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Fly Fishing Keene NH

Local resource for fly fishing in Keene. 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
(603) 357-0861
42 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Summers` Backcountry Outfitters
(603) 357-5107
16 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 357-0861
42 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Seacoast Kayak
(603) 474-1025
210 Ocean Blvd. Route 1A
Seabrook Beach, NH
 
Outback Kayak Company
(603) 745-2002
104 Main Street
North Woodstock, NH
 
Keene State
229 Main St.
Keene, NH
 
Keene State
229 Main St.
Keene, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 431-8036
The Crossings at Fox Run
Portsmouth, NH
 
Sports Authority
(603) 891-1174
Royal Ridge Mall, 213 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Kayak Country Paddlesports
(603) 381-8685
Jct. Rt 11&27 Kearsarge Valley Rd
Wilmot Flat, NH
 

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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