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Fly Fishing Nashville TN

Local resource for fly fishing in Nashville. 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
(615) 855-1459
2305 Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 778-0595
2000 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN
 
River Sports Outfitters
(615) 356-5230
73 White Bridge Road Suite G4
Nashville, TN
 
Brentwood REI Store
(615) 376-4248
261 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(865) 379-1480
221 Hamilton Crossing Dr
Alcoa, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 773-6160
401South Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(615) 514-5200
323 Opry Mills Dr.
Nashville, TN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Academy
(615) 855-6900
2350 Gallatin Pike North (1 mile north of Rivergate Mall)
Madison, TN
 
Academy
(615) 435-8341
1915 Mallory Ln (across from Cool Springs Galleria)
Franklin, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(731) 660-4344
1165 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN
 

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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