Fly Rod Tubes and Cases

 
You should protect your investment and get a hard fly rod tube or case. The top of the line fly rod makers usually provide you with a tube (or the option when you order). Some do not.
 
You may not be able to keep from inadverdently breaking off the tip by closing a car door on your rod but you can and should have a good quality hard plastic or metal tube for storing and packing your fly rod when not in use.
 
A cloth bag or sock does not cut the mustard especially when your rod gets packed in the back of the car with all of the other camp gear and boxes that may get stacked on top of it.
 
When buying a tube break out your tape measure and measure your rod pieces. Generally you don't have to worry about the diameter of the tube but you need to make sure your rod will fit just right inside of the carrying tube or case. An improperly sized tube will let the fly rod rattle or bang around which can damage it.
 
Not all tubes are equal, a good quality tube is more that just a piece of plastic pipe with a cap on the end. Even moderately priced tubes come with foam inserts in the cap and the inside is lined with a soft material. Some tubes will also come with a sock.
 
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Vintage South Bend 4 Piece Bamboo Comficient Fly Rod 9' 8.5' Cane Pole Tube Case

Vintage South Bend 4 Piece Bamboo Comficient Fly Rod 9' 8.5' Cane Pole Tube Case

$174.99
SAGE 33" Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Weatherproof Fly Rod Travel Tube Storage Case

SAGE 33" Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Weatherproof Fly Rod Travel Tube Storage Case

$49.00
SAGE 33" Weatherproof 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum Fly Rod Travel Tube Storage Case

SAGE 33" Weatherproof 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum Fly Rod Travel Tube Storage Case

$49.00
Orvis Canvas Waterproof Fly Rod Hard Shell Tube Case

Orvis Canvas Waterproof Fly Rod Hard Shell Tube Case

$32.00
Echo ION XL Fly Rod Case (31" Tube)

Echo ION XL Fly Rod Case (31" Tube)

$15.00

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