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hee-haw
02-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Looking for a way to carry my rods. I was using an old foldable-mesh chair bag but my bigger rods and reels don't fit. I don't want something too bulky... any ideas?

Seon
02-15-2015, 05:30 AM
I place them in the boat's rod holder...except when traveling to Oregon's Columbia River Gorge then I put them in the cabin locked because there were many stops for fuel and such. I didn't want them to develop legs and walk off :happy:.

Line Stretcher
02-15-2015, 07:23 AM
If you're transporting them without the reels then you can make a very simple rod tube out 3" White Corex drain pipe or 4" ABS DWV. You can get either at Home Depot.

I use the caps they sell for either product and place foam in them before I put them on to protect the rod tips.

I also put a wrap of tape on one end of the tube so the cap doesn't fully seat on that end which makes it fit snug but is still easy enough to remove.

You can make a handle and attach it in the middle of the tube to make it easier to carry.

hee-haw
02-15-2015, 08:18 AM
I don't take the reels off. I usually carry 2-3 rods and reels and just hate getting them mixed and stuck all over. Was looking for a bag or smaller case of some sort that i can just put them in individually... will check ebay again and bass pro. Thanks

Edit: i usually just put them in the car trunk or truck bed.

AnglingWes
02-15-2015, 08:28 AM
These are less than $30 on eBay.

redneckpunk
02-15-2015, 09:20 AM
I picked up a couple of these at Wild Sports. Available in both spinning and casting, simple sleeves 8ft long and adjustable. Velcro pouch to cover lures/hooks. Only downside, they are not designed to cover the reel

http://www.cabelas.com/product/BERKLEY-ROD-ARMOR/1878648.uts?productVariantId=3952936&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=38-24402445-2&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03970947&rid=20

~RNP

Buz4Bas
02-15-2015, 10:56 AM
I really like this one have one for all my rods
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Boating/Rod-Holders-Storage/Fishing-Rod-Tubes-Cases|/pc/104794380/c/104763780/sc/104541480/Cabelas-Hook-Guard-Rod-Covers/731617.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FN %3D1100638%26WTz_l%3DSBC%253BBRprd1878648&WTz_l=SBC%3BBRprd1878648%3Bcat104541480

dilbeck
02-15-2015, 12:40 PM
I use this. Keeps them up and out of the way so no broken rod tips while transporting.

http://www.rodmounts.com/rod-loft-pro/
http://rodmounts.3dcartstores.com/RodLoft-PRO-RLPRO-SOLD-OUT-until-April_p_8.html

Purchased mine for $99.99 and it appears prices have gone up. A little pricey but I've had mine for 10+ years and love it.

49erbassman
02-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Use cheap woman's hair ties from the dollar store aka rod wraps to keep them from getting tangled. No issues at all anymore for me


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hee-haw
02-15-2015, 02:47 PM
These are less than $30 on eBay.

I saw that and still thinking about it.


Use cheap woman's hair ties from the dollar store aka rod wraps to keep them from getting tangled. No issues at all anymore for me


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Ha i use those too...



Looking for something not too bulky that will cover the reel too

ghostfish_slayer
02-15-2015, 04:22 PM
If you're transporting them without the reels then you can make a very simple rod tube out 3" White Corex drain pipe or 4" ABS DWV. You can get either at Home Depot.

I use the caps they sell for either product and place foam in them before I put them on to protect the rod tips.

I also put a wrap of tape on one end of the tube so the cap doesn't fully seat on that end which makes it fit snug but is still easy enough to remove.

You can make a handle and attach it in the middle of the tube to make it easier to carry.

the corex drain tube or whatever it is the thin white waxy feeling stuff... that is how i made my travel tube.. i glued a permanent cap on one end and a clean out cap on the other.. i used red hot blue glue and it held ok. it has a soft feel to it compared to say abs or pvc tube.. it is super light and kind of feels like those soft touch reel seats... i drilled a hole in the clean out cap to allow for expansion and contraction in flight..

danweasel
02-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Depending on where I'm going either a truck or a car.

IronClad
02-15-2015, 08:58 PM
http://sportsmanswarehouse.com/sportsmans/Lindy-Elite-Rod-Bag/productDetail/Rod-Cases/prod9999007306/cat101030 could be an option

hee-haw
02-15-2015, 09:12 PM
I like that one best so far. May end up buying it tomorrow

redneckpunk
02-15-2015, 09:27 PM
I like that one best so far. May end up buying it tomorrow

Just make sure you call and verify they have them in store before you go. I was in Rocklin Wednesday night looking for a solution to carrying mine and all they had were the harder cases and sleeves for fly rods.

~rnp

hee-haw
02-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up

Line Stretcher
02-16-2015, 07:41 AM
the corex drain tube or whatever it is the thin white waxy feeling stuff... that is how i made my travel tube.. i glued a permanent cap on one end and a clean out cap on the other.. i used red hot blue glue and it held ok. it has a soft feel to it compared to say abs or pvc tube.. it is super light and kind of feels like those soft touch reel seats... i drilled a hole in the clean out cap to allow for expansion and contraction in flight..


it's true name is Triple Wall. Corex is actually single wall and comes in a roll. Triple wall is the hard pipe version and comes in either perf or solid. It was originally made by the same company and we always just called it hard or soft Corex.

Wormguy
02-18-2015, 09:41 PM
The slip on rod covers are $7.99 at Sportsmen's warehouse
They are ON-SALE at Bass Pro online for $3.97... Haven't had any kind of problems with
rod transportation since I started using these...:like:

basscatjosh
02-18-2015, 10:52 PM
Just takes a few minutes to remove reels and carry them in a separate bag and reattach when you get there. Less time than dealing with tangles and broken rods. Rod sleeves for the rods is what I use on my poles when stored on the boat.