Can anyone verify that they actually always carry a weapon WHILE "fishing", not while "going fishing", but the gun is on them while wading and casting with fly rod? How is something like a gun packed in such a way that it can be kept dry, yet accessed in - say - 2 seconds or less? I'm not saying people don't pack - just that I don't see it, nor understand how it is done (if it is done). I kinda doubt packing while actually fishing happens much at all. More often - people have guns, bring them when they go fishing. Just too much bulk and weight (especially for the much larger weapons needed to stop a bear), too much water around, and too much time to get it out for a threat.