I have a fishpond water dance pack that I absolutely love! But, (seems like there is always a but don't it ;p) I would really like to be able to hike into some of the smaller streams of the park. With the knee surgeries I've had in the past I have to keep these hikes small and not pack a lot of stuff. The water dance pack has plenty enough room for me to get by on for a day hike. (Lunch, a snack or 2 and a few water bottles and I'm good). My only problem is my rod and net. I love to take pics of the fish and use a net to hold them while I'm trying to get their pic. If I use my rod tube to carry the rod while I hike in what am I going to do with tube while fishing? I could use a rod sock and simply stow it in my pack while fishing but I'm not real keen on the idea of hiking thru the woods with nothing to protect my rod.
So, I've sort of come up with a solution, but I need some input here. I'm thinking I need a small daypack. Something I can tie my rod tube to, put my net and even my water dance pack in. Then I can hike in and unload water dance pack, net, and rod. Place daypack in water dance pack while fishing. Then reverse everything when hiking out. The only problem is my rod tube. There is no way that I can come up with to attach it to water dance pack. So I may have to hide it in the woods and retrieve it on the way out?
Maybe I'm just way over thinking this but if you guys got any solutions they would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,