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Fly Fishing Palm Bay FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Palm Bay. 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
(321) 984-4012
1700 W. New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL
 
Palm Bay Fishing Outfitters
(321) 952-4435
1663 Georgia Street Northeast Suite 1000
Palm Bay, FL
 
Wellington Academy
(321) 727-3167
1436 Troutman Boulevard Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Brevard Locksmith & Bicycle Shop
(321) 725-0755
3260 Dixie Highway Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Cutlery & Gifts
(321) 676-2788
1700 West New Haven Avenue Suite 755
Melbourne, FL
 
Palm Bay Bicycle
(321) 676-9400
5881 Babcock Street Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Shuttle Carts Inc
(321) 676-2766
438 Martin Road Southeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Streetwise
(321) 726-0003
4590 Babcock Street Northeast Suite 102
Palm Bay, FL
 
Blue Diamond Pawn & Jewelry
(321) 952-7296
2135 Palm Bay Road Northeast Suite 6
Palm Bay, FL
 
Moneytree of Melbourne
(321) 724-1910
2527 South Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

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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