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Rods and reels.. How many do you take with you when fishing from the bank?

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I have 6 rods and reels that I can use. They are all bait specific. 1 for cranks, spinner baits, worms, jigs, buzz, and pitchin/flippin. I don't have a boat so I fish from the banks which I don't mind. I hate lugging all 6 rods with me even though I have a tote-em-pole rod holder. I don't like to leave my expensive gear unmaned so I usually walk maybe 20 yards or so infront of me put my gear down then back track the 20 yards so me gear is always in my sight in front of me. When I am out fishing it is usually for the entire day and it becomes a pain in the butt moving my gear all around. I am not lazy, I have a pair of knees and a back that bother me but will never stop me from fishing. I prefer to fish several different styles of bait and don't want to be committed to only 1 rod all day. As I said, all my rods have a specific purpose. I could not put a crank bait on my flippin stick if you know what I mean. I have a waist pack that fits all the gear I need so it is not a factor to have a tackle box to carry as well. Do any of you other bank anglers have a solution that I am over looking?

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i bring 2 or 3 with me. one being a 5' UL. the other two are 'all purpose'. i throw lighter stuff on the 6'6" light spinning rig and everything else on the 6' BC rig. tackle , water , etc goes in a backpack.

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Just one and only one lure class.

Merry Christmas!

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fishing from shore for me usually means im walking around a pond....I'll have 2 rods,  a spinning rod with a senko and a baitcaster with spinnerbait or Buzzbait loaded up

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I fish from the bank also and carry 2-3 setups with me and a shoulder bag with all my gear. I have 10 different rod and reel setups and which ones I take usually depends on the lakes I'm fishing at during the day. Since I fish with my brothers we hit 2-3 lakes a day when we are out fishing.

I have a 6'6" M/MF crankbait setup that always goes with me. I also have a 7' ML/Fast setup and I also take along either a 6'6" MH or 7'MH BC setup.

Those three setup pretty much cover everything I might throw for the day.l The one constant is the crankbait setup since I tend to start with those and throw those the most. The other setups change in and out.

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One spinning rod and a backpack or vest with my gear. I hate pulling a ton of gear around when I'm bank fishing.

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Another vote for 1 rod, and a very minimal tackle selection. Frequently I'm also one lure class just like RW mentioned. Mobility and convenience is much more important to me than dragging and trying to do everything when fishing from the bank.

-T9

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2,one spinning and one baitcaster.I carry a backpack for my baits and lures.

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1 rod with 3 or 4 back up lures in lure box in my pocket.

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If he's out for the whole day I'm sure he doesn't want to bring just 4-5 other lures with only one rod.

I'd just bring 3 rods if I were you. One rod for your cranks, one for your jigs/heavier stuff, and one for texas rigs. My tackle bag is the one from BPS that you can carry around like a backpack.

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I carry a 1 spinning rod with 6 mono and a extra spool of 6 pound braid. And I carry a 6'6 MH bait caster.

For tackle I carry a backpack or a soft-sided tacklebox.

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1 rod and a small backpack with a few lures, scale, camera, and pliars. More than one rod limits my ability to move freely. Too many lures weigh me down.

If I'm stream fishing I use spinning gear.

If I'm pond fishing I motly use casting gear.

I will usually leave a backup rod in the car.

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When at the waters edge only 1, have 6 loaded and ready in my truck.

Like you I have some problems with knees and hip, I walk banks with a cane.

Knowing exactly what I need at any given time of the season or spot will help, I have all the rods setup for that time and spot and will be able to get to other rods easily enough if one  setup doesn't do the trick.

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!   

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fishing from shore for me usually means im walking around a pond....I'll have 2 rods, a spinning rod with a senko and a baitcaster with spinnerbait or Buzzbait loaded up

ditto

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I have 11 small lakes around me that I fish. I'll usually have 3 to 5 rods in the car but will pick one to carry with me for a particular lake/presentation. I'm never more than 1/4 mile from the car so if I have a huge reel or rod problem I can always get back to the car easy enough to grab another rig. I'm thinking of making a sling with velcro ends so I can sling a second rod across my back in the event that I need to change presentations. I have all open shoreline with no overhanging trees so a slung rod won't hang up on anything...

My gear goes in a fanny pack and that works well.

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I usually carry two rods if I am pond fishing. One is the Rick Clunn 7' MH which is a nice all around rod. And the other is an All Star select MH sold by Dicks. I do not like spinning rods all that much. The high end outfits stay in the boat. Every once in a while I will pull out a 20 yr old old lightning rod with an old abu garcia on it and take it along. It may be an oldie but it is still a goodie. LOL

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I carry 2 or 3 rods and a backpack with all of my lures in it. A Wave Worm tiki stick is always on one of them.

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When wading the creek, I just carry one UL setup.

If I go to a pond, I will carry the UL and another baitcasting setup.

I had a small tackle bag that is good for ponds, and I will normally just carry a small box and stick in my pocket in the creek.

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3 but I just pieced another combo together so, 4

1- Spinning M action for light stuff

2- Casting MH for cranks

3- Casting MH for spinners

4- Casting MH for larger Texas rigs

  -gk

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I have a backpack FULL of tackle it weighs ALOT!! so I carry 3...1 spinning 7'6" for real light stuff, 2 BC with my worm & light jig 7' mf rod. 3..my swimbait rod 7'6" mhxf, I will toss heavy jigs and spoons with it.

To carry more rigs is too much for these OLD bones, that's one reason why I favor a backpack over a tackle bag.

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I took a trout fishing trip from shore with 5 rods and it was a b. One ultralight spinning for soaking bait, one medium spinning rod for smaller lures, one light baitcaster for larger lures, a fly rod to have some fun casting around if the bite was off, and a swimbait rod with a huddleston if the big bass bug were to tag along. I spent more time fumbling with rods and tackle than anything else plus we hiked about 6 miles. When you only take one rod it can be more productive because you can cover more water and put all your focus into what you're doing. I almost always fish only one rod for shore fishing bass. Usually my 7' Lamiglas certified pro xc704 because it covers a huge spectrum

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