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Fly Fishing Millsboro DE

Local resource for fly fishing in Millsboro. 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.

Bayside Marine
(302) 822-2163
214 West Carteret Court
Millsboro, DE
 
Tall Pines Mobile Home Resort Community
(302) 684-0300
Cool Springs
Lewes, DE
 
Sunny`s the Affordable Outdoor Store
(302) 644-2123
4575 Highway 1 Spc F
Lewes, DE
 
Shaffer Harold C Bicycles
(302) 645-8713
Red Mill Pond
Lewes, DE
 
Atlantic Cycles
(302) 226-2543
18 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE
 
Pine Acres Inc
(302) 945-4000
A1 Leisure Point
Millsboro, DE
 
Steamboat Landing Llc
(302) 645-6500
Milford-Rehoboth Hwy
Lewes, DE
 
Brinton`s R.V. Inc
(302)684-4576, (302)684-0206
Road 247
Lewes, DE
 
Bike To Go
(302) 227-7600
174 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Bch, DE
 
Wheels Bike Shop
(302) 227-6807
318 Rehoboth Aveneu
Rehoboth Bch, DE
 

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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