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    Fishing Bike

    Any of you all ride your bike to go fishing in the summer? I work from home and have flexibility to get out and fish for a couple hours, a couple days each week. I live very close to downtown Basalt and the confluence of the fork and pan. I recently picked up a very cheap used 10 speed and was curious if other people ride their bikes to fish. If so, what is your rod holder setup?

    The bike has a parallel top tube...just Voile straps and move on? Probably only carry one rod when I go and wet wade.
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    Bungie cord works just fine.

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    Fishing Bike

    Cruiser or old SS 29er. I usually just hold assembled/strung up rod (sometimes break down into 2 sections) in hand along with lightly gripping the handlebar. Not perfect and Iím probably asking for a broken rod but Iím less than a mile to the water on combination neighborhood streets and bike path. DH there uphill home. And itís my older cheaper 5wt w/ shitty reel that just stays strung up in the garage most of the time i.e. the town rod. It works for quick sessions when the fishings on and Iíve got a brief window of opportunity to get out.

    This has me thinking I may try to upgrade that Ďsystemí though.

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    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. ĖErnest Hemingway

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    Fishing Bike

    Iíve been using and loaning out these two bikes ó 2001 Bianchi xc bike and a cheap fattie. I use a hiking pack with side straps. Works great with a split pole but Iíve ridden around with my 7í light tackle setup too. This is all with spin gear.

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    Fishing Bike

    Sweet canal rig!

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    Right!? Was thinking CCC.
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    I should of clarified...I almost never take my rods apart....so this is fully rigged and ready to go...fly rod. Vertically seems like not the best idea with a 9ft rod due to trees.

    Current thought is Voile straps along the top tube and head tube...wrap once around the bar, then rod and second wrap. That way, the rod is not rubbing on the paint of the bike. Donít want paint on my rod!


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    Fishing Bike

    Iíve used voile straps with a 9í spin rod
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    Nothing worse than paint on your rod!!


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    Break it in half (still rigged) and use these sleeves, I have used them extensively and they are money!

    https://www.scientificanglers.com/product/rod-sleeve/
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    Those are cool Telee...and cheap.

    I have a ceiling rack in my garage, and then a four rod holder on the bottom of my upper deck above the garage. I just keep all my rods fully rigged and in the racks.

    I leave my ski rack on the car all summer and throw the rods in there when driving to the river....or in the back of the camper.

    I think all last year I maybe took a rod apart and put it in a tube 5 times. Once for a warranty repair.

    Those tubes would be good for in the camper. Seems like when you have 3 or 4 strung up rods together...they always get tangled at the tips.


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    I take a collapsible rod with me in trout country. Not pic worthy, it's and ultra lite rod that collapses down to 12 in or so. Fits in my pack. Makes awesome rides awesome-er!

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    Bob Ibex trailer with cardboard tubes zip tied
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