Re: Good, cheap rod tubes and socks
I know you said something other than PVC, but it is the cheapest and you don't need any special tools. The only thing I used was a hacksaw. I didn't even have to glue on the end caps. The fit was tight enough that they just stay on. As for socks, I went to the local fly shop and he had extra rod socks lying around. He sold me one for $5. Worth checking out if you have a shop near you.