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Fly Fishing Elizabeth NJ

Local resource for fly fishing in Elizabeth. 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.

Premier Soccer Training
2463 N 3Rd Street
Union, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(732) 621-8400
Woodbridge Center
Woodbridge, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(732) 651-3284
325 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
 
Summer Experience for Girls
(908) 351-8484
62 Hillside Road
Elizabeth, NJ
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(908) 862-8700
1601 West Edgar Road
Linden, NJ
Hours
9:00AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 8:00PM SUNDAY

Dick's Sporting Goods
(718) 982-7260
Shops on Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 
The Futbol Factory Danubio F.C. Summer Program
Randy Torres; 10 Columbia Place C79
Brooklyn, NY
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(908) 352-7130
651 Kapkowski Road, Space 220
Elizabeth, NJ
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Sunnyside Academy
(908) 486-5772
2018 Dewitt Terrace
Linden, NJ
 
St Joseph School
(908) 245-6560
150 East 3rd Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

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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