Back in college my mother viewed a few my fishing pole up against the corner and she ask the number of of those things did I need. At the time I only had 3, which didn't look like nearly sufficient, yet I really did not tell her that. I merely made the monitoring that golfers don't drive around the golf links with one club protruding of their bags. For the different scenarios they run into on the course, they have a club that ideal takes care of that situation.
Residing in southern Oregon, I needed to get a steelhead arrangement so I bought a 9'6" 7wt. For the longest time these 3 rods covered all my fundamental fly angling requirements. However when I started operating in a fly store, I had access to more rods and also began viewing the value of a much more customized rod.