Combining Riding With Hobbies: Fishing

Jun 20, 2015 View Comments by

Combining Riding With Hobbies: FishingMotorcycle-sized Fun –

As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite pastimes into one’s motorcycle tours.

Fortunately, where there’s a will there’s a way. Surprisingly, there are a number of products out there that allow riders to take maximum advantage of their precious leisure time (and luggage space).

We decided on five different hobbies that also tend to be popular among motorcyclists: fishing, bicycling, photography, golf, and even kayaking. Here is hobby number one…

Aerostich Voyageur
Mini Fishing Kit
Items as long as fishing poles don’t tend to fit well on motorcycles. Thankfully, the solution can be found in the extensive Aerostich catalog. The Voyageur Mini Fishing Kit is light, compact, and features a cork-handled graphite fishing rod that, when assembled, is six feet long. There’s also a ball-bearing-driven, open-faced reel. The reel is made from stainless steel, brass, and aluminum with a drag clutch. The kit also includes a miniature tackle box (but no tackle) and fishing line. The whole thing packs down into a nylon travel bag that is easy to fit in panniers or a topcase. $47 from


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About the author

There’s something relentlessly romantic about riding a motorcycle. I’m blessed to know that feeling. With a background in photography and a love for motorcycles, I’m interested in the beauty and honesty of the open road. You’ll find me riding Carolina’s roads on my Suzuki SV650.