Re: Favorite number of rod pieces?
I always thought 4-piecers had something to do with plane travel. Have never done a fishing trip via plane. (Kind of annoys me that it is hard to find two piece rods these days.)
I'm only 5'10" and had absolutely no issues with a pair of 9' 2 piece rods in aluminum tubes strapped onto the side of an ALICE pack during 2-4 day trips up the side of the the Deerfield river where there aren't any real trails or anything. Then again, I did do a lot of backpacking when I was a kid. Actualy had my Kelty modified a little bit so I could mount and 8'6" rod tub on the side. Only time I ever had issues with it was going down really steep and rough terrain - kind of areas where you should't be wearing a pack as you climb down anyway.
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