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Old 12-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Like a couple of others have suggested, dry bags, like the one pictured below from Cabelas are roomy, durable and easy to attach to the seat. For bike camping I've been using a similar bag from Ortlieb for years. Still, some of your fly fishing gear, like boots & waders, are just plain bulky and impossible to compact. Down here in the southern Appalachian Mtns our trout stream are small, and in summer the water while still cold is warm enough that waders aren't a necessity.

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Like a couple of others have suggested, dry bags, like the one pictured below from Cabelas are roomy, durable and easy to attach to the seat. For bike camping I've been using a similar bag from Ortlieb for years. Still, some of your fly fishing gear, like boots & waders, are just plain bulky and impossible to compact. Down here in the southern Appalachian Mtns our trout stream are small, and in summer the water while still cold is warm enough that waders aren't a necessity.

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Richard,

When you say it is easy to attach to the seat, how exactly do you mean? Could you explain with a little bit of detail please? I don't quite get how to do it without having a rigid bottom on the bag. It would seem tough to do. That bag is similar to my fly gear bag by the way.

I'm sorry for asking such a newb question but it would be very helpful to me.

Thank you in advance!

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Cheap-o saddleman bags, I think they are the large Express Drifter ones. They work pretty well.

Back on topic, they're big but I don't think big enough to carry some of BPs salmon, those a freaking huge
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That's not a problem, I very rarely keep one. C'mon up anytime if you want to catch some yourself, I'll be happy to take you along...
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That's not a problem, I very rarely keep one. C'mon up anytime if you want to catch some yourself, I'll be happy to take you along...
Could happen! I started thinking about my camping plans this summer just today. I was considering Crisp Point Lighthouse's advice that the road out there is too sandy for road motorcycles, and thinking I may have to test that theory. And I was wondering if I could work Sleeping Bear Dunes into a trip while still leaving enough time for downtime. For things like fishing.
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Could happen! I started thinking about my camping plans this summer just today. I was considering Crisp Point Lighthouse's advice that the road out there is too sandy for road motorcycles, and thinking I may have to test that theory. And I was wondering if I could work Sleeping Bear Dunes into a trip while still leaving enough time for downtime. For things like fishing.
LOL, I've made it to Crisp Point LH in a pick-up and an SUV. I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to make it on a bike. If you make it up this way drop me a line. The Curley Lewis Highway from Paradise to The Soo is a great ride!
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My first thought after seeing the title of this thread was about riding along at a good clip then realizing your trouser's zipper/fly was unzipped.

Then at high speed, and wanting to correct the situation before you arrive at your destination- engaging in some reckless contortion to make yourself presentable.

It happened once to me, and trying to locate a tiny zipper in motorcycle gloves at speed was a fishing expedition for sure hahaha.

Now I just pull over and take my chances vs decency ordinances!
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Richard,

When you say it is easy to attach to the seat, how exactly do you mean? Could you explain with a little bit of detail please? I don't quite get how to do it without having a rigid bottom on the bag. It would seem tough to do. That bag is similar to my fly gear bag by the way.

I'm sorry for asking such a newb question but it would be very helpful to me.

Thank you in advance!

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Depending on the contents of the drybag, you may indeed need something rigid in the bottom of the bag to support it. (OK peanut gallery, hush up) Perhaps some old fishing poles, old broom handles, lightweight rigid piece of plastic, whatever you might have handy. On occasions I have mounted the bag length wise in line with the seat rather than across it.

As for strapping the bag down to the seat, I can heartily recommend Rok Straps http://rokstraps.com/ Rok Straps are a far superior solution to strapping cargo down compared to bungee cords.

In the pics below I've used shock bolt spools at the front of the bag and the tail light as anchor points for the Rok Straps. Sometimes I run the straps under the seat. I think you'll easily get the idea, just be creative. My Bonnie has the solo seat so the bag sits a bit differently than it will on a stock flat seat. The Tiger was a former bike.


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I cut a piece of 1/4" plywood to the appropriate size to put a "floor" in my dry bag.
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Thanks for the pics and the info Richard, it is much appreciated! You've given me some good stuff to work with. The plywood is a great idea too. Now I just need to put something together by the time spring rolls around. . .

Thanks to all for a fun thread!
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I have good luck with using the rok straps too. I clip onto the mount for the rear foot peg in the front. On the back, I've tied a couple loops with nylon cord onto the frame at the rear of the bike, and connect to those:




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