ALL Posted May 27, 2014 By: Rachel Moffatt A Bicycle As Fishing Gear? Fish are mobile creatures, they travel to meet their needs; following food, finding mates, and staying in their preferred temperature zones. As anglers, we need to be mobile as well. Very few of us are blessed with a fishing spot in our own backyards. For most anglers, going where the fish are simply means a trip in the car or boat. But what about anglers who don't drive? How do they get to the water? I live in a small town and do not drive. Since I am a biker I decided to outfit my bike to be able to carry my fishing gear. It really only took some small changes and I am able to carry everything I need to shore fish for any species, even my favourite, steelhead, with my 10'6 river rod. At the start of the season, I took my bike the the repair shop and had a tune up done and requested that a flat rack be installed on the back. Then I bought a package of bungee cords in two different lengths. I usually bring two rods with me when I fish and I can comfortably fit two rods and reels on the bike, and have even added a collapsed umbrella minnow net. I align the rods with the reels together and hanging slightly below the rack and strap them to the rack with a bungee cord. With a short bungee, I secure the middle of the rods to the seat post. This has the rods fastened securely to the side of the bike frame. I have a Plano tackle bag that fits inside my backpack and the backpack can be fastened to the bike rack or I wear it if I am going from place to place quickly. Bike with waders on rack All loaded up on the pier With this set up, I can carry a lot of gear easily and quickly, and can access areas that cars cannot. I take my bike down trails and across little known access points, which gives me the benefit of getting onto water that few other people do. My "fish-cycle" might look a little strange to non anglers, but for me it is the best method I have of getting to where the fish are.