A backup rod
rigged and ready in a well with a live bait is good insurance.
While working one, he sticks the butt of his backup rod
in his belt for easy access.
Bringing along a backup rod
(or compatible spool) with a full sink or sink-tip line is an obvious solution, but for a quick fix with minimal investment, here are a few pointers on getting your fly down.
Even if you're poling, keep a backup rod
loaded with a small crab so you can cast to fish that might be out of range for your bow angler.--Al Herum
That got me thinking that it would be nice to have a backup rod
with a stiffer tip for bigger fish such as cobia, trophy snook, bull reds, out-size jack crevalle and even small tarpon.
I put two to four of them in the boat wherever I go for deadsticking, but they often serve as backup rods
for trolling spinners or rigging liveba it.
can be stowed loose in the starboard-side compartment, which like the others is lockable.