It’s alright if you’re a pleasure angler When you fish matches you never know what method will work on the day, in a match situation, with more pressure on the venue ...I’d rather take too much , than not have something with me , and personally I don’t really care what others think ...I certainly couldn’t get by with a rucksack etc, but good luck to those that can , but I certainly wouldn’t call them ridiculous, like they seem to think I am,
I wouldn't say you are ridiculous- if it serves what you are doing, then it works right? Nevertheless, the abundance of gear can certainly appear to be ridiculous for those who do not deem it necessary.
I hope you can see that this is different from labelling you ridiculous- that would be harsh indeed.
The only time I cart the kitchen sink is for a long stay carping trip... and even then its a pared down kit... after nigh on 60 years of fishing you learn a few things... looking at some of the photo's of kits on this thread, I can honestly say I took less for a week in France or on Redmire...!!!
Let’s be sensible about it , if I’m fishing a match , where all methods work I’ll take - pole hold-all, top kit case, ready rod bag(3rods), 3 rollers in bags, carryall, bait bag , seatbox, keep net stink bag , large side tray in bag, maybe,need a barrow In reality I can’t streamline that without leaving something at home I may need