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Fly Fishing Dover DE

Local resource for fly fishing in Dover. 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.

Dover Army Navy Store
(302) 736-1959
222 W. Lockerman St.
Dover, DE
 
Dover Rent
(302) 674-1177
724 South West Street
Dover, DE
 
Top City Inc
(302) 734-8643
2970 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE
 
Eagle Eye Archery
(302) 698-1171
1416 Rising Sun Road
Camden Wyoming, DE
 
Parkview Rv Center
(302) 653-6619
5511 Dupont Pkwy
Smyrna, DE
 
MD/DE MBAA Bass Tournaments
(302) 734-2259
1983 Nault Road
Dover, DE
 
Childers Wanda
(302) 735-8844
1043-c 2 Av
Dover, DE
 
Dover Indoor Tennis
(302) 734-1404
633 Persimmon Tree Lane
Dover, DE
 
Alexander RV Center Inc
(302) 653-1166
1271 South Dupont Hwy
Smyrna, DE
 
Hunter`s Haven
(302) 398-4948
15952 South Dupont Highway
Harrington, 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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