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post #1 of 8 Old 11-29-2006, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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KLR Fishing?

Anybody ever tried to adopt a system for fishing from the KLR? I saw something about it on maybe 650.net a year or so ago before the 1st crash.

I have come up with a trial system that allows me to carry a small tackle box with a collapsible Panfish rod. I mounted a carrier/ice chest on the rack that is about the same footprint as the rack itself. I put maybe 4 or 5 lbs of ice in it.

If I catch something I can fillet the catch out and wrap it in Saran wrap and layer it in the ice nicely. Or I could just toss the catch in the ice and beat feet back to the home 20.

I've taken the system out once just to see how it handled on the road and actually fished for a short time (no luck) just to see how the ice chest would work. This particular pond wasn't too accessable and I couldn't get near the reed line. But the system worked ok. Now with the camera bag around my neck or in my backpack I have everything to document a great time and pictures to prove I actually caught something. (remote control for the camera).


Anybody else done this or have a better system?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-30-2006, 02:09 AM
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Re: KLR Fishing?

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Anybody ever tried to adopt a system for fishing from the KLR? I saw something about it on maybe 650.net a year or so ago before the 1st crash.

I have come up with a trial system that allows me to carry a small tackle box with a collapsible Panfish rod. I mounted a carrier/ice chest on the rack that is about the same footprint as the rack itself. I put maybe 4 or 5 lbs of ice in it.

If I catch something I can fillet the catch out and wrap it in Saran wrap and layer it in the ice nicely. Or I could just toss the catch in the ice and beat feet back to the home 20.

I've taken the system out once just to see how it handled on the road and actually fished for a short time (no luck) just to see how the ice chest would work. This particular pond wasn't too accessable and I couldn't get near the reed line. But the system worked ok. Now with the camera bag around my neck or in my backpack I have everything to document a great time and pictures to prove I actually caught something. (remote control for the camera).


Anybody else done this or have a better system?
I don't usually go so far as to need ice, but I have a water proof ammo case bolted to the rack that could store fish in water for a ride home. I have seen Holy Caveman mount a PCV tube from the passenger pegs to the rear with a screw on cap. It's big enough to carry a collapsing pole. Me I have several telescopic poles and tackle that can fit in my back pack. Now trolling in the river is a whole nother issue! :lol:

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Re: KLR Fishing?

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Anybody ever tried to adopt a system for fishing from the KLR? I saw something about it on maybe 650.net a year or so ago before the 1st crash.

I have come up with a trial system that allows me to carry a small tackle box with a collapsible Panfish rod. I mounted a carrier/ice chest on the rack that is about the same footprint as the rack itself. I put maybe 4 or 5 lbs of ice in it.

If I catch something I can fillet the catch out and wrap it in Saran wrap and layer it in the ice nicely. Or I could just toss the catch in the ice and beat feet back to the home 20.

I've taken the system out once just to see how it handled on the road and actually fished for a short time (no luck) just to see how the ice chest would work. This particular pond wasn't too accessable and I couldn't get near the reed line. But the system worked ok. Now with the camera bag around my neck or in my backpack I have everything to document a great time and pictures to prove I actually caught something. (remote control for the camera).


Anybody else done this or have a better system?

Pictures please!

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I went and got a 5wt 4pc fly rod/reel combo from WW Griggs. It came with a case and is only about 2' long. I can mount it and my fly vest on the rear rack and I am set for the day. I don't ever keep any of my fish so getting them home isn't a problem...Doug
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-19-2006, 12:59 AM
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I got one of those cheap spinning rod kits, you know the ones that come in what looks like a pistol case, not what I'd bass fish with, but for those summer rides around the lakes, it either straps to the rack or gets put in the tail box.

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Small ultra light rod and reel, peoce of 2" pvc, a clamp or two.

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-19-2006, 11:38 AM
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looks like ya got spider wire on that uktra lite.

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Not on that one, that might be cob webs from where it has been in the garage way too long. I did have spider wire on some of my reels, but I didn't care for it.

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