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    Carrying fishing rods

    I like to fish and there are some decent places to go within 10 miles of home. The only trouble is, how to carry a pole or two without destroying them. Any suggestions? I'm pretty handy with PVC and other random things.

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    Check out pathlesspedaled.com

    On their first bicycle trip across the country, Russ fell in love with fly fishing. I think he has several break-down rods that he carries on their trips.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Telescopic! Seriously.. I have 5 different telescopic fishing rods, from light light light action, to medium heavy.. the largest is collapsible to about 18" in length, the smallest probably about 12", you can pop them into a pump holder on the frame, put them in a pannier, strap them to the rack, have them in a pack on your back.. or even mount a short section of PVC horizontally to your rack, when I did this I took an old trashed piece of inner tube and a screw and made a stretch strap to hold the rod from bouncing out just in case.. worked quite well. If you want any specifics just let me know.. I love fishing and biking and combining the two.
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    Sadly I need to keep using the spinning rods I have. All break down into 36" or so sections. My fishing gear money went into a bike this year.

    Raleigh, I would like to see your setup!

    Now to figure out how to carry a shotgun to where I shoot trap!

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    Other than a 'Ronco' Popeil Pocket fisherman As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman - Walmart.com

    handy with PVC
    PVC tube would take the pole and handle , easily , the reel may have to be packed separately ,

    but the pole and reel makers are separate companies , that is not tough to do either .. they are made to fit .
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    It is pretty easy to carry a fishing rod on a bike. Here is my fly rod on my MTB along with U/L camping gear:
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    You could use pvc pipe if you don't care about weight or the lighter tubes made to slide over flourescent light tubes, but I find a cloth sleeve adequate.

    The light tubes I mentioned are these:
    Lithonia Lighting 4 ft. Fluorescent Tube Protector-TGT12CL4 R24 at The Home Depot
    They are pretty cheap, readily available, and can be cut to length. You will need to make or find an end cap of some sort to fit, maybe a standard pvc cap or a wooden plug?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauptmann6 View Post
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    Now to figure out how to carry a shotgun to where I shoot trap!
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    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Plenty of people in my neck of the woods simply ride with poles sticking up out of old panniers or even a deep bucket attached to a rear rack.

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    I remember reading once a guy put his fishing rod in his seat tube- don't know if it's really doable, but I thought that it was a great idea when I read it. Also, I don't fish that much, but I have the gear for when I have the time, but why couldn't one use an ice fishing rod? They're short, and strong as we've taken some big walleye, and even larger jackfish with 'em.

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    Fish with my fishing rods all the time! I simply attach a PVC tube to the bike rack using hose clamps. There are times when I carry 4 11' rods with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurch0038 View Post
    Fish with my fishing rods all the time! I simply attach a PVC tube to the bike rack using hose clamps. There are times when I carry 4 11' rods with me.

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    Nice setup. That's kinda what I was thinking but wasn't sure if it was practical.

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    ++ on the telescopic. I have 2 and i use the one quite a bit. I used to take it on my motorcycle too. But you can always change the reel in needed. But i mostly fished for trout or panfish. And i never worried about where to keep them on the ride home. They were a great mid ride meal! I really enjoyed doing those little fishing trips when i was younger. In my hiking pack now, which will be in my panniers for touring with my wife soon. i have it even more broken down to using a pole tip, some line and i still use it for trolling trout. I have some yoyo auto fishing reels too. They are fun to put in place in the evening, then return back to get the fish...and off to the pan again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauptmann6 View Post
    Nice setup. That's kinda what I was thinking but wasn't sure if it was practical.
    That looks fine for riding a short distance to a fishing spot from home. It sounds like that is what you want to do, so it might be a perfect solution.

    If on the other hand the goal was to carry a rod on long tours I'd do something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
    That looks fine for riding a short distance to a fishing spot from home. It sounds like that is what you want to do, so it might be a perfect solution.

    If on the other hand the goal was to carry a rod on long tours I'd do something else.
    Agree but I rode ~ 30 miles with that rod on the back that day on Marthas Vineyard.....no fish though

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    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
    It is pretty easy to carry a fishing rod on a bike. Here is my fly rod on my MTB along with U/L camping gear:
    MTB2.jpg
    You could use pvc pipe if you don't care about weight or the lighter tubes made to slide over flourescent light tubes, but I find a cloth sleeve adequate.

    The light tubes I mentioned are these:
    Lithonia Lighting 4 ft. Fluorescent Tube Protector-TGT12CL4 R24 at The Home Depot
    They are pretty cheap, readily available, and can be cut to length. You will need to make or find an end cap of some sort to fit, maybe a standard pvc cap or a wooden plug?
    This is what I use except mine came with end caps. Much lighter than PVC and plenty tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    That's awesome!

    For taking fish home this style grocery bag works great. Throw in a frozen water bottle or two to keep the fish cold and you are good to go for the day.

    DON'T buy it from this auction. You can get them at the grocery store for $3
    Hot Cold Insulated Thermal Grocery Bag Shopping Tote Reusable 15" x 12" | eBay

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    Latest "fishing" bike


    Rods and tackle are actually in the pannier, camp stool mounted on the side for lakeside seating. I plan to build a chair mount for that one...

    This is a more specialized example...


    This guy is in the bag in the pic above...

    Here's a shot of how the gear is carried on that one, note the rod in the pump holder and some tackle in the framebag with the emergency repair kit.


    My last example

    Made the "pannier" out of an old soft sided bag, rod holder is a length of pvc secured with bailing wire, bucket secured to rack via bungees, the rod holder in the pic is the one using an old innertube as a securing strap. The trailer in the picture is also part of the setup.. the box on the back of the car contains a float tube that I've been known to haul around in the trailer.

    Converting a bike to carry fishing gear can be cheap to free, and quite easy. Best of luck to you!
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    Thanks! That's some good food for thought.

    And nice fish!

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