Motoflyfishing

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

  1. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    I usually take a pair of Simms wet wading shoes...strap them on bike with a bungie net... Tiger Trout.jpeg
  2. 5131dan

    5131dan Been here awhile

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    Depending where Im fishing, I change my boots. Either knee boots hip boots or waders.
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  3. KMM696

    KMM696 Devout Agnostic

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    I did get pulled over by a trooper coming back from flyfishing about 10 minutes from home, when I got lazy and didn't switch back to moto gear. He had never seen anyone on a V-Strom wearing wading boots, waders, fishing vest and an Arai before. Didn't seem much worse than the first time I tried riding in MX boots.
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  4. flylink

    flylink Been here awhile

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    I change when I get to the river. I tried my FORMA's, they worked until @4-5 inches of water. Riding home in 40 degree temp with absolutely soaked gear, not so fun.
  5. flylink

    flylink Been here awhile

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    Glad to know I am not the only one! Though never pulled over by the cops!!
    Was just how I got around when I went to West Yellowstone
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    How do you guys carry your fly rods on the bike? Seems like across the seat they’d be too wide.
    I’m trying to figure out a PVC tube, from the rear foot peg up and back.
    Post pics?
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  7. wadethewanderer

    wadethewanderer To infinity and beyond. Supporter

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  8. Fishenough

    Fishenough Team Lurker

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    Both 4 piece fly rods, I have never tried to carry a 2 piece rod on the bike though I really like flylink's picture from Yellowstone with a bobber attached and a ready strung rod! Here in Asia strapped to the bars on the KLR or WR
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    Or in front of the top case with the KLR or GSA

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  9. flylink

    flylink Been here awhile

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  10. flylink

    flylink Been here awhile

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    Pretty much in a tube across the back, regardless of bike. My 3 piece 4 wt. is my longest tube @34 inches. If I am doing more serious trails, I go with a shorter rod/tube.
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  11. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    PVC pipe painted black. Used heavy flex tie backed up with safety wire on the lower end and a simple bracket I bent up from aluminum stock I had for the upper mount. Drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the pipe for air equalization. Pick diameter pipe that closely matches rod...wrap rod in a cloth case or towel to pad from vibration. Orvis sticker optional. Shown on a Gen 1 KLR.

    The thin SS wire cable visible is a 4' section with loops crimped at each end for securing jacket to bike (cable is run up sleeve, then locked to bike by the helmet lock).
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  12. Longrodokie

    Longrodokie Prepared Chris

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    Some 1.5' pvc a glue on cap and a screw on cap. Aircraft wire bundle clamps.... Holds a 9' 4piece rod.
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  13. Zapgarou

    Zapgarou Ripper Supporter

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    4 piece 5WT strapped across the back in rod case

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  14. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    I'm leaning towards something up and back from the right rear footpeg, maybe. I'll probably wind up with the rod out of the hard case, just in the cloth bag, to keep diameter down.
    Could just strap it across the seat I guess, it would work with the tent/ground pad rollup. It's not THAT wide.... maybe I am overthinking this.
  15. motofshr

    motofshr Adventurer

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    I had just arrived on the overnight train from Hanoi, had a sleeper berth while the bike rode in the equipment car...... loaded up... with my flyrod (6wt) secured and ready for any opportunity.... 20171115_083026.jpg had some blow-ups throwing for Snakehead (ca chuoi) on top with a mouse pattern....but could not keep them on...great fighters and escape artists, burrowing into the swampy water they thrive in... must bring an 8wt next trip... Awesome country for motofun!
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  16. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I really like the "swept back" rod tube attachment on the 2 bikes above.

    My first attempt many years ago was straight up the rear frame tube of my XT 350. Looked great. Couldn't get on or off the bike, though. Had to do a leg sweep over the handle bars, kung fu style. Oh to be that flexible again.
  17. dammitdave

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    Wake up! Wake up! It's not really warm enough for me yet, and the damn wind won't stop blowing on the weekend so I went to the Flyfishing Show in Lynwood, North of Seattle, today. I picked up a rod holder called a Quick Cast. https://quik-cast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/XD_1.png It's a hard tube for your rigged rod that keeps it all rigged but tangle proof in the case. The vendor demo's setting up the rod in about 10 seconds and stowed it in about 20. Hell, it takes me 10 minutes of cursing and swearing to untangle and rig when I stop and I worry about the rod rattling around on forest roads between holes. I also spent some of my IRA fund on a Dave Scaddon Predator Lo Pro X fin and oar float tube. You're up out of the water with oars on a pointy float tube. It weighs 9.6lb and he claims it'll fit in a 2300cc day pack when rolled up. He and his son like to motofish and he developed it just for that. I'll have it in a week and post some pics. You may not want to look at it 'cause it's a little pricey, $899 show price includes shipping, and you might have to make a serious sacrifice to keep your kitchen pass. https://static.wixstatic.com/media/ae9580_f22875ed341f4c50a1c09cb9c36fe63d~mv2.gif
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  18. interiorak

    interiorak Breathe now ... Proceed as way opens Supporter

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    Dirtsampler Adventurer

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    my God, that's a handsome bike!
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    interiorak Breathe now ... Proceed as way opens Supporter

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