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    Default Transporting delicate rods

    Hi,
    How does everyone transport delicate float rods? I know you can get sleeves and leave the rod made up, I'm not sure they offer very good protection.
    Maybe I'm being fussy but is there any better ways of protecting them?

    Thanks

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    chefster Guest

    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    Quote Originally Posted by noddy_88e View Post
    Hi,
    How does everyone transport delicate float rods? I know you can get sleeves and leave the rod made up, I'm not sure they offer very good protection.
    Maybe I'm being fussy but is there any better ways of protecting them?

    Thanks
    Hardcase ready rod sleeves or rod tubes

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    Fishing Rod Blue Tint Plastic Tubes Standard Size 6ft | eBay
    i splashed out and got these of ebay got 10 work out about £4 plus each delivered , there quite good that you can see what rod inside the tube
    no more broken tips in your holdall or damage eyes.
    worth it if you have rod that cost a bit of money ,peace of mind knowing there protected in your holdall..

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    I use these rod tubes which are tough and come in two different diameters. I cut them down to size and use them for storing my rods.

    Standard Black Rod Tube

    STEVE

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    For "made up" rods these are pretty good, just be aware of the room needed to carry them around if you only have a small car:

    Total Protection Holdalls - Korum, Fishing Made Easy
    “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.”

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    binka Guest

    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    All of the above really.

    There is one thing I'm going to try when I get around to it as I wanted something neat to slide over the Avon rod whilst it was made up but broken down on the quiver to protect the eyes without it ending up looking like or having the bulk of one of those bass guitar cases.

    I'm going to get a narrower diameter top kit tube as per the ones used in pole fishing, cut it to length so that it will slide over a made up but broken down two section rod as far as the reel and then cut out a slot for where the line comes out at an angle from the reel to the first eye on the butt section, work around the cut edges with a flame to make sure there's nothing abrasive for the line to rub on and all being well the thinner diameter tube should go in the quiver's retaining strap that normally goes directly around the rod blank.

    If it works i'll post a pic.

    (if it doesn't you'll never hear from me again on the subject and I will deny ever trying it )
    Last edited by binka; 01-02-2015 at 09:39.

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    As I never carry made up float rods, mostly in the cordura wrapped, zipped tubes that they came in, put inside a holdall or quiver of some description. If they didn't come in such a tube, then in a shop bought plastic rod tube.

    If I'm roving, then a couple of rods are likely to travel in nothing more than their cloth sleeves. I do have a couple of hardcase type rod holdalls. However, one is for a short rod commercial set up, and borders on useless for anything else. The other is for two piece 12ft specialist type rods. As I feel that 12ft two piece float rods are the absolute epitome of neither nowt nor sommat pointlessness, I don't have any of them.

    As much as current fashion has us going headlong down the two piece rod road, I still prefer my float rods to be three piece, especially if they are any longer than 12'. I have one two piece 13' float rod. It's a cracking piece of kit, but it's an utter ball ache to transport.

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    Binka, I was toying with a similar idea, except I was going to cut a tube at the reel set position and use sticky back velcro to join the two parts together, but I bought some drennan made up rod sleeves instead.

    I have just seen the preston monster hardcase 2+2 rod holdall online so I must get to the local tackle shop for a proper look at one.

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    I usually keep my delicate float rods in tubes and make them up on arrival at the venue but have recently invested in a drennan three peice made up sleeve (I leave the sleeve in the car, put the rod together and hoof off up the river). I would still be a little concerned when in the car with friends as I reckon the guides might get bent if holdalls etc where placed on top of it so I think I might hang it up on the clothes hooks in the car to keep it safe. Imo those bags are ok to protect from slight knocks and scratches but not much else...jmo gent's.
    I think the best protection is a plastic tube.

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    Default Re: Transporting delicate rods

    I always use plastic tubes and never keep rods made up. I did this occasionally many years ago when I had the chance to fish for an hour some evenings but don't do it now. The Microlite rod I have has a separate tube for the tip that fits the rod bag, so double protection.

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