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wading - carrying two rods - any ideas?


hoglaw

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I wade a particular creek a fair bit.  On some of my longer walks it would be nice to carry two rods with two different lures on them to cover water without having to switch back and forth - fast presentation with a follow up bait if that makes sense.  But I'm not really sure about the best way to do it.  Anymore I carry a very small box of lures that fits in my back pocket, a pair of clippers, a pair of hemostats, and a spool of line to make leaders out of if I break off at the knot.  Some days it will be two spinning rods, other days it will be a baitcast rod and a spinning rod.  I don't wear a backpack but I suppose I could.  Just not quite sure how else I could do it.  Sticking one down in my camelback works, but I have to zip it up a little on both sides which means I basically have to take the whole thing off to switch from one rod to the other.  There has to be a redneck solution to this.

Anyone carry two rods on wading trips without leaving one on the gravel bar and walking back and forth all day?

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What about something like this?  It's a sling that works kind of like a rifle sling.  Might take a few seconds to undo the velcro to switch rods, but seems like it would work pretty well to me.

https://www.turners.com/izorline/izorline-3-way-rod-sling-5292

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Cheaper price + free shipping: https://tackleexpress.com/collections/rod-and-reel-accessories/products/izorline-velcro-rod-sling

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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Both good ideas. They both contemplate the rod being broken down but I bet I could rig something up to wear the extra one over my shoulder and swap fairly easily. I can retire pretty quickly so it has to be awfully efficient to beat that. I may play around with it

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Simplify your life and carry one rod. You can tie a new lure on quicker than you can contort your body and pack and go through the rigmarole of switching rods. Plus, it's just more to carry and get in the way.  More doesn't necessarily mean better. I believe in the value of subtracting.

But, to each his own. I get it. Carry a four piece rod that you can bury somewhere.

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A fishing buddy used to carry two rods wading.  He would tuck the rod/reel under his left arm and arm pit, with the tip pointing behind him.  He would cast with his right and reel with his left keeping it tucked up tight.  He could do it fine, I could sort of do it but didn't like it, and had a tendency to forget and drop the second rod once on a while.

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I like to wade fish with 2 rods and my 2nd is shorter (5'6").  Use a small back pack modified at the bottom with a strap and ring to slip handle in (height to keep reel out of the water) and velcro strap at top side of the pack.  Keep the stored rod to my left and fish to my right side.  Nothing fancy but seems to work.  Good luck.  

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I've got a bag that will old 4 or 5 rods, and has a shoulder strap, not sure on brand,,,but it would work

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If If you google fishing rod bag and look at the pics, you might see something you like

 

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