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Fly Fishing Fort Myers FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Fort Myers. 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
(239) 433-0216
10011 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 
Champs Sports
(239) 936-7877
4125 Cleveland Avenue Suite 84
Fort Myers, FL
 
Schwinn Cyclery & Fitness
(239) 939-2899
3630 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 
Play It Again Sports
(239) 274-8646
11620 South Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 
Cruise America Motorhome Rental & Sales
(239) 337-0306
2549 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 
Smitty`s Sports
(239) 939-4426
11525 South Cleveland Avenue Suite 5
Fort Myers, FL
 
Lumpy`s
(239) 939-5235
11120 South Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 
The Proshop.com
(941) 481-2396
13300-56 South Cleveland Avenue Suite 230
Fort Myers, FL
 
Pro`s Edge Wholesale
(239) 936-0377
1850 Boy Scout Drive Suite 111
Fort Myers, FL
 
Professional Fishing Inc
(239) 337-0003
1601 Jackson Street Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

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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