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Old 01-01-11, 09:28 PM
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Touring with Fly Rod

Anyone tour with a fly rod? If so, how do you carry it. Pics would be appreciated. Where is your favorite place to tour and fish?
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Old 01-01-11, 09:44 PM
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I have carried my 4 piece rod with me on a tour. I just strapped it on the back rack, with the tent and sleeping bag. I have a Temple Fork Outfitters rod with the TFO carrying case. Its the last one on the bottom of the page. https://www.templeforkflyrods.com/products/cases.html
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This help any?
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Old 01-01-11, 11:39 PM
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Tour with a 5 piece 8'6" 5 wt rod all the time. Shown in the grey tube sticking out the rear right pannier.

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Old 01-02-11, 12:46 AM
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My problem is the fish I catch are two big to bring home on a bike.
He, he he.
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Catch and release.

We need a best place to fly fish off a bike thread. A great tour with accessible locations, and easy camping so one could take time. I figure there must be a great place in the sierras, and maybe Wisconsin. In most touring there is too little time, and too much red tape. Just having the gear near water in certain jurisdiction could be a problem. Then the needs of the bike are not the same as the needs to fish. Tenkara makes sense though, fly fishing with minmal gear and lots of "me is better than you", so you can have fun and don't really need to catch anything.

Actually there is one kind of fly fishing that involves using special hooks that have an eye where the point is. For the most part these would be dries. Fish rises, you get a pull, sometimes a bit of a fight, and then you part as friends. Shouldn't really count as fishing, though in many areas if you aren't fishing or hunting animals in accordance with the regs, you are harassing them, and it is illegal. Ask the fish which they prefer.

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I just carry a little kit without a rod.
I've got a little earbud headphone case with line, hook, lures, & sinkers.
If I want to fish, I wind some line around a bit of a stick for a reel and I find a twig or piece of bark for a float,
and just chuck it out across the water.

Kit's got everything I need & it's half the size of a wallet.
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Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
My problem is the fish I catch are two big to bring home on a bike.
He, he he.
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Old 01-02-11, 09:58 AM
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I'm not really a fisherman, but if I was I'd be heading to Idaho and Montana
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A lot of parks in the midwest often have a pond, a river, or a small lake nearby where you can dab a fly close to where you might be camping for the night. Most of the time we'll catch and release but occasionally we'll wrap one in foil with butter and toss it on the fire. With the internet today it makes it so much easier than in the past because you can buy your fishing license for most any state online before you leave.
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I live in Idaho, so if I am doing in-state tours, I usually strap a fly rod (or sometimes a spinning) to the top tube. I have a case made out of nylon I made for it, and 4 velcro loops hold it on. The reel just goes in my bag somewhere. Its really fun trying to find places where I can just hop off my bike and throw in a line. In idaho, its really common to be going down a highway right next to a river, so its pretty convenient to carry a rod.
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
Tour with a 5 piece 8'6" 5 wt rod all the time. Shown in the grey tube sticking out the rear right pannier.

This is my tactic also.
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i don't fly fish anymore... but if i did, and wanted to do it on tour, i'd look at tenkara rods:
https://www.tenkarausa.com/blog/

more:

https://ryanjordan.com/blog/2010/11/tenkaranicity

https://www.ryanjordan.com/weblog/200...ll-creeks.html

lots on backpackinglight too:
https://www.google.com/search?q=tenka...ef8cda26d1a6ec
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