Motoflyfishing

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by doorman, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. flylink

    flylink Been here awhile

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    Quick trip up to the Clavey River on my Husqvarna Terra. Great afternoon of dry fly fishing! Nothing real big, but got some 4x4 trails, mud & water crossings in also! Exactly what I bought the Terra for! Oh, and the covered bridge, quick trip to Indigeny Cider! 20180604_132240.jpg 20180604_153527.jpg 20180604_161656.jpg 20180604_165908.jpg
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  2. Longrodokie

    Longrodokie Prepared Chris

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    A little info for anyone searching for a great travel rod.

    I was in Missouri yesterday at a popular local fly shop poking around and saw an echo trip 5 wt. on the shelf. I asked the shop owner to string it up for a test cast.

    Now I have known this guy for years and he knows me and the type of fishing I do. Mostly small rivers, spring creeks and freestone streams. Rarely any big water.

    So he says " I have the perfect rod for you" and introduced me to this gem.
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    Maxxon Passage 4wt 8 foot 6 piece. He split up the combo and sold me just the rod for 150$.

    This little rod is a fine casting piece. It has a medium action and still enough power to throw a weighted nymph with indicator 50'.

    I own a few wonderfull light weight rods like a 7'10" 3pc sage TXL 4wt and a beautiful old Sage 2pc 7'9" 2wt LL. Both rods are a dream to cast and are great for short work but neither are compact enough for moto fishing. This new little Maxxon fills the bill though.

    It's a fine casting rod, very compact and the price is right.
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  3. K7TNT

    K7TNT Been here awhile

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  4. K7TNT

    K7TNT Been here awhile

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  5. wadethewanderer

    wadethewanderer To infinity and beyond.

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  6. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    This thread has slowed down some. Figured I would ask a question.

    What is everyone using as their pack rod and reel? I’ve been really enjoying fishing 4 weight and 5 weight fiberglass fly rods. Anyone using fiberglass pack rods?
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  7. Jäger_

    Jäger_ Osons

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    A Redington Tempt (380-6), six piece 3 weight fly rod; super compact when packed up in case; along with an Orvis Battenkill fly reel. Incredibly good rod for the weight; compares very favorably with my Scott G2 4 weight.

    I've tried a few fiberglass rods; I'm not a flyrod snob, but fiberglass doesn't do anything for me a far as the feel and action goes.

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  8. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    That is a great looking fly rod and an even better looking river. How do you like your Battenkill?

    I've been using a 1 piece 3 weight 7" 1' fiberglass recently and it lays down the dries pretty darn good and loads up quickly for tight areas where I normally fish.
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  9. motofshr

    motofshr Adventurer

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    Hello from Oregon on a stormy night with nothing to do but go through some pics 20180610_141724.jpg 20180610_181707.jpg taken on a month long loop I made back in June... fishing my way through Oregon (Holy water upper Rogue), Colorado (Spinney Mountain and Antero Resivours, Utah (Green River below Flaming Gorge Resv)., Wyoming, Montana (Madison River) finally Idaho and back to Coos Bay,
    The ride was great , along the way stopped into the V-Strom Cashe rally in Buena Vista, nice group of guys that had come in from hither and Yon, very casual meetup and tire kicking. I Put 4800 miles on the 650 V-Strom which was packed to max GWRV...... camping gear and a personal water craft .............. so much for packing light.... This was my second long trip on the V-Strom and I'm enjoying it more with each mile.

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  10. motofshr

    motofshr Adventurer

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    Hit some good dry fly action on the upper Rogue where the Salmon flies had the Rainbows looking up as well Stoneflies on the Green in Utah. I had packed my float tube along and got into a few big Rainbows on Spinney Mt Resiviour drifting #16 Callibaetis and Chironomids on a floating line with a long (12ft) leader. The Madison was slow due running high from the melt combined with a major rain event just before my arrival....that's my excuse for fishin with not much catchin... Fish porn from the upper Rogue..... DSCF0059.JPG DSCF0060.JPG DSCF0061.JPG DSCF0063.JPG
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  11. rc51kid

    rc51kid Adventurer

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    I have not read this whole thread. But i have been fishing Tenkara for the last few years with good success in WY/MT. I just got a little XT225 and plan on using it to reach some spots. I think the Tenkara lends itself perfectly to the moto fishing.
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  12. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    [QUOTE="... I Put 4800 miles on the 650 V-Strom which was packed to max GWRV...... camping gear and a personal water craft .............. so much for packing light.... This was my second long trip on the V-Strom and I'm enjoying it more with each mile.[/QUOTE]
    +1 on the weestrom for travel. I've only made one trip packing the float tube and it was a bit awkward. That needs to be conquered as there's nothing more frustrating than standing on a weed bound shore without a boat. Thanks for posting it sounds like a wonderful trip. dd
  13. sledrydr

    sledrydr Been here awhile

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  14. motofshr

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    Hi dd....yep not fun when you know the fish are feeding 100yrds offshore...for me it's definitely worth the effort to bring the tube... uber comfortable lazy fly fishing...until a big blow comes up...one of the days on Spinney a thunderstorm blew in out of the west..this during a classic feeding frenzy ..there were several others in my vicinity... various pontooners and tubers all hooking up......the rougher it got the better the bite... as the storm got closer ... I actually witnessed an episode of "ball lighting"....... finally most of us came to our senses and started kicking for shore ...downwind, fortunately.
    Packing... the tube, fins, waders, longjohns, booties, 12volt inflator and a small tying kit...filled up a 40-litre dry bag, which was taking up the space that my sweetheart usually occupies ...perfect tradeoff ;) ...
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  15. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    My wife is getting me my first Tenkara rod for Christmas. I figured it would be good to use off the moto and mountain bike
  16. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I also put a reel and rod on my list for Santa, I have fished quite a bit of my life but for large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish...so this is new uncharted territory for me, I don't live even remotely close to any streams with trout, and I have never thrown a fly.

    I will need some guidance from you guys, I got an introductory rig because who knows if this is a flash in the pan or another new hobby......as if I need another one.


    I will post up a pic of what Santa brings and then I will need help with picking line.......... I mean it man I'm green.
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  17. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    It is extremely fun. I’ve only done it for a couple of years but something I don’t think I will ever give up.

    With fly fishing you get 70% proficient fairly quick, the last 30% is the booger!
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  18. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I will probably never be able to put a fly in a solo cup from 40 ft like I can a spinner or buzz bait.
  19. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    I believe in you!
  20. motofshr

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