So here in the Northeast, trout streams can get pretty crowded. One way to ensure you have a shot at the best pool, the best pocket water, the best stretch is to be there first. The CRC is one the best was to accomplish this.
Recently, I drove up to one of my favorite winter trout streams. Ahead of me were two other cars replete with Orvis, Patagonia, Rio, and other stickers - so they weren't day hikers - As I pulled in, the others got out and started to don waders as did I - the race was on - but I had an advantage - While they were putting together and stringing their 5w's, I simply slipped mine out of my CRC and was on my way!
I ran into these brothers of the angle later on in the day and they asked about my CRC and I told them what I tell everyone - Best investment I've made in fly fishing in years. I was also in the middle of raving about the truly great and personal customer service when a big winter 'bow snatched up my midge and ran right for the sharpest boulder in the stream. He broke me off - but I wouldn't have had the shot at him if it weren't for my CRC.