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Fly Fishing Scranton PA

Local resource for fly fishing in Scranton. 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
(570) 963-1550
Dickson City Crossings
Dickson City, PA
 
Pilgrimage Supply
(570) 586-3394
1362 Fords Pond Rd
Clarks Summit, PA
 
Country Ski & Sports
(570) 824-0541
Rt 309 at Blackman St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 946-8750
Court at Oxford Valley
Fairless Hills, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(814) 861-1350
The Colonnade
State College, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(570) 823-8288
Arena Hub Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
Outdoor Sports Shop
(570) 222-2501
467 Route 247
Greenfield Township, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 409-9790
Providence Town Center
Collegeville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 522-9777
Hempfield Pointe Plaza
Greensburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 787-1330
The Mall at Robinson
Pittsburgh, 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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