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Thread: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    If I'm in the skiff I'll carry four to six; two or three spinning and two or three fly rods. That way I can cover anything from small jacks to tarpon, but this is in the salt where you never know what you'll find.
    As for fresh water, if I am on a multi day pack trip, or just a really long walk from the truck, I'll stick a five piece Albright in the back pocket of my vest so that if I broke my rod the day wouldn't be a total loss. But I generally only carry one rod for bass or trout when I'm wade or bank fishing. In a canoe I might bring two, say a four for panfish and a six for bass.

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    I always take at least 2 usually 3 with me in the truck.

    If I am hiking more than a mile from the truck and will be in the river all day I take my Orvis backpack with an extra rod strapped to it.
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    On an all-day, long distance wading trip I'll take an extra 4 piece rod in its tube, strapped to my backpack. On shorter wading trips I usually have an extra in the vehicle. Fishing solo from my one person Watermaster raft, I carry three rods rigged. I use a 4 wt. or 3 wt. for dries, a 5 wt. for nymphs, and a 6 wt. for streamers, and only if I'm pretty certain I won't be throwing streamers will I go with only two rods in the raft.

    On short wading trips, I will go with a rod that can do it all, which is usually the 5 wt., with either a 4 wt. or a 6 wt. extra in the car.

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    We drove about 90 miles today to get to a great fishing location. We aired up the pontoon boats, and as my younger son was mounting the reel on his rod, the reel foot broke off and jammed in the reel seat. Spare rod and reel at hand to get him on the water ? You betcha ! He ended up with a very fat 18" rainbow a few minutes later.
    I usually bungee 2 rods in their tubes to the frame.
    Spare rod and reel ?
    Don't leave home with out it !
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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    I carry two rods when I fish a reservoir,one with a floating line,one with a sinking or intermediate one.When I fishrunning waters with a friend we use one of the rod with a dry and one with a nymph,as we fish in turn ....we swap rods all dayI love "team" fishing

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    I usually carry two rods with my. One is either my Z-Axis 5wt or Radian 5wt - my workhorse rods. Or my 4wt G2 for dries or my B2MX 6wt for streamers.

    Randy
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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    I always have two rods whenever I use some sort of watercraft (float tube, pontoon boat, drift boat, jet boat, etc.) It's nice being able to adjust presentations.

    I rarely take a spare rod with me when I am on foot although I will have a spare one in the car. The only time that I will take one is if I will be hiking all day.

    Dennis

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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    I don't 'carry' more than one.

    I always have at least one spare in the truck, though.

    Often when I go I don't know which river or brook I'll end up fishing, so I take rods to suit the possible places I could fish.
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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    Two if in a boat or pontoon. One (with the spare in the car) if wading

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    Default Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by fq13
    If I'm in the skiff I'll carry four to six; two or three spinning and two or three fly rods. That way I can cover anything from small jacks to tarpon, but this is in the salt where you never know what you'll find.
    I hear you!

    I simply don't have the discipline to go after only one specie that refuses to cooperate when there is a whole ocean out there filled with who knows what that just might be very hungry, very big and very good eating besides.

    Rods in a small boat in the salt can be a major hassle - resembling a pile of kindling the kids have been making a fort out of - especially when going after multiple species from a flats boat.

    Since everyone I know has flats boats, I decided to re-engineer an old bathtub Mako 17 for fly fishing - my second career - for good-weather , blue water fly fishing. The only guy I know who would use his flats boat for this has moved, but it was not a great solution for that purpose and ocassionally, quite scary.

    Having multiple salt water species to go after is a much greater challenge with the fly than with conventional gear because everything wants to foul the fly line, and the wind will invariably find the slightest little protuberance to blow the line under, around or into.

    Things were so much simpler years ago when setting off on my Bonneville with one fly rod, a backpack and topo maps strapped down behind me headed into the North Woods' tote road complex.

    But this is just another challenge, and I'm finally getting close - only about 2 years later than anticipated.
    http://www.miterclamp.com/Images/N_Amer_FF.jpg Cheers, Jim

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