When I'm banking it it's usually 2, one drift rod and a hardware rod. Haven't got much into float fishing.
This. It also sucks having to look over your shoulder every 30 seconds to make sure some *******’s not making off with your stuff while your nuts deep in water.Being a bank maggot when it comes to Steelhead, one rod. When I thought I might try bobber fishing tried two but dumped that idea like a hot potato. I like to fish and walk and not go back to pick up what I set on the bank every time I move 20 feet.
Always three, sometimes four. It can be a burden to pack out if you land a fish or two, but isn't that a good problem to have? Drift rod w/10 lb. Mono, Float rod w/ 20 lb. suffix, spinner rod w/15 lb. mono (more often then not when snagged you can bent a hook straight and get spinner back). Things that stay in truck to offset this are net, lunchbox, thermos, raincoat. I mean, we have three dogs and it would be unfathomable to imagine taking only one of them for a walk.So my buddy Dave laughs at me when we go steelhead fishing on the bank I bring four rods (Bobber rod,Drift rod ,Spinner/spoon rod , and back up) I mean to me its just easer to switch rods than to retie when I want to change it up. Heck I really could have one rod for spinner and one for spoon but four is enough. So how many is two many the back up rod stays in the truck normally unless we are hiking in I dont mind carrying the rods he just always laughs and ask if I am opening a tackle shop on the bank lol🤣