• Jolene

    Love these vids about fishing! I have a small handbuilt 5 piece 7wt rod built especially for me for bike/backpacking trips and I also have a great old Pfluger Medalist that is one of the ones that was still built in the USA! I concur on the waders. It’s hard to carry them on a bike trip,(esp. along the Cascade Lakes Hwy where the water is sooo cold) but a good pair of neoprene socks go a long way. I also got a pair of felt soles (used to resole fishing boots) and glued them to the bottom of some some light weight backpacking canvas and made booties to pull over my Keen sandals. Work great for wading without slipping and super light weight. My next DIY project is to take an old reflective safety vest and put some fly fishing tabs/pockets on it(dual duty)! Oh, ‘fishermen’ and fisherwomen love to bike and fish! Have you ever done backpacking on your bike? I have only a few times, but it’s hard to hide a bike and I worried about it the entire weekend, but it was still hiding when I got back off the trail! It would be so easy with a folding bike though. Sigh, wish I had one. Love these blogs! Thanks for writing!! Jo

    March 27, 2012
  • Norm Michaels

    A great write up on how to keep Fly fishing simple. Nice Job Russ.

    March 28, 2012
  • Russ,
    I guess this is more of a question than a comment… Did you need to obtain a fishing license for each of the states or commonwealths you fished? I am planning a tour that will cross several states, just wondering if it is worth the effort and the expense of obtaining a non-resident fishing license… for each state I visit.

    March 28, 2012
  • Nice post, a subject near to my heart. You gotta try Tenkara. Only way to go for backcountry fishing.

    March 28, 2012
  • Hey there Jim,
    Depending on how long we’re in a state I’ll get a license. Some are fairly inexpensive. $20 for a non-res annual. If it’s a state fairly serious about fishing I’d get one. In New Zealand I bought an annual non-res for $120 but we were in country for 3 months and it was worth it. Even got checked at a river for the license.


    March 28, 2012
  • Dave C,
    I have a Tenkara rod too and really enjoy it! Great for small water and super fast to deploy.


    March 28, 2012
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  • Adam

    It’s totally worth it. I lived in Salt Lake City and travel to Montana Wyoming Idaho and it’s usually 10 to 15 bucks for a 10 day license for out-of-state fishing and they make it pretty easy. I’m sure prices are little different now but it’s easy is the point I guess I’m just trying to make. You’ll kick yourself and regret it forever if you don’t do it. some of the best times I’ve ever had has been on some stream in the middle of nowhere…

    August 11, 2014
  • I love fly fishing and I’m new to cycle touring. What are some good flycycletourfishing trip routs you’d recommend? I’m about to have a 4 month break and can go anywhere.

    April 10, 2016
  • A big loop around Oregon, Idaho and Montana would provide lots of great cycling and fly-fishing adventures. On our short list would be to tour and fish along the Caraterra Austral in South America. Also, Iceland has lake and sea run salmon fishing. Hope that helps!


    April 17, 2016

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