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Fly Fishing Stamford CT

Local resource for fly fishing in Stamford. 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
(914) 328-3487
The Source
White Plains, NY
 
Mickey Kydes Soccer Pro Soccer Camp
49 Clinton Ave.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
 
YMCA
(203)357-7000-(203)425-8060
909 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT
 
Bounce Time Entertainment
(203) 316-0505
29 Sutton Place
Stamford, CT
 
Stamford Indoor Tennis Club
(203) 359-0601
23 Radio Place
Stamford, CT
 
Eastern Soccer
9 High Street
Bedford Hill, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(631) 421-3028
870 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY
 
Party Fixins
(203) 359-3922
13 Havemeyer Lane
Stamford, CT
 
Center Stage Dance Studio
(203) 329-6676
838 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 
Cove Tent Company
(203) 329-3636
870 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

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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