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Does anyone have a rod tube to fit a 7' 2pc?

Posted on: 2009/1/14 19:38
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And I'm not being sarcastic...home depot..you can custom fit it...they are flexible if you run them over. I had a friend who had an aluminum rod tube he ran over...he swears the rod never broke but he couldn't be sure since it was impossible to remove from the flattened tube. PVC bounces back if its not freezing out. Really though, I have made a few and they are the best rod tubes...or are you looking for something specific?

Posted on: 2009/1/14 22:33


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I have one of Tom's custom rod tubes on the 7 foot 3 wt. he sold me. Its superior to all the tubes that came with my other rods in terms of protection, but maybe not weight or beauty...

Posted on: 2009/1/14 23:16
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Re: Rod tube

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C'mon Alby...you mean your wife hasn't knitted a cozy for that yet?

Posted on: 2009/1/15 10:09


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It's an idea. I'll have to price it out with materials and see where it compares to say a Cabela's tube like this for $23

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Posted on: 2009/1/15 12:20
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It should be about 10 bucks and that is the only reason I ever made one in the first place. The most expensive thing is the PVC glue. You might find someone who has some already, you don;t need much. end cap ( glued on) , pipe, collar (glued on), screw in cap that fits collar. Just check how wide your rod is at the biggest stripping guide. With a short rod you might get away with a 1 1/2 inch pipe...otherwise 2" pipe works. If you can, roll it up in its rod sock and take it to the hardware store with you...

While I'm sure you can figure it out, this shows how simple it is...and unlike this guy I do recommend a rod sock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5c3TKMy18o

Posted on: 2009/1/15 14:51


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I used 2" pvc and slip on (non threaded) caps. They stay on fine.
Saves alot of money on the glue. I too would not use this type of tube w/o a sock.

Posted on: 2009/1/15 15:37


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They make adjustable rubber caps too. They cost next to nothing.

Posted on: 2009/1/15 15:43


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Quote:

tomgamber wrote:
... I had a friend who had an aluminum rod tube he ran over...he swears the rod never broke but he couldn't be sure since it was impossible to remove from the flattened tube.


Is it a nice rod? Tell him give it to me-- I'll get the sumnabitch out!

Posted on: 2009/1/15 16:51
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Not really, and it was 18 years ago. Knowing him, though, he probably still has it...

Posted on: 2009/1/15 17:06


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I second Home Depot!!! within the first year I started fly fishing I went there and bought a 5' section of PCV and 2 end caps (non threaded). Cost me a grand total of just under $5. They'll usually sell you either 10' or 5' sections, nothing a hack saw can't fix if you want it smaller. Get 2 end caps, and get an old sheet or buy a section of cloth to wrap your rod in so it doesn't bounce around. It's definitely a lot more sturdy than the ones they sell in the store (yet not as visually appealing), and saves you some $. That's my vote!

Posted on: 2009/1/16 10:47
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I suggest the screw on cap. knew someone who after seeing mine decided he could make one cheaper and easier. Not sure what his circumstances were but he returned from an unsuccessful fishing trip mumbling something about temperature changes and whatever...He got to the stream and couldn't get the cap off...it was stuck. The only thing worse than not being able to get your rod apart after a trip would be not being able to get it out of its case before.

Posted on: 2009/1/16 11:00


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I've made several of these as well. I recommend finding some scrap foam from an old outdoor lawn chair cushion or something similar and stuffing the bottom of the tube as well as filling the screw-on cap. In addition to the rod-sock, this will help protect the rod from impact at the tips and butts.

Posted on: 2009/1/16 11:50
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Anyone make a bigger one for outside the vehicle for several rods- one for moving spot to spot without breaking them down?

Have a bud that has mentioned making one but we end up putting them in the truck and open the rear window and they extend into the cab.

Posted on: 2009/1/16 11:57
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Re: Rod tube

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My friend with the VW bus puts them under the wipers and lets them extend upward over the cab. Worked great for running up and down a particular river but I wouldn't want to do it from town to town...

Posted on: 2009/1/16 12:40



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