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Fly Fishing Poughkeepsie NY

Local resource for fly fishing in Poughkeepsie. 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
(845) 297-4767
Poughkeepsie Galleria
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Premier Soccer Camp- New York
Cornwall on the Hudson, NY
 
The River Connection, Inc.
(845) 229-0595
9 West Market Street
Hyde Park, NY
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(845) 336-0170
250 Kings Mall Court
Kingston, NY
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Hudson Valley Outfitters
(845) 265-0221
63 Main St.
Cold Spring, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(845) 382-2151
Hudson Valley Mall
Kingston, NY
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(845) 473-1700
2600 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Kenco
(845) 338-5021
1000 Hurley Mountain Rd.
Kingston, NY
 
Sports Authority
(845) 336-0630
1165 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(845) 297-4767
Poughkeepsie Galleria
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

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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