Motoflyfishing

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

  1. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    Like this thread. I am new to the adventure bike gig, but have fly fished and built custom fly rods for decades. I started carrying a rod in my HD Road King saddlebags, but that big rig cannot go up fire roads, etc. I have built myself a Thomas and Thomas Vector 6pc 5wt rod, and a T&T Vagabond 7pc 5wt with tubes small enough to fit in my new Mosko Moto bags on the G650, or in my Africa Twin hard panniers. Riding a bike back into the woods where a truck cannot go, to waters hardly ever fished, is a special day. I am itching to get out again ASAP to the N. Ga. trout streams and back roads!
  2. K7TNT

    K7TNT Been here awhile

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    Nice, would like to some of your rods. I just ordered a Hardy Shadow 864 to try out this next season if it gets here. lol
  3. DJSponge

    DJSponge Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice pick! I am eyeing that exact rod, or maybe even the Zephrus if I can find a used one. I've heard nothing but great things about those Sub-9ft Hardy 4 weights...
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  4. Jill Miraflores

    Jill Miraflores tierra encantada Supporter

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    Hey, another fisher-person here! I switched over to the ancient art of Japanese fly fishing, Tankara. No reel, collapsible pole. It's about simplicity and lightweight, which is what I wanted for backpacking. Great to have along on my bike, too. Jill
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  5. DJSponge

    DJSponge Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've done some Tenkara fishing, and I do enjoy the simplicity. However, I find the limitation of length an issue on bigger rivers/lakes; I take both a 4 or 5 wt and a Tenkara rod with me.
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  6. interiorak

    interiorak Breathe now ... Proceed as way opens Supporter

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    Finally settled on a motofishing rod ... :clap:rofl:rofl

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  7. MattF44

    MattF44 Been here awhile

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    I bought a tenkara rod to bring along on my travels and love the size / simplicity. Granted, I still haven’t actually caught a fish... I figure with time that’ll resolve itself. Especially as I’m more of a salt water guy anyway and subtlety isn’t my strong suite.
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  8. TigerTrout

    TigerTrout Adventurer

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    Tenkara is great to take along anytime you are not sure if you will have time to fish and is great to have for small streams.
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  9. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    As a long time fly rod builder and fly fisher, I for one am not a fan of tenkara. It is humorous to me that suddenly this has become a fad. They remind me of the goofy collapsible rods from back in the 60s. I have buddies who ran out and bought them, but they never use them. I suppose there might be some niche for them, but I have never been to a stream where I could not use any of my "conventional" fly rods. To each their own though...
  10. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    @gzrglyde, I'd love to see some of your work. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do so.
  11. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    I will post a few pictures shortly...gotta hook up my external drive!
  12. MattF44

    MattF44 Been here awhile

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    I’m a bit of a masher, so take my options with even more of a grain of salt, but the tenkara excels in the packing light ethos — but the entire time I use it I wish I had a proper fly rod (so I could double-haul and terrify the trout).
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  13. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    Here are a couple pix of rods I built. I built three Winston rods for myself...3, 5 and 5 wt. The T&T rod is a Vagabond 7 piece for bike travel...

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  14. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    3, 4 and 5wt rods I meant to type...
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  15. K7TNT

    K7TNT Been here awhile

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  16. Jäger_

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    Heading into Whitefish later today to pick up my new Douglas DXF 9' 6 wt and Nautilus reel & spool; excited like a kid at Christmas - replacements for gear stolen along with the wife's Jeep last year.

    Not really the best dual sport fly rod for my little WR250R dirt road tourist ride. And I'll cut my teeth on it on the return trip by truck in the Kootenay River to see if I can dredge up a bull trout or two flinging great big pieces of flying fur and feathers. Galloup style streamers often peel them off the bottom, and this is a great time of the year to try for them (other than the fall), while all the other streams and rivers accessible by dirt roads are closed until mid-June.

    Anyone else see that eight piece travel rod Echo makes? Haven't had a chance to see/try one, but that compact little rod in a 5 weight just might be perfect for around here.
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  17. SeeRace

    SeeRace Been here awhile

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    Wow, I have the exact same 6wt and reel! I bought it for the Big Horn. You will like it! My travel rod is a frequent flyer from Orvis.
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  18. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    My travel rods are Thomas & Thomas. I built one from a T&T Vagabond 7pc blank, and the other is a Vector 6pc rod I built, and use Waterworks-Lamson or Aspen reels. I also have an inexpensive Cabela's 4wt 6pc rod. I throw my Simms wet wading shoes on the bike to use in camp and for wet wading! Planning a trip from Arizona up through the Rockies and hope to hit the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork again.
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  19. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    I know a couple guys who have Echo rods and they like them. I would buy that 8pc 5wt any day for a motorcycle travel rod...
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  20. TigerTrout

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    Has anyone found a good combo boot for riding and fishing? Or, do you change when you get to the river?
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