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Old 10-31-2010, 05:57 PM
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Default Best/Favorite fly rod container

I am all set to buy my 1st one,I never had one, and I don't really want to have to buy another,so I need a good quality one from the get go. Any suggestions?

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Do you own a rod but no tube for it?
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Best/Favorite fly rod container

Sorry, yes I have several fly rods and no travel tube,they were shipped in cardboard,pvc,etc...I am just looking for a effective to transport when I travel.

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I don't know how many piece rods you plan to travel with but I highly recommend the corura covered square PVC rod case. Orvis and Abel made some fine rod cases like that though I think Abel gave up on making soft goods.
I can shove 5-6, 4 piece rods in there and stash it easily in the overhead bins on a plane or in my trunk.
Being square, when I'm on a boat it stays put far better than round rod cases.
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I have an Orvis case like Jackster mentions.
Of course they don't make them anymore, but it looks like this one.
Fits four 10' saltwater rods. Love it.

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I am all set to buy my 1st one,I never had one, and I don't really want to have to buy another,so I need a good quality one from the get go. Any suggestions?

thanks as always,

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There are lots of ways to transport rods. Here are some important factors that you want to consider.

How many rods do you wish to carry?
What are the lengths of the rods that you have?
How many pieces do they break down into?
Do you want to carry reels along with them?

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Default Re: Best/Favorite fly rod container

These here aren't all fly rods, but if you don't want to break the bank, PVC pipes and fittings work great. I made one for each rod I own, that didn't come with a case. I'm guessing it only cost me about 4 or 5$ a piece.

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The whole project cost me less than one car door smash.
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Default Re: Best/Favorite fly rod container

My wife goes fishing with me quite a bit, so we have at least two rods on those occasions. I bought a Sage multi-rod tube a couple years ago for around $65 shipped (ebay). It's just like the tube that Riptide and Jackster mentioned, except round. It would be nice if you had Sage rods as SAGE is written on the side. There are other such tubes available, but I like the cordura/PVC types with a shoulder strap. The Sage rod carrier comes in a couple lengths, and I bought one long enough to hold a 10' rod. Better too long that a few inches short.
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