Re: Small warmwater stream
SB - yes, that is a rockbass or as some call them a "red eye"
cwg - I used to keep lots of my gear in my trunk, but had my car broken into a couple years ago in SLC and lost my two favorite rods, both gifts. It was back when I was guiding a lot and I had LUCKILY taken my "guide" bag with tons and tons of reels, flies, etc. inside that night to organize. The rods, while sentimental, were relatively easy to replace, had I lost the bag I do not think I would have recovered still. I do like your idea of keeping a rig ready in the car. Maybe I should get a cheap set-up with one well-stocked box for this reason. Another thing, where you do live?