Sorry I didn't notice this post earlier. My Orvis Helos2 5-wt breaks down into four sections and fits lengthwise on the carrier of my '05-883 rear rack. My Loomis 8-wt 9' three piece rod also fits nicely. If you're worried about size, my Tenkara Teton comes in at about 23" collapsed and extends out to something like 14'. Sorry, I don't know anything about bait casting or spinning rods. Never use them. Sorry I forgot to mention, my waders and my vest fit into my saddle bags. I just catch and release.