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Old 06-02-2012, 06:19 PM
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Try searching for the "Allen Cascade Rod & Gear bag"

This beauty has been my saviour, since I only buy 4pc rods. Highly reccomended
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When going just a short drive a mile or so down a slow dirt road I set my rod on the windshield under the windshield wiper.

I was shown this last year and you would be surprised how stable it is.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:56 AM
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I just can't come to understand people putting their rods on the outside of their car exposed to the elements. You spend $300 on a reel and $500 on a rod and drive down the road with it attached to your hood waiting for a branch or rock to come nick it and potentially break it? No amount of inconvenience will ever make me put my rods outside of my car, no matter how cool it looks.


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I put my gear through more than a quick drive down the road. While I am a fan of taking care of my gear, I do not put it on a pedestal or obsess over keeping it in perfect cosmetic condition. It's a fishing rod and reel...meant to catch slimy creatures - no more; no less
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:53 AM
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I just can't come to understand people putting their rods on the outside of their car exposed to the elements. You spend $300 on a reel and $500 on a rod and drive down the road with it attached to your hood waiting for a branch or rock to come nick it and potentially break it? No amount of inconvenience will ever make me put my rods outside of my car, no matter how cool it looks.


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OK, I'll try.

Thousands of fishermen/woman have traveled with rods 'on the out side of the car/truck' and I'm not a ware of of a single incident of rod breakage. As for the reels and rain? They're built to get wet, or I'd sure hope so.

I suspect the possibility of 'something' happening are close to the same as you'd get for any/all rod breakage. And 99.99% of the time that's going to be when the rods actually being fished.

The one type of exterior transportation that I see (that makes me cringe) is guys who have the rod in the back of a pick up with the tips sticking out over the tail gate. To me, "That's an accident looking for a place to happen."
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:20 PM
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Ive travelled with my rods on the car for days on end, left them outside in the rain, sleet & snow, overnight and what have you. They might be expensive, but they are built to get wet & dirty. If you want a reccomendation for rod holders, try a search for "Sumo Rod Rack" Great equipment!
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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I happened to be near Lake Placid, NY this weekend, and stopped among other places at the Hungry Trout Shop on Hwy 86, near Wilmington. Bought the Prof Bobkin SMT Holder.

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