Murray's Adventures in The Adirondacks, also published as "Adventures in the Wilderness, Camp life in the Adirondacks" - George Murray 1869
"I strapped my rifle, rod,and all my baggage to the sides and bottom of the boat,"
...is a perfect illustration of the need for formfits for rods going into the wilderness!!
The best part of this particular Book of the Month is that you can download and read this book yourself, - it is freely available as a PDF and can be downloaded here.
Go get it, you'll read it in an afternoon but I promise you will enjoy it.