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Fly Fishing Montgomery AL

Local resource for fly fishing in Montgomery. 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
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Sports Authority
(334) 395-8116
2424 Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, AL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bass Pro Sports
(334) 290-6400
2553 Rocky Mount Rd
Prattville, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pmSun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 749-8123
2718 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 881-3212
2718 Carl T Jones
Huntsville, AL
 
Academy
(334) 215-2800
8610 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Academy
(334) 290-6600
1557 Cotton Exchange
Prattville, AL
 
Coosa River Adventures
(334) 514-0279
415 Company St
Wetumpka, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Troy Elite Soccer Camp
(334) 670-5653
Troy University; Tine Davis Field House
Troy, AL
 

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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