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 Post subject: Rod Tubes Required
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Hi,

I would like to buy a good rod tube which can accomodate at least four to six two pc rods. It should be lockable so that I can book it on a flight when I travel

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Hi Apoo

This is what you need.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... &noImage=0


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:04 am 
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hi apoo,

also hv a look at:-

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... hasJS=true

it is airline approved & has a lifetime warranty..

regards,

Santosh


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:23 am 
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Another option is to go down to a hardware store and buy a length of PVC pipe and a couple of caps. The PVC pipes come in many grades. i have one that can withstand a few 1000lbs of pressure. I put my rods in a sturdy water proof padded bag and then slide it into the pipe. A few rivets, a latch, a good comfortable shoulder strap and a stencil of your name and address complete the job.

cheap option. but it is light and works well. The entire indian railways, the UP/HP/UA roadways gangs and the combined strength of many airport crews have not been able to do anything to mine. They can throw the thing around and nothing will happen.

PS It also looks to cheap to rob.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:30 am 
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The pvc pipe solution is a good one. I have one, which I built for my surf rods. Place foam pads on the end caps, and place individual rods in a soft cloth bag.

The Bazuka rod tube is a nice one too. Carted one all the way from San Francisco to Mumbai. Got singled out by the customs at Mumbai, just
because of that long Bazuka tube :cry:


Makarand


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:35 am 
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Mahaseerken wrote:
Another option is to go down to a hardware store and buy a length of PVC pipe and a couple of caps.

Right on mate. Unless you have big bucks to burn, this is the best solution. I use a 7'ft pipe.
Gavin & Fred. No comments please !
One has to choose his words very carefully with these blokes around :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:40 am 
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Hi M Ken / Owen,

Can you post pics of your respective tubes so that I can get an idea?

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:42 am 
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In the process of making a new one so give me till the weekend and i will post step by step pix.

will anyway post a pix of the one I have right now by the eve.

cheers mate.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:01 am 
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Mine is a straight forward 6" dia tube with caps at both ends.(Easily available in various guages from a hardware shop selling PVC pipes.
I have glued down one cap, and the other fits on tight. Have been thinking of adding a locking system.
A small hole drilled into both the caps, ensures that when the caps are fitted on, there is an escape route for the air trapped inside.
No carrier straps on mine, just carry it like a bazooka on the shoulder.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:09 am 
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Guys,

You can make these tubes with PVC pipes as Owen suggested.

I had a long discussion with Bops about the tubes, I have both the Plano and the Bazooka. Forget the lifetime guarantee on the Bazooka who the hell is going to cart that monster to get repaired and back its going to cost you anyway.

I would advise you to go with the Plano. The Bazooka has a fundimental flaw where it cracks at the neck where you put in the locks and will break off that joint is very weak.

The Plano is very Robust. I travel a lot with my rods from one country to another and always use the Plano for that, it has not failed me. I use the Bazooka to tie on top of the car carrier when I am fishing in India and driving place to place with my Game Rods.

Regards,

Bobby


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:16 am 
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Thanks guys, for your advices.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:15 pm 
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Hey Apoo,

See if you can lay your hands on a K.I.S. (Keep It Safe) rod tube- I know someone who's been all over the globe with the one he got some 12 years back and no complaints ever. Costs around 70UKP, so should be around 70USD in the States. It telescopes from 5' to 6'6" so you can have anything from a 10' 2 piece rod to a bunch of 12' 2pc carp rods. Good locking arrangement, too.

I've been using a PVS drainpipe tube for ages now so can't tell where to source the KIS tube, but it's a really good one.

Cheers

V.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:58 pm 
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PVC rocks from all I have read till now. And Apoo think of all the things you could do with the blank area of the tube.

For a long time I have been planning to start making notches or write the date time and weight on the tube with a permanent marker. I think my tube will be great after a few years.

be creative mate


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:21 pm 
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And a few Indian Angler stickers courtesy Fred :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:56 pm 
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Ok Guys,

I go for the local stuff.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:30 am 
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[/quote]
Right on mate. Unless you have big bucks to burn, this is the best solution. I use a 7'ft pipe.
Gavin & Fred. No comments please !
One has to choose his words very carefully with these blokes around :lol:[/quote]

OMO and all on this thread ,, PVC drain pipes rock ... ive been using them for years now and have carted them everywhere .. I just put in the rods and stuff the tip ends with sponge till the rods fit tight

For advise on the length .... " use a 7"ft pipe" ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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