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post #1 of 25 Old 04-23-2008, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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carrying a fishing pole

any fishermen in here? how do you carry your fishing poles on your bikes? I mainly fish brooks an rivers with light tackle.
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post #2 of 25 Old 04-23-2008, 08:58 AM
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I only wish light tackle was my challenge in getting to my favorite holes....but......

Yep, I float and drown flies.

Therefore, I have to haul waders and all the other associated tackle. Fortunately for me, I have some Givi boxes and most importantly, I have a rod that breaks down into a reasonable, 2.5 ft rod case. For the rod, I have a couple of lightweight, small bungies and I strap the rod case across the pillion. The rest of my gear goes in the cases.

I will say that I see a lot of fishermen riding on KLR's or the like and simply have a rod case with a carry strap looped around their shoulder and chest....and then their tackle box is strapped to the back rack.

Basically put, a rod case is probably your best bet and a back box is priceless.

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Actually a riding buddy of mine just showed me a portable rod and reel kit his wife bought him (Bass Pro?). Any way, it came in a small padded case probably 2" x 8" x 13" so it would fit in almost any bag or box. He said it was $35. The rod was slick, it was 7 pcs., and it was 7' long but it was light action and came with a spinning reel.

I'm getting one for sure.

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Ah Yes Fishing

Check with the following merchandizers:
Bass Pro
Gander Mountain
REI
Dicks

I got a complete ultra light kit in a box for Xmas last year. I believe my bro got it for me from Gander Mountain, but not sure. Check around those stores I promise you will find something that fits your needs.

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If you look on the seat you'll see the little ultralight shakespeare that came from bass pro. I keep a small wallet sized tackle box and my waders in the side bags.



Works great!

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thanks for the replies guys. i would like to find a rodcase that will allow my reel to stay on. i don't mind breaking my pole down to fit in a tube.

this looks nice
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...003000_100-3-1

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nice browny. good eatin
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I have to get me one of those rods! I have been thinking about those lately. We have some beautiful native Brookies nearby. I saw a great stream with lots of deep pools up near Belvedere, VT that looked very promising too.

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i have one of these. i really need to dig out and try instead of my regular 6' rod and reel.

http://www.troutlet.com/Eagle-Claw-P...Rods-P119.aspx

i have heard many good things about these telescoping rod reels
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I carry one. It is a Daiwa that comes apart and stows in its case which is about the size of three pop cans stacked on top of one another. It is perfect for the bike. The case opens up like a bread box, and inside there are compartments for my various types of lures depending on the type of use I need. I saw a very similar setup at Bass Pro shop if you are interested.

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