No, I can't say I really like that idea. When I'm out in the tube I'd have to put the extra length of pole somewhere so I could unhook the fish which wouldn't be as handy as just using a shorter rod. I also find a shorter rod and line is more controllable than a longer rod in the wind and if you want to sight fish a shorter rod really shines. Of course the shorter rod I'm talking about is still 12 ft. long, much longer than most fly rods.