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Fly Fishing Reading PA

Local resource for fly fishing in Reading. 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
(610) 373-7366
Broadcasting Shopping Center
Reading, PA
 
The CRANK
(610) 898-1500
203 West Penn Avenue
Wernersville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 637-3230
Franklin Mills Mall
Philadelphia, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 652-3174
Colonial Commons Shopping Center
Harrisburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 632-9362
1155 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 323-7100
Coventry Mall
Pottstown, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 787-1330
The Mall at Robinson
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(814) 941-2273
Logan Towne Center
Altoona, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 946-8750
Court at Oxford Valley
Fairless Hills, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 409-9790
Providence Town Center
Collegeville, PA
 

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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