I am actually experimenting the similar idea this season. I am only outing with one 11ft 1.25 Avon rod paired with centrepin for some short early morning sessions, but have both float/trotting and ledger rig with me, and switching between the two methods depending on the swim. I know it is not an ideal setup, especially for long trotting, but I do catch on both method, from dace, roach to chub. And, most importantly, I don't need to carry a lot gear with me.I noticed the guy that presents the Korum LOTB series advocated the Glide, but he didn't have that rod recently and made do with a standard barbel rod...the Allrounder as a makeshift float rod, and it worked well.
I wonder if we get a bit sniffy over what rod for a type of fishing?