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Old 03-19-2008, 09:15 PM
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Make stringing up your rod and tying on a fly the last two things you do before leaviing the vehicle. This reduces the chances of it falling over when leaning up against the vehicle, or you having to walk around it as its sticking out of your vehicle, etc.

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This is probably pretty obvious to the experienced crew we have reading these, but it was brought to mind by the other thread regarding ferrule breakage: When moving through brush, break down the rod into two parts and carry them butt/reel end forward to avoid rod tip breakage.
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For neoprene waders ware a thin pair of rain or snow pants so the waders slip on and off easy.
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Dont be lazy, if you want to catch the big fish hike in a mile at access points before taking a single cast.
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This is probably pretty obvious to the experienced crew we have reading these, but it was brought to mind by the other thread regarding ferrule breakage: When moving through brush, break down the rod into two parts and carry them butt/reel end forward to avoid rod tip breakage.
Hi Neil,

I have found that when walking through trees or brush that has a trail, it is better to leave the rod strung up and pointing behind you. The problem I have with taking the rod apart is you place a fold in the fly line and the fold tends to catch on twigs or brush. With the rod in one piece and out behind me the fly line is in a straight line and won't get snagged as often. Just a different approach to a problem we all have. I wounder how others do it?

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I'm with you Frank. Leave it strung up and point behind. In fact this is the way I teach clients to always carry their rods. Even when not in the brush. People have a tendency to let the tip droop to the ground with out noticing. Hit the ground out front and stick a tip, in the one step it takes to notice you'll break that tip.
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The reason why I prefer to break the rod down into two pieces when carrying it butt/reel end forward is because I've found that in heavy brush, the line on a long rod left unbroken down tends to catch branches, far enough behind me where it's a problem getting it loose - more so than the occasional catch by the line doubling over where I've split the rod.

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Sounds sensible. What your most comfortable with is always the best way!!
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