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Fly Fishing Fredericksburg VA

Local resource for fly fishing in Fredericksburg. 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.

Soccer Academy Inc, Tottenham Hotspur Elite, Champions, Elite and Junior Elite.
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(540) 548-1200
Spotsylvania Mall
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Gander Mountain
(540) 548-1330
3708 Plank Road
Spotsylvania, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 491-9432
13080 Worth Avenue
Woodbridge, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 463-4379
Lynnhaven Mall
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(540) 834-4561
9721 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Sports Authority
(540) 785-8071
1461 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 639-1107
Hancock Village
West Chesterfield, VA
 
Richmond Kickers
2001 Maywill Street Suite 203
Richmond, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 253-0800
9204 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA
 

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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