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    how to carry a fishing pole?

    Does anyone have any plans on a fishing pole carrier? I want to bike to my fishing hole.

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    If the pole can be broken down into sections, how about an arrow quiver? Next question is how ya gonna carry the fish back?

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    I use a telescoping rod like in this link. Bought mine at Walmart with reel marked down to $10.
    Fits in my panniers for camping.
    http://www.psfishing.com/psfishing/wartm6teltel.html
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    Cap a section of PVC pipe on one end and attach it to the fork. There's quite a few fishing beaters roaming the Lowcountry here. The fish are brought back in a styrofoam cooler in a milk crate attached to a trunk rack. You secure the tackle box one top of the cooler.
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    I can't log in as "upjuggler" anymore for some reason, so I have re-registered as upbiker.

    When I posted my question, I hadn't thought about what to do with the fish... I guess that would be a good thought! Thanks Fujibike.

    I may end up making my own rack, with a built-in pole carrier and a cooler. I have quite a bit of time before I can ride my bike anyways - we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground. www.upmich.com/vagabond/weather.htm.
    I was just wondering if anyone else has made some kind of carrier for fishing poles, and had any tips for me.

    Thanks for your replys. I will be checking back in case there are more.

    Thanks again,

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    In the UK, the usual method of carrying (and most fishermen seem to cycle), is to wrap the pole in a canvas bag and tie it to the top tube. That is one very good reason to favour a traditional horizontal top tube over the latest compact style frames.
    I have carried garden hoes, curtain rails, planks of wood. Be careful not to foul the steering. Secure the rear end to the luggage rack. If it sticks out far, attatch a red rag.

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    I second the telescopic rod I have one thats about 20 years old and still going strong, retracts to about a foot long.
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    We stock the folowing handlebar racks for many apps., including objects as big as *****s.
    http://allriteproducts.com/packrack.html

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    I use velcro straps and attach it to the top tube. Or I said I used to know I have a telescopic one that fits in my bag.
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    http://www.thesportsauthority.com/pr...oductId=841363

    I found this pole holder on a search.
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    Im not sure what state you live in but i just found a colapsible fishing pole for $5 at a store called "BIG LOTS".
    Its not all that bad and when collapsed its about 10" long.
    I remember when I was a kid I used to bungee cord the pole from front to back on the top pipe of my bike like a big lance.
    But I like the picture of that pole holder, just hope theres no low branches.

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    A telescopic rod is not as sensitive has a 4 piece backpacking rod. I use a 4 piece backpacking rod and I just tie it on to my Camelback with the reel attached to the rod. When I go fishing using the bike (or if traveling) I only fly fish because this type of fishing takes up a lot less space. The fly reel is small and flat (no bulky spools or a bail to bend), and I can put about 30 flies in a small flat aluminum fly box, a pair of forcipes, fingernail clippers and a knife and thats all you need, and this stuff easily fits into pockets on the Camelback or in the seat bag.

    I have seen 5 and 6 piece rods but the more pieces you have the less sensitivity you have, so a 4 piece is a good compromise between losing sensitivity and losing packabilty. Each piece on my 4 piece rod is about 17" so assembled comes to about 5' 7" (you lose about an inch in height due to the connections).

    By the way I have seen some people fasten their rods (minus the reel) to the underside of the top tube.
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    how to carry a fishing pole

    go to www.fishermanonabike.com for an easy pole holder that attaches to bike frame in seconds. be patient, the video takes a few secs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim martin View Post
    go to www.fishermanonabike.com for an easy pole holder that attaches to bike frame in seconds. be patient, the video takes a few secs.
    Hey, watch out for that POWERLINE! This thing is totally useless in da U.P. eh? You couldn't get near the Big Two Hearted River with that thing. Yoopers know how to fish. I can usually fit a dozen M-80's in my pockets. Pole + bike sheesh!

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    I saw a guy last summer had two 5 gallon buckets tied to either side of a rack. Rods were in one tackle box in other. I suppose that one could move the rods and tackle together to hold fish in the other if need be. Definetly make sure all hooks are secure though. I don't think he had to far to ride.

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    I've been thinking of doing this. I bought a pole that collapses into itself and plan on using a large zip lock bag to carry the fish back in my pannier.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

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    lol I think the OP of this thread has figured something out in the past 7 years since he asked the question....

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    Update with new web site.

    Quote Originally Posted by jim martin View Post
    go to www.fishermanonabike.com for an easy pole holder that attaches to bike frame in seconds. be patient, the video takes a few secs.
    This website is no longer exists,but I did find another site for an inexpensive, but good looking way to carry fishing rods.

    http://bikefisherman.com/

    ( I know this is an old thread, but I was looking how to carry a rod and this thread came up in the search, maybe there are other bikers here that are pondering the same thing)

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