Yes, but fishing isn't my main focus. And then I'd need a reel, and other misc. gear, adding to the weight. And its expensive. The Streamline handline (www.streamlines.com) is less than $20. I can cast it, so its got a bit more flexibility than tying a line to a stick or a pole.
Plus, it won't get in my way. The idea of bringing rod & tackle along sounds like a fuss and more bother than it's worth (to me). But a small, self-contained handline and a few flies, ... that I can wrap my mind around. Plus it sounds like a fun challenge to master the handline.
I know, I know, this sounds like blasphemy to folks who thrive on fishing!
I am more looking for advice on handline technique or setup of a dry fly system. Since there was a mention of someone having used a handline in the Sierra, I thought I'd ask.
Right now, I'm researching. I want to put a kit together, see how successful I am and then decide if I want to add the ounces later.