For the longest time I’d have my fishing gear propped up from the very back of my SUV, on the top of the back seat. Meanwhile, I had a ton of other things in the back: Tackle boxes, a suitcase with fishing gear to wear in the water, another suitcase with regular clothes to wear when I’m not fishing, and a small bag with toiletries.
When you’re really invested in your hobby, some of the smallest things can get you worked up. Especially because fly fishing isn’t exactly an inexpensive hobby. I remember the days when I’d go around a turn and something in the back would shift, and I was constantly in fear of one of my fly fishing rods snapping. I knew the longer this went on, the more probable it was.
I had finally reached a point in my life where I wanted to really prepare, to eliminate any unneeded stressful situations that could take place. Of course, you couldn’t prepare for every little possibility, but there was a good amount of things to have ready and lists to check off to make the trip itself just a lot easier. When I was younger, it was no problem to fly by the seat of my pants and just let the chips fall as they may. I didn’t get so irritated at minor setbacks at that time.
Now it was a totally different story, and I wanted to get a leg up on the situation. I had been buying some fly fishing accessories from Trouts Fly Fishing, and I chose to do some more browsing, just to see how I could better prepare for my next trip that was rapidly approaching in the next 3 weeks.
One of the things I discovered, which probably should have been more obvious to me before this, but didn’t really register until I saw it, was the Riversmith River Quiver Rod Carrier. I could get one that carried 2 or 4 fly fishing rods. I opted for ordering the 4 carrier, since sometimes I had friends or family come along, and I had 2 fly fishing rods all on my own.
I haven’t for even a second regretted my decision. This is definitely one of the things that someone should have on their list to better prepare for their trip. It makes packing up the rest of your vehicle so much easier.
Not to mention, it safely secures the fly fishing rods, it doesn’t move around, and it isn’t noisy, although I feel like some noise would be expected, and wouldn’t even be that annoying. But it’s a moot point, since there is none.
It’s one of the best purchases I have made in terms of reducing the potential stress that could happen on a fishing trip. I’ve made mine virtually stress free, and I can say a lot of that is courtesy of my Riversmith River Quiver Rod Carrier. I definitely think it’s a must have for any person who enjoys fly fishing.