Fishing Rod tubes

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 21:24
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Has anyone come up with a better designed tube for carrying fishng rods on the roof racks rather than the same old 100 mm pvc with caps?
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Reply By: jp - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 21:41

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 21:41
Hi,We use the pvc tubes, but each rod is inits own cloth bag,and they have lasted well. Reels are also packed in a foam lined bag and stored elsewhere.
Cheers John
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Follow Up By: jenkie - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:06
We used the same idea although at the ends we placed a thick piece of foam so that the rods were well supported in the tube from front to back
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Reply By: Freeman4wd - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:22

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:22
Hi,
Some of the larger bait and tackle shops sell single rod tubes. These are made of a sturdy tube covered in a strong canvas type material. They have a shoulder strap attachment for carrying it to your fishing spot. We carried a heap of these on the roof racks on our last trip to the cape. Rods were intact and free from dust. The best thing is, they were only $15 each.

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Follow Up By: Kata - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:52

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:52
Hi Frank,

I was about to go get one tommorow as we are off on a camping/fishing trip In Victoria.

You mention that they are about $15 from fishing shops

Is this in Melbourne? If so where?

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Kon

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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:39

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:39
Hi Firestang
We use our snowboard/ski racks, they are the thule kind, we previously made our own similar one. We can easy fit 18 rods on our thule extender racks. They clamp the rods in place and have a big rubber cushion.
cheers crazie
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:01

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:01
I was going to use those, but they took up half my roof-rack and then I couldn't use a basket.

I've gone the home-made, super deluxe, padded ends, screw cap, each rod in it's own cotton rod sleeve option instead. As you can in the photo, it just straps to the side of the basket.

Also, those lockable ski holders (whilst excellent I might add) are quite expensive I thought. Thule even make one with a kind of sealed case at the reel end so you can leave your reels on your rods!! Also, I didn't think my think butted surf road would fit it and still allow the thing to lock down. Didn't test it though.

Cheers.

P.S. Good topic though, and one close to my stomach, I mean heart. Just love fresh fish.
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:45

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:45
Bugga!

Now you've got me all fired up again.

I currently use a length of 100mm PVC pipe, with a permanent end cap glued on one end and a screw cap on the other.
Problem is, over a period of time the (fixed) end cap can become brittle. The thickness is apparently not all that great to start with.
I have seen, but not yet bought, a pair of metal reinforced hinged type plastic endcaps (which can also be locked) at Roofrack World.

Guess what I'll be pricing at the Caravan, Camping & Offroad Show in Adelaide this coming weekend.

THANKS VERY MUCH!!!
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Follow Up By: firestang - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 23:05

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 23:05
Hmm , was ttrying to think of how to do the 100mm thing but squash it to an oval shape ,then the caps are a problem.
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Reply By: iMusty - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 03:49

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 03:49
Would it be possible to use house guttering?
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:10

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:10
couple of occy straps round the rods onto the roof racks. haven't failed yet. and cheap.
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Follow Up By: iMusty - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:30

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:30
Where do you park?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:35

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:35
where do i park? please explain? did you mean where do i park in regards to the fact that a couple of occy straps aren't very good security?.. they're no better than the bits of pvc pipe with a screw on end...!
most of the time.. rods get occy'd on.. get to a fishing sopt.. take them off use them... occy them back on when bored and haven't caught anything (an/or run out of beer).. than return home.. take them off and back in the shed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:04

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:04
Mozzy, no disrespect mate, but you don't treat your rods very well. Oh the scratches and banging and bouncing. I'm crying just thinking about it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 07:10

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 07:10
they are pretty old bessy's... not too worried about them!. no offence taken.
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Reply By: Mainey (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:02

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:02
You guys all appear to be leaving your fishing rods outside the vehicle.
I leave mine inside, up against the roof lining. I have made a rod rack, 1.5 Metres high x 36 cm wide, it has the rubber moulded rod holder you buy from the fishing shops across the top holding the rods 1.4 metres from the lower section where it has holes cut into the timber frame for the rod butt to go through and rest on the base section, just 10 cm below.
When at camp or home it sits on the floor near a wall holding the five rods, with one empty, and yes it looks good and neat as all the rods sit side by side with their respective reals attached.
When travelling it is simply attached to the internal roof struts with long 'ties' at each corner of the top and base and an ockie strap goes around the centre to add some security. It has been there for some years now without hassles, and the reels can be left on each rod, so going fishing is so easy, just remove the ockie strap.
Yes it keeps them well out of my way, and also away from the prying eyes of would be T-leaves.
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:06

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:06
What sort of rig do you have? I like the idea a lot, but my rods won't fit in the back of my Rodeo that way. (I don't think anyway).
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Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 01:06

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 01:06
Two of my rods are 1.65 Mtr Ugly stiks, a two piece beach rod 1.6 Mtr each, a Shakespeare rod 1.85 Mtr, and the largest is a Penn Power Stick Pluss 2.15 Mtr, so you need at least that length plus 10 cms available to attach them to the roof on the inside of the vehicle.
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