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My buddy's who i fish from shore with laugh at me all the time because i carry 5 different rod setups with me. I won't tell them why. If they read the lure package most lures use a different weight line to get the best action out of that one lure. Plus there are heavy lures and light lures too. It really gives me an edge to switch setups. They can laugh but the real proof is whats on the end of my line.

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i usually take a baitcaster and a spinning combo ? is how do you carry 5 you use a rod caddy ? i would carry more if they didnt get all tangled up

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Tugsandpulls- If interested they do make and sell rod quivers for you to carry more than one rod at a time or you build one like Islandbass did. http://www.bassresou...l__rod%20quiver

In the link you will see sites for a quiver and the one Islandbass made. I'm sure he wouldn't mind if he is still posting here to send him a PM and ask him about how he made made his.

Other members semmed to have this one and like from this site if the site still have them.

http://www.lakeside....2224&navCount=0

Sorry they're no longer available in stock. I just checked.

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I have a little pond boat. (2 person, 10ft. long) I will have up to 8 rods and my buddy 4-5 rods all with their colored rod jacket sleeves sticking out in different direction from the boat. We get a lot of comments and snide remarks about it. It actually does look pretty funny but were seldom out fished.

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Bigbill- If carrying that many doesn't bother you keep doing you.

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I do the same thing. I bought a boat so I could carry even more :)

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Stick with your 5 rods and let them laugh. I never let anyone shake my tree. It reminds me of a mtn bike outing I went on with my buddies. It was going to be a super muddy trip and so I devised make shift fenders out of plastic gatorade bottles to minimize any mud that was going to splash on me. My buddies were laughing their heads off thinking it was the dumbest thing. It turned out to be a very muddy trip. They were all covered head to tow with mud that dried up like concrete on the skin and clothes. I came out spit shine clean and I was the one laughing at the end of the day.

That's their loss. I used to carry 5 rods too, but I realized that even on the longest trips, only three of the rods were used more than the other two, and they were very much along the lines of RW's 3 rod recommendation.

So unless I need a 4th or 5th rod, I choose the best 3-4 that should suit the conditions I will be facing.

How do you tote your rods around? Just curious.

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I'm a shore-bound fisherman myself and I usually carry three combos.

7" MH/fast for jigs, t-rigs, c-rigs etc.

7" M/Mod. for cranks & spinnerbaits

6'6" Med. light spinning for finesse stuff, weightless plastics, small traps, basically anything under 1/4 oz.

There's always a couple of back-up rigs in my truck, along with an ultra-light spinning combo just for fun.

But, for me, trying to manage more than three combos is more hassle than it's worth.

Tom

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I used to all the time, but now the only way I do is if I am fishing unfamiliar water and I need to experiment to find fish. If I am fishing the pond behind my house, I usually carry 1-2 max and a small flambeu outdoors over the shoulder bag.

-gk

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When I go bank fishing, I usually can drive right down near the spot where I'm going to be fishing, so rod toting is not a problem. In the rare occasion when I do have to walk in to fish, I simply bundle the rods up with all the reels on the outside, and grab then in front of the foregrip around the rod shaft, and carry them upright to where I'm going, then set them down. It's not hard and there are rarely any tangles, and if one does occur it's not severe. My biggest problem is carrying my tackle bag, which is approaching 50 pounds now! Only have one other hand. The shoulder strap gave out long ago, around 35 pounds, LOL.

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When fishing from the bank I usually have from 3 to 5 rods in the car. When I get to a lake, I pick two rods that are best for that water to take with me. One is in my hand, the other rod is carried with the handle stuck in my belt behind my back - tip vertical/angled to the left a bit (I'm right handed)...and always being aware of any overhead branches, etc. A homeowner on one of my lakes gave me the handle of "Chief Two Poles" since he never saw me fishing with a single rod... :lol:

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Like the others have said - do what works for you. As long as you use them all - they are all worth taking.

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I usually carry 4-5 rods when I go bank fishing. Where I fish, there's not alot of accessible bank, I have 4-5 spots that I choose between and usually fish the same spot everytime. At this spot I have a creek channel, grass flat, standing trees, sunken trees, bridge pilings, underwater rock piles, and riprap. With the abundance of different structure and cover, I have a wide array of techniques I can and do fish. On a typical day I'll fish deep cranks, shallow cranks/jerkbait, tube, jig, t-rig, shakeyhead, dropshot, and swimbaits. It really benifits me to take different rods, I'd feel silly without multiple rigs.

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Because of losing the bigger bass i bumped up my rod size for topwater baits plus the heavier line. I did this for my larger cranks and smaller cranks too. My smaller minnowbaits / cranks are on a 5'5'' rod now. I know with the baits that run submerged a heavier line will affect the action and depth they will run at but i don't tell my buddies that. My success in the past proves that one rod setup won't do it all if were running a wide assortment of lures and depths.

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I don't know how you guys do it. I'm more likely to just carry one rod and an over the shoulder bag when I'm bank fishing. I like to move around a bunch and often cast as I'm walking. It's just less hassle, and less to keep track of, especially if I'm navigating tree limbs and brush.

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If im shore fishing i try to use one or two rods, if im on a boat i usually got three.

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They can laugh but the real proof is whats on the end of my line.

So True. But better believed when photographed..... :yes:

Tight Lines! :fishing1:

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i usually take a baitcaster and a spinning combo ? is how do you carry 5 you use a rod caddy ? i would carry more if they didnt get all tangled up

Put them in rod sleeves. You can carry ten rods if you want then.

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