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Fly Fishing Valdosta GA

Local resource for fly fishing in Valdosta. 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.

Fisherman`s Paradise
(229) 249-0061
2031 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA
 
Jumper Cable
(229) 247-5867
2702 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA
 
First Choice Jewelry & Pawn
(229) 242-2146
1404 East Park Avenue
Valdosta, GA
 
Pawn USAS of Georgia
(229) 241-9040
1113 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA
 
International Tent Inc
(229) 242-0730
800 Woodlawn Drive
Valdosta, GA
 
Valdosta Bike Center Inc
(229) 253-9050
1525 Baytree Road
Valdosta, GA
 
Battery Source
(229) 259-9100
3327 North Valdosta Road
Valdosta, GA
 
Boot Hill Western Wear
(229) 242-0337
3120 North Oak Street Extension
Valdosta, GA
 
Blanton`s Garage
(229) 244-7397
1301 West Hill Avenue
Valdosta, GA
 
Pineview Mobile Home Park
(229) 247-1601
5094 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA
 

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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