Thanks Thanks:  13
Likes Likes:  17
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24
  1. #11

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Like Denny, I also have a couple of the pvc/denim cases with reel boot for traveling with the rod assembled. I only use these for traveling locally. Walmart carries these in 2pc and 4pc versions for $19.99. I use my rods and reels for the tools they are designed for, but I take the greatest care of them.

  2. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
    Likes dennyk liked this post
  3. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Blue Ridge, Rappahanock, Potomac, Salmon River, NY and soon Sandy River, Oregon
    Posts
    146

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Quote Originally Posted by dennyk View Post
    You could get some PVC tubing and swap out your painted tubes for one of these when you travel. In other words, leave the tube home that you want to protect. Tubing can be purchased wide enough to put more then one rod in it.

    When I get a new rod, usually a 4 piece I assemble it as a 2 piece and use a rod tube with a zippered reel boot on it for transporting my rods. Chances are my rods won't see the inside of the factory tube again.

    Denny
    This what I did after hiking through some brush and seeing how easily dinged the Winston tube was getting. After seeing how much it cost to replace the tube, I made PVC one for approx $4.00 that stays on my pack. When it is time to head out the rod sock comes out of the pretty tube at home, goes into the "trail tube" and the rod is protected and if the tube gets scratched up I just throw another sticker on it and keep rolling. 20190422_202834.jpg20190422_202812.jpg20190422_202818.jpg20190422_202631.jpg
    Last edited by City Rat; 04-22-2019 at 09:35 PM.
    "To many afflicted Eastern fishermen, the 'Green Drake Hatch' is as irresistible and habit-forming as black jack, whiskey, or easy women."
    Caucci and Nastasi, Hatches II

  4. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
    Likes dennyk, trout stalker liked this post
  5. #13

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Look at this option if you plan to travel with several rods. Especially by plane. Made by Fishpond. There are 2x versions. One for std and one for Spey rods. I just picked up one for my recent trip and it worked great. You could carry I’d say 8 rods without tubes. Or 3x and all the boxes and reels too.

    May not fit a 2 piece rod.... but are carry on allowed. You can keep the rod tubes at home or double protect them with it if you so choose.

    The only problem I had was for smaller planes.... they made me check it. It held up to the abuse fine. I did take my reels and boxes out and put them in my backpack.

    B9285FE4-E0F0-430A-91E1-2577141341D3.jpg

    45" Dakota Rod & Reel Case


    ďIf I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.Ē
    ~Zane Grey

    " . . . shouldn't a man stand on his own two feet and catch his own steelhead? Maybe put out some effort and find his own fish just for the fun of it?"
    ~Syd Glasso

  6. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
    Likes Ard, cooutlaw, City Rat liked this post
  7. #14

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Haha, no worries. Most of the rods I fish with a lot I donít care if the rod tube gets dinged up, but some of them are vintage rods that I might want to sell later.

  8. #15

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Quote Originally Posted by denver1911 View Post
    Please donít take this as me disparaging you over your choice to want to keep your equipment from getting damaged .. or I guess I should say, wanting to keep the stuff that protects your equipment from getting damaged. I get it. I really do. Itís not the way I roll, but I know why you might. Anyway .. wonít you then need something to protect the rod tube protector?
    Haha, no worries. Most of the rods I fish with a lot I donít care if the rod tube gets dinged up, but some of them are vintage rods that I might want to sell later.

  9. #16

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
    If there were actually others who were interested in this ides I have a source here. I can tell you these wouldn't be a $5.99 item though...Ö.
    Iíd be interested to hear more, although after reading some of the other posts I may as well just use a different tube that I donít care about damaging if I want to fish one of my vintage rods.

  10. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
    Posts
    17,528
    Blog Entries
    136

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    My wife's passion is quilting, she has the entire setup for making them from conception to the stitch design on the finished work. Making rod socks wouldn't be a challenge, any material a person wanted could be done. Cost would revolve around material cost and time to make it. Then of course there postage of around #3.10 to add in...……

    PM if you want custom tube protectors

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  11. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
  12. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    247
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    I just happened to see this post, and I thought I'd jump in quickly. As some here know, I collected rods for about 40 years....from the time I started fishing, through guiding, and then as solely an angler and collector, to a point of far too many rods living at my home and now the last few years thinning the collection toward downsizing and retirement. Some rods I fished to near death and they are well worn tools, other were collectible pieces that I kept in a climate controlled rod safe and maintained to the max...trying to keep utmost valuation. A critical piece to collectors is the overall condition being scale rated and this includes the rod sock and tube....even a few scratches or nicks can significantly depreciate the total value. To combat this, even if just being stored, I have always kept the collectible rods in the original shipping plastic over the tube whenever possible. For the rods that didn't come shipped with plastic sleeves over the tubes I researched a solution several years ago to make my own. Below are what I use;

    2" x 725' Clear Poly Tubing Tube Plastic Bag Polybags Custom Bags on a Roll 6ML 729129379995 | eBay

    16" Heat Sealing Hand Impulse Sealer Machine Poly Element Plastic Sealer 400mm 631145979717 | eBay

    These allow you to make plastic sleeves for the rod tubes. The plastic is available in 2", 3" 4" "tubes" and can be from 2mil to 10mil thick...the press heats the seam and makes the tube any length you may want. For $50 you can make all the lifetime sleeves you'd ever need several times over. BUT, these are just for storage and I think they'd get torn up traveling with them regularly. For this, I think Ard's offer above would be a GREAT solution....especially in like a water repellent nylon tent like material with a drawstring top....kinda like folding camp chair bags. Again, I use plastic sleeves on my stored collectible rods, and the rods I use in an active quiver travel with me in a rod case...and they get beat up a bit even though I'm pretty anal and OCD and try to keep my gear in nice shape, but I can see where a nice water resistant nylon tube cover would be a great option.

  13. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
    Likes dennyk liked this post
  14. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Blue Ridge, Rappahanock, Potomac, Salmon River, NY and soon Sandy River, Oregon
    Posts
    146

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    J,
    I may have mis-read a bit of your initial post. When you said "travel" in my head I read trail and hiking, duh. So the "trail tube" that I showed you guys is in fact waterproof and ding "resistant" at least it should protect your rod and rod sock up to a car or truck running it over, after that all bets are off, lol. For actual travel , i.e. through airports, planes trains and rental cars I have this from LL Bean. They make them for both two and four section rods. I have the four section rod case, it can hold three rod tubes plus flies, reels and documents in the outer pockets. Maine Guide Waxed-Canvas Four-Piece Rod Case - LL Bean Intl rod case.jpg

    The exterior is waxed cotton so you get some water resistance and the interior is quilted. You can easily add to the cushioning by tucking a few clothing items inside of the case with the tubes, an old travel ski bag trick. It is very comfortable to carry with the built in shoulder strap and fits easily in overhead storage on the plane. Last, just cosmetically speaking the waxed cotton can take a beating and it gets no end of compliments no matter where I go with that thing slung over my shoulder. Anyway, enjoy!
    "To many afflicted Eastern fishermen, the 'Green Drake Hatch' is as irresistible and habit-forming as black jack, whiskey, or easy women."
    Caucci and Nastasi, Hatches II

  15. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
  16. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    northern Mississippi
    Posts
    1,225

    Default Re: Rod tube protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Most of my rods are 2 piece, and while I really could not care less about protecting the tubes, the tubes are bulky and difficult to tote around
    I've found that carrying them in an old tent pole bag not only makes it easy to carry half a dozen at a time, it also disguises what's inside.
    When googling around for a good example, I see that there's all kinds of similar bags designed for all kinds of applications that would work just as well.

    Beat me to it. I use those for my beach rods too. Makes it easy to organize a bunch of rods in the car for travel, and easy to carry. AND the best ones zip down the sides for easy loading/unloading of rods.

  17. Thanks JMcCMD thanked for this post
    Likes City Rat liked this post
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. A vintage spliced rod protector
    By Ebay USA in forum Vintage fly rods
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2018, 02:10 AM
  2. A vintage spliced rod protector
    By Ebay USA in forum Vintage fly rods
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2018, 06:40 AM
  3. A vintage spliced rod protector
    By Ebay USA in forum Vintage fly rods
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2018, 12:11 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-14-2017, 12:50 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-23-2017, 07:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •