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Old 12-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Fishing and mtb biking

Does anybody have a passion for both mt biking and fishing?? Does anybody pack a rod sometime on you bike?? I do



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Old 12-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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I actually considered ways to do this when I was younger, but never made it happen. A long fishing rod could be difficult to handle/transport on a bike, even broken down, but it might also be something you could learn to deal with. It'd certainly be easy enough to strap a broken-down rod to the bike's top tube. There are plenty of possibilities there, depending on the type of fishing you're looking to do and the terrain you're cycling on. I can see a portable rod of some kind being great, and the rest of the equipment is fairly light and compact. I'd love to hear about it if you end up putting a trip together.

Who knows..you may inspire me to pull my gear out of exile and get a fishing license next year. I haven't wet a line in...umm...yea. Been a while



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Old 12-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Ok thanks u were a great help. :-)

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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I used to ride my bike to the river all the time. All you do is get a few 5', 2 piece rods and a back pack big enough to carry everything. The rods stick out on one side and you run the zippers together around them.

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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I enjoy Salt Water fishing I have a 7' long one piece rod that I can't carry while cycling. Although I have added a pocket knife into my Camelback due to getting wrapped up in fishing line while out mountain biking. Someone is out there doing it.

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When I lived in Australia, I saw guys that would ride to the beach to go surf-casting. Some u-bolts, flat stock, four nuts, and a short length of PVC is all you need to make a rig that attaches to your rear triangle, and holds the rod down low. Shouldn't be too hard to find instructions via Google.

Unless your trails include lots of overhanging trees, you can bring any rod you'd like.

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I use a fly rod with a spinning reel. You can get starter sets that have a hard case thats small (lest than 2') which straps to my backpack nicely. I also carry a small fly box thats water proof, I gutted the inside to hold bigger lures.

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I used to ride my bike to go fishing back in the day. I had a regular casting rod and metal tackle box that I held in my hand while riding. It's easy to hold the fishing gear and still have your hand on the handlebars.



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