The "Fly Fish your way to the 2010 BMW MOA Rally " Thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by FishGS, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Those are some good looking fish you guys have there! :eek1




    I will post the rest of the pics on Monday the 2nd.

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  2. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    I've never said this before because, well I've really never had the chance, but..............


























    I HATE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








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  3. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    I can finally post the rest of the photos from the rally.


    It is now Saturday, the last day of the rally and there so many things left to see.

    I start the morning with my trusty Jetboil and instant coffee to get things going.
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    Brrrrr.
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    When the sun finally hits it warms up quick!

    First item on our agenda is English Trials.

    You gotta love a guy that will put his vintage airhead in a competition against modern bikes.

    Waiting for the start.
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    Another vintage airhead. Love that helmet!
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    The slippery grass was a challange for the bikes with street tires.
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    In the final stage of the trials the crowd got to throw water balloons at the riders. I can't say if they do that in real trials but they should!
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    After the trials we went to the vintage bike display.

    WOW!!
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    There were some very cool bikes on display but this one was my favorite.

    After wiping off the drool from our faces we were off to see some stunt riding.

    This guy could do some incredible stunts!
    First he wowed the crowd on a 1000RR
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    Pretty impressive until he brings out a fully bagged F800GS and does the same stunts!!
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    The wheelies are cool but the stoppies are Insane!
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    On our way back we see this cool dog that rode here on a KLR!
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    It is starting to get late, We hit the vendors one last time and it's on to the closing ceremonies.

    While the crowd waits for the ceremonies to start they shoot t-shirts out of this compressed air cannon!
    The shirts fly a couple hundred feet, WOW.

    So I'm talking to bropher and I notice that the cannon girl is pointing our way and SMACK! I get clobbered right on the chin!

    They pack the shirts really tight and they hurt. But it was totally worth it cause I now have a cool BMW shirt made out of that wicking material, Sweet!
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    So the ceremonies are done, they giveaway a alot of cool items including a brand new F800GS.

    We take one last photo with some of our new friends.
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    On our way home on Sunday we ride Mckenzie pass and it is spectacular!

    Here is one of the many lava fields we rode past.
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    We find this great riverside restaurant to eat lunch at.
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    What a view!

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    The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful.

    As a noob to a rally I can tell you I would go again in a heartbeat!

    Maybe next year I will fly fish my way to Pa.

    Hmmm.........





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  4. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    thanks for sharing makes me sad that i did not go, no passport some day i will get there .
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  5. jachew

    jachew Adventurer

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    Fantastic RR and photos.

    Bropher, glad we ran into you and were able to spend some time catching up. We fought off the crowd around your Strom on Saturday to get a peek at the new additions to your steed. Looks good.

    FishGS, pleasure meeting you. Hope we can get together down the road.

    Again, great RR.

    Take care,
    Joe & Anitra

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  6. Nookslayer

    Nookslayer Adventurer

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    This was a great post to see. I got in to adventure riding to increase my fly fishing. I was happy to see your packing pics as I was trying to figure out how to do it. Good to see you stopped in to Hazel's shop on the D.

    Btw, the Oster rods are amazing!
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  7. donnymoto

    donnymoto Long timer

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    This is great, my 2 favorite past times, fly fishing and riding, great report!:beer
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  8. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Hey Joe and Anitra, it was nice meeting you two at the Rally.
    Judging by the lava field behind you it looks like you took McKenzie Pass home also!


    Your right Nookslayer, Those Oyster rods are really something.
    I doubt I will ever be good enough to really appreciate one of those.

    And donnymoto is spot on about combining our love of
    adventure motorcycling and fly fishing!
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  9. Jeremy L

    Jeremy L Been here awhile

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    So glad we were able to meet you guys at the rally. Maybe next time we'll find a way to all ride together!
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  10. Bropher

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    Yeah Donnymoto - I agree! This was our first shot at riding, fishin', and camping. It was a great time - the Metolius river is a total Blue ribbon stream - you definitely have to be on your game. This river should be on everyone's bucket list!


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  11. Bropher

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    Thanks Jeremy - It was great working with you! I watched your video from the rally. Some day I hope to be able to keep up with you guys and get out on a ride! We're already trying to figure out how to get to the rally in PA next year. :clap
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  12. GB

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    Oh man, i missed a great rally.. thanks for the pics and report... looks like a great ride and a great time :thumb
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  13. MGB

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    I get funny looks hauling around my fly rod, but it works. I too carry full waders, they fit in a givi top case perfectly (with room for the other fly fishing stuff). There's a Virginia mountain stream in the background on a frosty morning (seen on the seat)...
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  14. jonnyw

    jonnyw Been here awhile

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    Anyone know his inmate ID and what bike he rides? I was in Portland last year for a week fishing the Sandy trying to get a steelhead on fly to no avail. You guys need to ride down here to Charlseton and I will take you out on the flats for big reds on the fly! Maybe a poon if the time is right.
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  15. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Hey Gadget Boy, I thought maybe you might have been a vendor at the rally with those cool ADV decals of yours.

    Do they have any rally's in Canada?


    If I ever find myself in your neck of the woods jonnyw I will let you know!
    Fishing the flats sounds like fun. (what kind of fish is a poon?)
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  16. jonnyw

    jonnyw Been here awhile

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    Thats southern slang for Tarpon down here. When I was in Oregon I had to figure out what the hell a redside was.:lol3
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  17. ReactorTrip

    ReactorTrip glows in the dark

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    I am definitely wanting to get down to Charleston sometime soon, love going to that city. Stayed awhile at a friends house on Sullivan's Island, loved it. Never been fishing out there. There is a guy on my local fly fish forum that teases us with his big reds.

    What weight rod do you use out there for the reds?
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  18. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Hey jonnyw'
    Thanks for not going all "Jo Momma" on me with the poon comment.
    After I submitted the post I was having seconds thoughts thinking about the possible replies!

    I'm thinking that would be an epic trip!! :clap
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  19. jonnyw

    jonnyw Been here awhile

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    Thats all you will need. I sometimes bring a 6wt when I am going after specks. I was fortunate to call the world famous Mosquito Lagoon my back yard for many years. That place is truly majic! With Hellsbay Boatsworks and Renzetti vises a stones throw from my house. I would regularly run into people like Lefty, Bob Clouser and Flip Pallot- who lived up the road from me. I moved there to get into guiding the flats but the birth of my first son meant the need for steady pay so I rejoined the corprate rat race and moved to SC. If y'all every get down this way lets see if we can hook up.
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  20. jonnyw

    jonnyw Been here awhile

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    Back in 01 my wife and I had Planned a 17 day trip to run across country on our 1150GS. Fly rod in hand of course. We were gonna swim in the Atlantic and then in her home waters of the Pacific. But she was in school still and a exam came up that she couldnt miss that would have cut it down to 9 days. So we took a smaller trip in the south. But I came close to that epic 2 wheel fly fishing crosscountry romp. Now with 2 kids and $1200 a month in daycare I dont know if will ever happen. But I will keep dreaming.
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