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Old 04-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Right now, when I drive to the river, I have my rod taken apart and put in a case that holds the rod and reel. Now, I drive a Silverado, so it would be hard for me to carry my rods assembled and all tied up. But, it would be nice to arrive at the river with my first fly set up already tied up and ready to go.

Does anyone travel with their rods already put together, or do you just get everything all set up when you get there?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a set up that would allow me to carry my rods assembled without worrying about them getting damaged on the way to the river?
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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The only 2 rods I've seen broken since 1978 were not in their tubes, prior to that I broke 1 while in use and 1 that was run over by a car. That may not be an easy answer but it is true, rods that are left out of the protective tubes on a regular basis get broken. I know how long it takes to put rods together but I also know that a broken rod is a bummer of tremendous proportions. Many of my rods are not replaceable so I keep them safe. Check the data here; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ory-added.html

If I am going to a nearby creek or river I use the rack below. It is handy when moving from river to river also as long as you are not going to travel on highways. When you carry rods like this you do not forget that your rod is not in the tube.

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I have 4 piece rods. I carry them in 2 piece tubes with reel holders. I break them in half and they fit in the case. Reels on, fly docked on the little fly holder. All I do is release the fly, put the 2 sections together and the rod is ready to go. I store them under the back seat of my Silverado.
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I am definitely more interested in not breaking a rod than I am in saving time, so I will just keep on breaking them down. But, I will take that 4 piece in a two piece case suggestion.
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I failed to mention the cases that are made for exactly this purpose. The name DB Dunn comes to mind and I've seen them in most stores that sell fly fishing tackle, even Wal Mart. This would protect your rods and save you some time.

I use a variation on this theme when I fish using my bicycle for transport along the streams. I break the rod in 2, stuff it into the rod cloth and slide it into the vertical tube you see in the picture on the front axle & fork. Then I wrap the reel with a neoprene case and travel to my next area. Same idea, rod and reel are both safe while I drive the bike. Where there's a will, there's a way

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The only 2 rods I've seen broken since 1978 were not in their tubes, prior to that I broke 1 while in use and 1 that was run over by a car. That may not be an easy answer but it is true, rods that are left out of the protective tubes on a regular basis get broken. I know how long it takes to put rods together but I also know that a broken rod is a bummer of tremendous proportions. Many of my rods are not replaceable so I keep them safe. Check the data here; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ory-added.html

If I am going to a nearby creek or river I use the rack below. It is handy when moving from river to river also as long as you are not going to travel on highways. When you carry rods like this you do not forget that your rod is not in the tube.

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i've been thinking about one of those for awhile. looks like a slick setup
would it be suitable for say a 25 mile drive?

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I've driven 40 or more miles at times here and while I lived down east Casey, the thing is that you don't want to get going at 65 or better with your toys riding on the hood for too long. For short jaunts it's the ticket.
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yep, i'm sold.....new dent in the old bank account for the fly fishing disease

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Hey Casey, There's a thread on here with photos of a low-buck carrier I made for about 5 bucks.
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