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Old 09-29-2013, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

All my rods are two piece. I've been using a two rod caddy for many years. Unless I'm going somewhere I expect to need the heavier rods, my 4 wt and 6 wt stay in the caddy. Last weekend trip in August was with the youth hunt group, brought along an extra 4 wt (7' 6") and a 3 wt cause there was one kid that had got a new fly rod and wanted some instruction. My 4 is noodley and my 6 is a bit faster and are good examples of the difference. The shorter 4 is also a good example and teaching tool.
I have tried carrying a second rod while I fish. Too distracting and mostly unnecessary.

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The Old Man and I floated this last weekend, two guys (only one fishing at a time most of it--obviously) and we had 5 rods in the boat! And unfortunately actually had it come in handy as a rod broke to boot.
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Extra stays in the Jeep, just in case something bad happens since I usually drive an hour or more to fish.
This happenened to my son in law while we were fishing a couple of weekends ago. Lucky for him I always carry two flyrods with reels. We could have rented a rod but then we would have had to leave and go to the flyshop. Lost fishing time.
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In a boat, always have a nymph rod and a dry fly rod rigged and ready to go.

I like to take at least two rods in the car -- big river -- a 6 wt and a 4wt. Mountain streams and "wind rod" and nice gentle dry fly rod.

However, if I have to do a bunch of walking, I usually have to choose one rod and go with it. Can't see carrying two rods around all day when I may likely only use one. But there have been times when I wished I'd do so.
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Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

When wading trout rivers I typically will only carry one #5...sometimes a #4 that is appropriate to the environment. In a drift boat with my partner we will carry two rods each and my record number, when flats fishing with my wife in Belize for bones, tarpon but primarily permit was 7 rods from a light #8 through 12-weight...all rigged. I was able to say to our guide, when he would see a fin crease the surface, "big crab or small crab" and, accordingly grab either a #9 or #10 with the correct size and weight fly. A lot of fun to fish a lot of rods in the same day.
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Along the same line of multiple rods, do many of you bring multiple spools along to over/under line your rod? i.e. bringing an extra spool lined with a 4/5wt line to throw on a 6wt rod? Or vice versa? I've heard a few conflicting lines of thought regarding over/underlining. Curious if this weighs into anyone's choice when bringing multiple rods.
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I don't but I have thought about it. If I win the lottery, I will hire a caddy to carry gear for me and then I will have all the gear I could possibly need when conditions change!
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Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

I mostly keep backups in the car (a 9' 5wt, 9' 6wt streamer if conditions call for it, and an 8'6 3wt if I decide to change directions and head for brookies).

But on occasion I'll carry a 9' 5wt for everything and a smaller (7'6" 4wt) for tight situations. When I do I use the Simms 1/2 day back and just stick the broken down 4 piece in the pocket.
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Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

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Along the same line of multiple rods, do many of you bring multiple spools along to over/under line your rod? i.e. bringing an extra spool lined with a 4/5wt line to throw on a 6wt rod? Or vice versa? I've heard a few conflicting lines of thought regarding over/underlining. Curious if this weighs into anyone's choice when bringing multiple rods.
I like to over/under line and I bring a spool 5wt streamer line for my 6wt.

If I am fishing on foot, I will bring a 6wt spooled with 6wt floating line and an extra spool of 5wt streamer line to under line, a Tenkara Rod the Amago for a hand to hand close combat.

If I am fishing from a boat (stillwater fishing), I will bring a 6wt rod with all the lines mention above and 8wt rod spooled with a 6wt type V sinking line for my underwater Christmas tree decoration. A spinning setup with drop shot rig and a Tenkara rod.

I only have 3 fly rods the 6wt, 8wt, with 4 different types of lines in various weight for over/under lining and a Tenkara.
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