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The Best Rod Tubes to Protect Your Fishing Rods

Updated on May 29, 2013

Anyone, whether a fan of fishing or not, knows how much fishing rods are essential instruments for fishermen which is why protective cases for storing them are also important. Rod tubes shield fishing rods from harmful outer elements and prevent them from getting damages such as ones due to being stepped or sat on or being dropped. Even though there are also soft rod cases around, rod tubes are sure much better at keeping your fishing rod intact. Despite the apparent simplicity of these things, the act of choosing rod tubes is still something that should be given attention as it has a few requirements as well.

Since fishing rods come in a whole lot of sizes, you should also look out for quite a range of sizes for rod tubes. Do your homework and measure your fishing rod in collapsed form if it’s collapsible so you will know what length you need for a rod tube. Obviously, if a rod tube is too short, it won’t contain your fishing rod and it will be useless. On the other hand, if the rod tube you choose is too long, it will cause your fishing gear to rattle inside which can do some damage, therefore missing the objective of getting a protective case.

When choosing rod tubes, you should also make sure that they are waterproof and that they are made of materials that are durable like hard plastic and PVC so your fishing equipment gets more reliable protection. Take a look at the following rod cases – fine examples of excellence when it comes to protecting fishing rods.

Plano Jumbo Airliner Telescoping Rod Case
Plano Jumbo Airliner Telescoping Rod Case

Plano Jumbo Airliner Telescoping Rod Case

Here’s another one form Plano that’s very convenient to bring along when you’re going to far off places on an airplane. This one has a three-tier design and telescopes to accommodate fishing rods reaching up to lengths of 112 inches (over 9 feet) when collapsed. This means you can use this for carrying long fishing rods designed for surf fishing. Aside from that, this case also allows you to store several rods with its ample diameter. Like other products made by Plano, this one is made of hard material that will protect your fishing rods from scratches and breaking. It also has built-in wheels to add to your convenience when you’re going to a lot of places or you’ll be walking along banks or shores. This rod tube also comes with a free Plano brochure and a nameplate order.

Flambeau Outdoors Bazuka Pro Rod Case
Flambeau Outdoors Bazuka Pro Rod Case

Flambeau Outdoors Bazuka Pro Rod Case

Keep your precious fishing rod protected with this reliable rod case that’s perfect for telescoping rods, saltwater fishing rods and other kinds of rods with measurements somewhere between 73 inches (about 6 feet) and 102 inches (about 8.5 feet). This rod tube is made of a highly durable material that’s very much resistant to dents and breaking. It has a contoured protection that gives more protection for your gear plus it has a molded handle that makes it easy to carry. Inside, this case features foam padding at opposite ends to make sure that your rods get the best protection. And as an addition, this rod case also has a hinged door with a lock which allows you to easily load and unload contents and keeps them safely stored, especially when you’re going places.

Plano Airliner Telescoping Rod Case
Plano Airliner Telescoping Rod Case

Plano Airliner Telescoping Rod Case

Plano is a very trusted name when it comes to storage equipment for fishing gear so you know you can rely on this one. What’s also good about this product is that it’s good for fishing rods of different sizes because it’s telescoping and this one is good for rods with lengths between 47 inches (nearly 4 feet) and 88 inches (a little more than 7 feet). This one has a three-tier design and it can store up to 8 fishing rods inside. It’s made of very solid material that will keep your rods safe during travels. This one is just the perfect case to use when travelling a lot and especially when you have plans to go surf fishing which requires the use of long rods. Upon purchase, this product also includes a Plano brochure and a nameplate order form.

Flambeau Outdoors 5872 Rod Tube
Flambeau Outdoors 5872 Rod Tube

Flambeau Outdoors 5872 Rod Tube

If you’re planning to take a plane to go off to anywhere and you’re planning to fishing, be sure to get something that’s easy to take along on airplanes as well as durable enough to provide your fishing rods the protection they need.  The Flambeau Outdoors 5872 Rod Tube, like excellent rod tubes, is made of tough material which will effectively protect your rods from damages like scratches and breaking. It’s also waterproof so you can keep your gears clean, dry and well-stored. This one will hold up to 3 fishing rods that break into 2 pieces and it will hold those measuring between 38 inches long (a little more than 3 feet) and 72 inches (6 feet). This case is lightweight too so you won’t have any trouble handling this and bringing it with you wherever you plan to go fishing.

ALVIN Telescoping Tube - 3" I.D. Friction Lock
ALVIN Telescoping Tube - 3" I.D. Friction Lock

ALVIN® Telescoping Tube - 3" I.D. Friction Lock

If you’re looking for a rod case that will enable you to carry your fishing rods in an easier way and in style, then try the ALVIN Telescoping Rod Tube which comes in a nice-looking construction and offers you lots of very convenient features. The case is made of hard black plastic which gives your rods superior protection against scratches and more serious damages and it also has a screw cap which securely keeps your rods intact wherever you go. Aside from that, the case is also water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about moisture seeping in. This rod case has a diameter of 3 inches and it allows you store up to 3 fishing rods. It can accommodate rods measuring as little as 27 inches when collapsed (a little more than 2 feet) and rods measuring 50 inches (a little more than 4 feet). It features friction locks too that can be adjusted too when you adjust the case length. To cap it all off, this one comes with a removable shoulder strap so you can just sling it on and you’re ready to go.


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