I usualy carry five or six rods on my fishing buggy. One is a light rig set up for bait. We can use them all if we have our name and address on them. How many I use will depend on the room that I have between the trees and how busy the bite is. Most of the time two are loaded with chicken liver. One will have a worm. The two big rods will have blue gills, one will be live and the other one will have a chunk of cut gill. This would not work with out circle hooks and good rod holders.