They are actually pretty fun. Great for high stick nymphing etc. Mine slips into the hemostat pocket on my hip pack. Carried it all summer and got some nice fish on it. Left it rigged with a nymphs most of the time so I could switch quick between dries, streamers and nymphs without carrying around two strung up rods.Couldn't imagine anyone stealing that or even using it for that matter!
I'm beginning to think things that float are not the best idea on a river.[/QUOTE