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Fly Fishing Naperville IL

Local resource for fly fishing in Naperville. 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
(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Naperville, IL
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 943-4100
Geneva Commons Mall
Geneva, IL
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 553-5365
Route 34 and Cannonball Trail
Yorkville, IL
Hawg Hunter Charters
(630) 355-6353
1008 Catalpa Lane
Naperville, IL
Bike Line of Naperville
(630) 778-0480
1277 South Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 554-9061
2470 US Hwy 34
Oswego, IL
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 351-0823
328 West Army Trail Rd
Bloomingdale, IL
Dick's Sporting Goods
(708) 675-3100
Orland Park Place
Orland Park, IL
Addison Cycle
(630) 305-0602
611 Edward Road
Naperville, IL
RQ Boardshop
(630) 305-3551
27 West Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL

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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