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Old 06-09-09, 06:05 AM   #1
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transporting fishing gear

Anyone know a good way to transport a fishing rod on a bike? I live near a good size stream and thought bout strapping my gear to my bike and head down to the stream, but I cant think of a good, secure & safe way to strap my fishing pole down. I want to get a small cargo rack to put on the back on my bike, that will take care of a small tackle box, misc. I dont want my pole to be sticking up in the air too much, depends on where I go, I may have to navigate around/under trees. any suggestions? I was thinking of getting a hard pole tube, modify it so I could velcro strap it to the frame and rack to have it angled backwards a bit. but thats bout as far as I got.
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Old 06-09-09, 01:41 PM   #2
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I saw somebody once that had a poles in a 5 gallon bucket strapped to the rear rack.
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Old 06-09-09, 10:36 PM   #3
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The five-gallon bucket in the other post works fine for a cheap rod or one that breaks down so it doesn't stick up and snap off. Cobbworks makes a nice rack to carry them, but it's sort of expensive for occasional use: http://www.cobbworks.com/
A fly-fishing neighbor of mine strapped a piece of plastic pipe to his top tube so it rode between his legs. It was just big enough to hold the rod, seven or eight feet long, with a permanent cap on one end and I forget what on the other, something that came off. The reels went in a fanny pack.
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Old 06-10-09, 05:05 AM   #4
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I was thinking of using PVC also. but mine would have a slot cut in it for the reel......not bout to take it off if I dont have too! mine can breakdown, so the tube wouldnt need to be very long.
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Old 06-21-09, 07:30 AM   #5
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Hope this helps.
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Hope this helps.
good design! whats it made of? I think I came up with a way to mount my pole and my kids "dora" & "spongebob" pole using PVC. When.......if I get done with it, I'll post some picks. I say if cause I already have too many projects and no time to do em!
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There's a canal and a couple of rivers lined with bike paths near me, so a bike is an effective and fun way to get to the fish. I don't bother with a rack, just use a short (5 or 5-1/2-foot) two-piece rod and carry it broken down in a medium-sized sling pack, along with pliers and a small box of tackle. The short rod doesn't stick out enough to be a hazard, but it's rigged and ready to fish when I decide to stop. To me, this makes more sense than trying to attach some sort of rack to my bike.
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