Transporting delicate rods

noddy_88e

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Hi,
How does everyone transport delicate float rods? I know you can get sleeves and leave the rod made up, I'm not sure they offer very good protection.
Maybe I'm being fussy but is there any better ways of protecting them?

Thanks :wh
 
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Hi,
How does everyone transport delicate float rods? I know you can get sleeves and leave the rod made up, I'm not sure they offer very good protection.
Maybe I'm being fussy but is there any better ways of protecting them?

Thanks :wh
Hardcase ready rod sleeves or rod tubes
 

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Fishing Rod Blue Tint Plastic Tubes Standard Size 6ft | eBay
i splashed out and got these of ebay got 10 work out about £4 plus each delivered , there quite good that you can see what rod inside the tube
no more broken tips in your holdall or damage eyes.
worth it if you have rod that cost a bit of money ,peace of mind knowing there protected in your holdall..
 
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binka

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All of the above really.

There is one thing I'm going to try when I get around to it as I wanted something neat to slide over the Avon rod whilst it was made up but broken down on the quiver to protect the eyes without it ending up looking like or having the bulk of one of those bass guitar cases.

I'm going to get a narrower diameter top kit tube as per the ones used in pole fishing, cut it to length so that it will slide over a made up but broken down two section rod as far as the reel and then cut out a slot for where the line comes out at an angle from the reel to the first eye on the butt section, work around the cut edges with a flame to make sure there's nothing abrasive for the line to rub on and all being well the thinner diameter tube should go in the quiver's retaining strap that normally goes directly around the rod blank.

If it works i'll post a pic.

(if it doesn't you'll never hear from me again on the subject and I will deny ever trying it :D)
 
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sam vimes

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As I never carry made up float rods, mostly in the cordura wrapped, zipped tubes that they came in, put inside a holdall or quiver of some description. If they didn't come in such a tube, then in a shop bought plastic rod tube.

If I'm roving, then a couple of rods are likely to travel in nothing more than their cloth sleeves. I do have a couple of hardcase type rod holdalls. However, one is for a short rod commercial set up, and borders on useless for anything else. The other is for two piece 12ft specialist type rods. As I feel that 12ft two piece float rods are the absolute epitome of neither nowt nor sommat pointlessness, I don't have any of them.

As much as current fashion has us going headlong down the two piece rod road, I still prefer my float rods to be three piece, especially if they are any longer than 12'. I have one two piece 13' float rod. It's a cracking piece of kit, but it's an utter ball ache to transport.
 

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Binka, I was toying with a similar idea, except I was going to cut a tube at the reel set position and use sticky back velcro to join the two parts together, but I bought some drennan made up rod sleeves instead.

I have just seen the preston monster hardcase 2+2 rod holdall online so I must get to the local tackle shop for a proper look at one.
 

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I usually keep my delicate float rods in tubes and make them up on arrival at the venue but have recently invested in a drennan three peice made up sleeve (I leave the sleeve in the car, put the rod together and hoof off up the river). I would still be a little concerned when in the car with friends as I reckon the guides might get bent if holdalls etc where placed on top of it so I think I might hang it up on the clothes hooks in the car to keep it safe. Imo those bags are ok to protect from slight knocks and scratches but not much else...jmo gent's.
I think the best protection is a plastic tube.
 

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I always use plastic tubes and never keep rods made up. I did this occasionally many years ago when I had the chance to fish for an hour some evenings but don't do it now. The Microlite rod I have has a separate tube for the tip that fits the rod bag, so double protection.
 

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I have only ever used tubes and made up rods on the bank, but i have been tempted to look for a quiver or holdall that can take made-up rods. It did get to be a pain setting up on the bank on one water where i essentially used the same set up on two rods most of the summer and it was getting repetitive setting them up each time.
 

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I have looked for the ideal answer and I don't think there is one unfortunately.
Some of these holdalls are way to long for float rods practically useless.
Quivers are an accident waiting to happen, tubes are the only viable option imo
 

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I think plastic tubes it is then! I have 2 avon type rods made up in a drennan twin super specialist rod sleeve, I like this as you can get two made up rods , net , handle and banks ticks. I was hoping there was something similar for more delicate rods, drennan have a new twin hard case, but it doesn't hold handle , net etc.

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Excellent quality Cardura Fishing rod travel tube , All sizes with carry straps

copy & paste to eBay search bar (eBay item number: 231218767673)
 

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I've got the two rod total protection quiver from korum.

I very rarely take two rods, so the rest of the rod space takes a mat & waterproof coat.While the spare reel area is big enough to take a few drinks/a flask, packed lunch & cooler blocks if needed.

The pockets and clips on the outside can take 2 rod rests, a landing net handle & head & a 50" umbrella.

I've had it for a year and treated it with little care and its still going strong.

It fits into my Vw golf, with a bit of adjustment.

An excellent bit of kit!
 
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You might want to take a look at the Flambeau Bazuka rod cases - they really offer the best protection (even for air travel)
I bet it raises a few eyebrows going through Airport Security! :eek:
 
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