Unreal fishing RIG

November 27, 2008

Stories

I came across a fly fishing website a few days ago called Fly Fishing the Globe.  This site was amazing.  Dan T. Cook a while ago made a transition from his day job in Energy Trading to Adventure Traveling.  He recently finished up a 75,000 mile around the world trip that included places like Alaska, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and New Zealand just to name a few.  If you check out his site you can see all the journal entries from all the places he fished.  Here is excerpt from his site:

“Greetings from HOME! The trip has been completed! In total the adventure covered 25 countries, 27 months and over 75,000 miles. I caught 62 different species of fish, drank 63 different brands of beer and met hundreds of new people, many of which are now very good friends. I am truly fortunate to have made this journey”

The coolest thing on the site was the RIG that he built.  I took some of the pictures from the site so you can see how FREAKING cool this is and how some day I envision a Fly Fishing Frenzy RIG.

Here are the Specs:

2006 Fly Fishing the Globe Custom Campa USA trailer
Builder: Campa USA, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Construction: Stainless steel & aluminum
Length: 13 feet (6.66 Meters)
Width: 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 meters)
Height: (traveling) 7 feet (2.13 meters)
Height: (Air-X deployed) 13 feet (6.66 meters)
Dry weight: Est. 2500 lbs. (1134 Kg)
Axel rating: 6000 lbs. (2721.5 Kg)
Suspension: Leaf Spring with control arms and shocks
Sleeping capacity: 6 persons
Storage capacity: 45 cubic feet (1.27 cubic meters)
Fresh water storage: 44 gallons (166.5 litres)
Propane capacity: 10 gallons (38 litres)
Wheels: Toyota Landcruiser
Tires: BF Goodrich 33×12.5×16

Stove: “Cook Partner” by Partner Steel
Water heater: Omega 2000
Water filtration system: Partner Steel
Batteries: Two Trojan T-125 6 volt deep cycle
Refrigerator: Engel 60L
Solar panels: Two Brunton Solaris 26
Solar controller: Morningstar Prostar 30
Wind Generator: 400 watt Air-X Marine Wind Turbine
Porto-Loo “Jonny Partner” by Partner Steel

2006 Fly Fishing the Globe Toyota LandCruiser 78
Purchased from: Ilam Toyota, Christchurch New Zealand
Wheelbase: 10.4 feet (3.17 meters)
Max power: 164 hp (122 kW)
Max torque: 281 ft/lbs. (380 nm)
Overall length: 16.65 feet (5.07 meters)
Overall width: 5.54 feet (1.69 meters)
Overall height: 6.46 feet (2 meters)
Gross vehicle weight: 4520 lbs. (2050 Kg)
Fuel capacity: 63.4 gallons (240 liters)

Custom alloy bumper & tray: Harrier Manufacturing, Christchurch, NZ

Electrical and alarm: HiTech Engineering, Sydney Australia
Bumper deer antlers: Shann Low, Mandurah, Australia

9 Responses to “Unreal fishing RIG”

  1. Bruce McIntire Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    cool, thanks for the comments. Lets us know if you ever want to guest post on our blog about any cool rivers you fish.

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  2. Chubbs Says:

    I checked out this guy’s site a few days ago and his adventure looked unreal. He caught 62 different species of fish. He was even in Isla Holbox about 1 week before we got there. This would be an adventure of a lifetime.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    some day we will do something like this.

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  3. hillbilly Says:

    62 diferrent species of fish and 100 different BEERS! I’m in!

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    you coming on this next years frenzy? maybe we can hit the private stretch of river you were talking about.

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  4. simmons Says:

    Fly fishing frenzy global tour! Slap it on a Rig! Can you imagine how many zingers we be killed on a trip like that.

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  5. Chubbs Says:

    We would definitely make a sweet little zinger dispenser. it would come from a refrigerated compartment and be dispensed at your pleasure.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    We could have a hog dog vendors cart that would detach, the possibilities are endless.

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