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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Ok, so this is gonna be over simplified but I just take the rod apart (not all the sections but just in half) still strung up and put it in the back of my Jeep and when I get to where I'm going I put it back together again and go fishing! I bet it takes me the same ammount, if not less, time to do that as it takes to get them off the mount. I know its too simple!
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Hi wt bash,

    Its not about saving time it is about protecting the rod. Laying a bare rod in the back of a vehicle is an accident waiting to happen. Howver that is what I do with one exception. I slide the two pieces back into the tube. Most of the rods that I use a lot are two piece and the tube is long enough to slide the broken down rod into the tube.

    I think the best way to protect the rod is with a rod/reel case thae is long enough for a two piece rod. Split the rod in half and fold the tip back with the reel and place in the case. Close up the end and you rod, reel, and fly is safe from harm. To me this is the safest way to transport a fly rod and keep it fishing ready. The problem with this methoid is the rid/reel cases are not cheap. I like the way the Orvis closes with your reel incased in foam.

    Frank


    Orvis Safe Passage Rod/Reel Case




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  4. #23
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    May not be much help, but 10 years ago when I was in the market for a new car, I bought a truck with a shell on the back that locks. It has double sliding glass so that with the panes open I can keep the rod rigged up and it comes into the cab of the vehicle. Bought that vehicle with that in mind. Can't say enough how convenient it is.

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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    I often put my rigged rod under the wiper blade when only traveling a few miles through two tracks, metro parks and the such. So far...no problems. Keep in mind i primarily fish cane, so my rods are all under 8 feet.

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  7. #25
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Frank, I always tube it to and from but if just hoping from access point to acces point I'll stick her in the back. I do like the Orvis though do you know if they make one that would handle a switch rod/reel? Looking at the picks again, it looks like it could hold one zipped up to the rear handle. The Fly Shop makes cases for full speys but I don't know if theres one for the smaller switch.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

  8. #26
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    i carry my rods on a ski rack. this is great when you dont have a truck. I have had the t one before with the suction t that goes on the hood and the t that goes on top. after awhile the suction stay permanent and likes to roll around on the hood. I had to slam on my brakes a few time afraid that i was going to lose my rod. The ski rack i have would hold like 2 set of ski or one snowboard. I favor this because its mounted on a rack so you can go as fast as you want. You have to get two. I think i got both for 15. old and new one works.

    Thule SnowCat Ski Rack and Snowboard Rack | AutoAnything – Automotive Buzz

    sorry i dont know how to put pics up.

  9. Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    My rods are in the van 24/7 365 days. I use a two piece rod case that carries two rods with the reel attached. My four piece rod is pulled apart at the second section. When I'm ready to fish I pull it out, slide the section together and I'm ready to fish. The same with the two piece rod.
    Why anyone would carry the rod seperate in a case, then have to put the reel on, thread the line through the guides, then have to tie on a fly is beyond me. As long as you already have the rod in the vehicle, why go through the bother.

  10. #28
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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Fully enclosed. If I am hopping I will leave in bed of truck or use a magnet mount but when i am traveling I fully enclose them and if that means taking the rod down I do it...Too much coin in my rods and to many 50$ pops to sage. I dont like it...but more practice rigging up is always a plus, keeps the eyes and fingers sharp.

  11. Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Be careful with tubed varnished bamboo rods, especially in the summer.

    I leave the cap off the tube. I fear that the tube and rod will become
    overheated and varnish will soften.

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    Default Re: Carrying rods in vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    Here is one that Feather-Craft sells. You can buy additional holders. It is easy to insert the rods. Very nice but not cheap.

    Frank

    Rod Loft Pro
    Does anyone know whatever happened to these? Rodloft says it's discontinued??
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