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Fly Fishing Macon GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Macon. 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.

Mercer Boys Soccer Academy-Mercer University Men's Soccer
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-6777
5080 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA
 
Farrell & Sons Firearms
(478) 742-2132
860 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA
 
First Street Arts Center
(478) 745-3760
715 Oglethorpe Street
Macon, GA
 
Capitol Cycle
(478) 475-5711
4950 Mercer Univeristy Drive
Macon, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-5588
Eisenhower Crossing
Macon, GA
 
Polywad Inc
(478) 477-0669
355 Riverdale Road
Macon, GA
 
Bike Tech
(478) 741-8356
3003 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA
 
Play It Again Sports
(478) 471-8211
3555 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA
 
Arvin`s
(478) 742-1952
516 Poplar Street
Macon, GA
 

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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