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Old 07-26-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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The "Fly Fish your way to the 2010 BMW MOA Rally " Thread

I will start this thread with some photos and captions from our trip from Olympia, Wa. to Redmond Oregon where we fly fished and camped our way to the BMW MOA Rally.


Here is the obligatory shot of Bropher and myself when we got to the rally after three glorious days fly fishing central Oregon's finest rivers.


Yes they let Brophers V-Strom into the rally (there were quite a few of them)


We start our adventure at a little known coffee house here in Olympia under clear skies.
A local on a 1200RT pulls in and wishes us well on our journey.


By the time we reach southern Washington it is raining so we stop to put on some more layers.




By the time we get to Maupin Oregon it is 94 degrees!
Here is our first camp site in Maupin, Oregon on the Deshutes Rver.





So we have state of the art fly gear and I get skunked and bropher catches 2 little shavers.
Meanwhile these guys go all old school and catch the big ones with little nets on long poles...cool!




Water filters are great (when they work!)
This one sprayed more water out than in.


Noob fly fisher on left, patient instructor on right.



On our way to Sherman Camp on the Metolius river we stopped in Sisters to have some lunch and this lady from Texas came buy to ask Bropher some questions about the bikes and where we were going.
She was enamored with the idea of adventure bikes and traveling. She told us that if she was 40 years younger she would give this "adventure" thing a try!



So on to Sherman Camp we go.

We visit the world famous Deschutes Angler fly shop for some fly's



Ya gotta love the Metolius!



Camping 8 feet from the river....Sweeet!
We were trying to reproduce the cover shot of the latest issue of the BMWMOA magazine



Dining in style. Thank goodness for over priced camp food and soft baked cookies!


Here is a view of our campsite from the river




Yes we packed full chest waders with us!



A couple more river shots


This is one of the most photographed/painted rivers in Oregon and I can see why!


It was 85 degrees during the day but at night...


Thirty five degrees! in a compact summer weight sleeping bag? I froze my you know what off!
I took this photo so my wife would not think I was making this up.




A little more fishing and we are on our way to the Rally!


On our way to Redmond!


I am posting this at my business and need to get back to work. I will post more tomorrow!

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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So where's the fish?
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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You need to hook up (pun intended) with inmate Oyster on this site. Bill is from here in N GA and is a World class rod builder and DS rider.

Check out his website.

http://www.oysterbamboo.com/

http://www.oysterbamboo.com/files/carter_collage3.pdf

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:25 AM   #5
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Where's the fish?

On this trip I got to enjoy some fantastic scenery but only a few nibbles.
Bropher landed a couple little trout but he was up river and I could not get a picture of them before they were released.

I have read about that Oyster guy and he makes some outstanding rods.
I use to have a classic Orvis Battenkill bamboo that I loved but it is not in the same league as those Oyster's.

Someday.......
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I'm impressed!

When I go fly fishing and take my bike (vstrom 650) I have almost no room! And you guys Do it with camping gear!

Tight lines !
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Nice !!! Appreciate your posting this, what a sweet time you must have had, dig your choice of bike too
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #8
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Damn, those oyster rods are gorgeous.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:29 PM   #9
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Great pictures! My sister in law and son in law try to fish the Metolius at least once a month. I pulled a nice 12 inch native rainbow in a couple weeks ago, first on my new to me first ever bamboo rod.

How do you carry your rods, I was looking at a rod that broke down into smaller sections to take on the bike, any recommendations?

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:16 AM   #10
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Looks great guys. I wish I had trout streams that size here in Central Va. You can leap across most trout streams here in the Blue Ridge Mtns .

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How do you carry your rods, I was looking at a rod that broke down into smaller sections to take on the bike, any recommendations
I have a 4 piece 9' rod that I got a case for and I zip tie it to the subframe. Keeps it out of the way and takes up zero space in my panniers or top case.

I have even zip tied it to the subframe hanging off the back complete and out of the case when I am moving around the Smokies to different streams. I usually stick something bright on the end when I do that so some touron doesn't run his car into it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:49 AM   #12
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How to pack a fly rod

Thanks for the great comments guys.

If you look at the back of the bike I have a 9'6" Sage 4 piece rod in that brown tube strapped across the bottom of the panniers.




I used two ss hose clamps and a triangular Cabela's rod tube attached to the crossbar that runs between the panniers.

This was really stable and after 1,000 miles of pavement and gravel it was still solid.


I will be posting more pics later today.....
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Very nice. I almost always have my Cabela's Stowaway rod when I'm on a road trip. 5 wt 7 ft. rigged with floating line. It makes a great road trip even better when you can set up camp and spend the evening fishing.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:12 PM   #14
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Hey Charliemik you are spot on about the Cabela's Stowaway.

The older 7 piece rod tube fits perfectly inside the BMW Adventure case lid.
It stays put even when you open the lid it won't fall out.

I have a newer Cabela's 6 piece 4wt ($99 on sale) inside my old 7 piece tube!
Fits perfect and it is always with me.
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The four and seven piece rods are great for packing on a bike. I found a seven piece rod at a vintage/antique store that has a reversible butt section and two tip sections(fly & spin). One way is a fly rod, the other spin cast. Even had a metal carry tube. So I carry both reels in my vest. Works great to have on a road trip. If a fishing trip then I load up more conventional tackle.

Good RR, glad you enjoyed my part of Oregon.
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