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Fly Fishing Santa Rosa CA

Local resource for fly fishing in Santa Rosa. 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.

Ziemer Brothers Soccer
P.O. Box 14900
Santa Rosa, CA
 
R V Specialist
(707) 527-6778
340 Yolanda Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Sports Authority
(707) 523-4700
Santa Rosa Shopping Center, 1970 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Mantanzas Creek Winery
(707) 528-6464
6097 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Perfection Plus Auto Detailing Excellence
(707) 578-3618
1390 Santa Rosa Avenue # B
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Bob`s Travel Center Inc
(707) 573-9277
722 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Sport Utility Connection
(707) 579-2035
1396 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Marlo`s RV Service
(707) 542-3522
467 Yolanda Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Sonoma County Bicycle COA
(707) 545-0153
445 Orchard Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 
The Bike Peddler
(707) 571-2428
605 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

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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