I usually fish not that far from a parked vehicle- hike in a little, no more than a 1/2 mile most times. I've been thinking about situations where the walk in is a lot farther- a couple of miles, and maybe down hill a bit. What do most of you do to get your gear in? A backpack for your waders? When you get stream side- cache your pack, put your hiking boots in it and pick it up on the way out?
What if you want to wade a long ways up stream? Put water and lunch in your vest? Wear a small pack while fishing?