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Fly Fishing Panama City Beach FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Panama City Beach. 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.

Tyler Tents Inc
(850) 231-4409
174 Walton Palm Road
Panama City Beach, FL
 
The Tee Shaker
(850) 896-6735
142 Seaclusion Drive
Panama City Beach, FL
 
Arias Artifacts Inc
(850) 230-8100
3108 Thomas Drive
Panama City, FL
 
Bay Cycle & Fitness
(850) 785-2022
2424 West 23rd Street
Panama City, FL
 
Morgan`s Archery & Firearms Professional Shop
(850) 785-6250
3022 Stanford Road Suite E
Panama City, FL
 
Beach Bicycle Shop
(850) 233-5727
8110 Front Beach Road
Panama City, FL
 
Good Time Charters Inc
(850) 230-1117
Treasure Ship Marina
Panama City Beach, FL
 
Half Hitch Tackle
(850) 234-2621
2206 Thomas Drive
Panama City, FL
 
RV Connections
(850) 763-9400
1915 North Highway 231
Panama City, FL
 
Mad Hatter Muffler and Auto Center
(850) 763-3025
2007 North East Avenue
Panama City, 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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