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    Bikepacking McCall's Hot Springs

    Trip from few weeks ago. Fires really busted up our plans but still got in 4 good days:
    Bikepacking McCall's Hot Springs

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    Looks like it was a great trip! Thanks for sharing.
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    Great video! Thanks
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    Nice job! Planning a 90 mile overnighter in two weekends. 4 days would be a dream - especially if I could fish, too! Thanks for the inspiration

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    Thanks guy!

    wahday: I brought my tenkara rod. The whole kit comes in at under 6oz. So, I've got no excuse not to bring it You guys have good fishing down there?

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    flumphboy: Good fishing in the right places. But we have the second lowest land mass to surface water ration in the nation, so you have to search it out. Pecos, Jemez, Chama, and the Rio Grande (especially in the north of the state) have some great fishing. Never bikepacked near any of them though. And this time of year I like to go to places too hot to visit in the summer (meaning hot and dry).

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    Ya, guess that makes sense. I'd wanna get outta that heat too.
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    I really enjoyed your video. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flumphboy View Post
    Thanks guy!

    wahday: I brought my tenkara rod. The whole kit comes in at under 6oz. So, I've got no excuse not to bring it You guys have good fishing down there?
    Hey Casey, could you give a recommendation for a tenkara rod for bikepacking? Something that would collapse down shorter than most rods I would presume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flumphboy View Post
    Trip from few weeks ago. Fires really busted up our plans but still got in 4 good days:
    Bikepacking McCall's Hot Springs
    I actually found this blog a few weeks ago from a Google search, looking for a route between McCall and Stanley. My in-laws have a cabin on Payette lake, where we go visit a couple times a year, and I wanted to do a little bikepacking next Summer. Looks like this would be more than adequate. Thanks for posting!
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    G'day.

    That is a very enjoyable vid, with excellent ambiance. The trail looked to have a good variety of conditions. Congratulations on a good ride and an equally good adventure.

    Warren.

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    griz, Any of the Tenkara rods would be suitable, and be able to pack down for bikepacking purposes.

    I used Foutainhead's StoneFly 360, which is a 12ft rod. For pricepoint/performance, you can't beat it. I have heard that the lilian has fallen off some of them, but never experienced that problem myself.

    For smaller streams you might look at one of the rods over at TenkaraBum. Dave has a nice review of one here: Daiwa Soyokaze 27: putting the tenkara back in tenkara Bedrock & Paradox

    And, you just can't go wrong with anything from TenkaraUSA.

    ps. Let me know what you get.
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    Thanks Casey, later this year, I'll pull it all together in the form of my first trip report. Cheers.
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    Great video! We just moved to Boise in October, and I'm looking forward to finally experiencing the McCall area without snow.
    Oh, and thanks for opening my eyes to tenkara. Something new for me to play with this year.

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    Right on Los, tenkara is definitely the way to go for lightweight fly fishing.

    There's some really good stuff going on in the McCall area. And, they're getting crazy gov grants to build even more trail next summer. Can't wait to get back down there myself. How are the Boise trails?
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    Bikepacking McCall's Hot Springs

    Trails here are really good! Foothill trails are fairly treeless and open, but there's a lot of good stuff a little higher.
    I plan on doing some bikepacking this summer in both the Boise and Owyhee Mountains, as well as trying to get up to the West Centrals some.
    I've been reading up on tenkara pretty much nonstop since watching your video! Seems like there should be some good freestone creeks in all those areas.
    If you're ever over this way, let me know.

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