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    What's a good compact fishing pole?

    I'm looking for a good compact pole that I can pack along on the bike. I think they make them for backpackers. Anyone have any good suggestions?
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    You ever seen the ad on tv for the pen fishing rod try that. I have one for my son
    I picked up locally. I myself use a small wood block hook , sinker , bobber , and fish
    with corn or dig up a couple worms with my multi tool when I run across a body water
    inviting me to rest for a bit.

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    Ice fishing pole.
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    Orvis used to sell (and I assume still does) backpacking fly rods that broke down into manageable sized segments.

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    Cabela's Stowaway 7 combo is a good small package. At $205 for a rod/reel/backing/line/rod and reel case, you can't go wrong. If you want to go even cheaper, there the Stowaway 5 (I have the 3 wt rod) for around $140. It's not a bad rod...not a great one...but not bad either.

    I'd suggest fly rods over bait dunking rods for bicycling since, theoretically, it should be lighter. But I like fly fishing over bait dunking any day
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    Any $15 telescoping rod will work as well as you will ever need. I use a no-brand model with a Mitchell 310 (compact size) reel.

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    Daiwa Minicast......it folds up into a little case. I've had mine for years & actually that's the only pole I use, lol. It's an ultralight set up, so keep that in mind & can be had for $39.99 at bass pro shops website.

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    Thanks
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    The Diawa Exective combo comes with a spinning reel and a fly reel with a reversable handle. When used as a fly rod it tests out at a 8.5 wt.

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    Shakespear makes one...
    i've had mine for YEARS
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    Are you talking about for touring, or for fishing specific trips from the house?
    For fishing trips from the house, this is what I use if I'm going to be wade fishing.



    What this photo doesn't show is my CamelBak BFM on the trailer in front of the cooler. That's my tackle box/carry everything bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterRun
    Are you talking about for touring, or for fishing specific trips from the house?
    For fishing trips from the house, this is what I use if I'm going to be wade fishing.



    What this photo doesn't show is my CamelBak BFM on the trailer in front of the cooler. That's my tackle box/carry everything bag.
    The Fishpond Double Haul is a very nice hydration pack/chest pack. Doesn't interfere with casting and carries way too much stuff. Remove the chest pack and it's a nice pack for riding.
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    I am looking for something small. I just want to be able to try a few casts, here and there. Usually nothing serious. If I really want to catch some fish I will take my boat.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildogmech
    Shakespear makes one...
    i've had mine for YEARS
    Do you know the name of it?
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Its a teloscoping pack pole.... Wal-Mart has em' for $20-25.... Comes with an ultra lite real...Good deal.

    http://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/p...ele-kits.shtml
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    Thanks for the reply. I got the Shakespeare today and also tried it out today. It is just what I was looking for. I gave a kid the plastic case it came in and he was happy as hell.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Ummm, plan on spinning, casting, catfishing, flyfishing, or what?
    The type of rig (rod/reel) you need depends on the type of fishing you plan on doing.

    My fly rod breaks down to 9 inches.

    Check out cabelas.com and bassproshop.com
    You'll find somehting there I'm sure.
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    several options;

    i have a nephew that used an ice fishing rig with an open-face reel.

    personally, i use a 2-piece 5'6" rod and reel. i just break it down and ride with it in a backpack.....funny story, i was doing this and on my way to a county forest preserve. this guy in a truck saw me riding with a fishing pole sticking out of my backback and asked if i had a few minutes. he said that he has a pond he made for catch and release fishing. he invited me to come fish anytime. turns out he owned a new real estate firm. i think this was a way of networking.

    also, i used pvc pipes to make rod-holders and attached them to my trailer. i pull my son along with our rods/tackle to a local forest preserve to fish.

    i recommend avoiding rods that break down into more than 2 pieces. a buddy went fishing in canada with me with an expensive, 3 piece, st croix rod. it broke the first time he used it.
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