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Old 04-30-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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fishing rod storage

Hey everyone, I just posted in the welcome mat this morning, but I am looking for ideas for storing fishing rods while camping. I mainly will be fly and Spey Fishing, and want to be able to store rigged rods either kept at full length or broken down in 2 sections.

I was think about installing some rod racks in the front storage compartment of our Jay Flight SLX 8 267 BSHW, but wanted to see if anyone else has done something similar or has any cool ideas for rod storage, that allows me to basically grab and go fish.

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I finally decided that Rods are to expensive so I break them down every time.
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I finally decided that Rods are to expensive so I break them down every time.
Luckily I am a hobby rod builder, and a broken section is not an expensive repair, or is an excuse to build another. I am also the kind of guy that has his rod rigged and ready to go the night before so I am ready to fish 15-30 mins before sunrise.
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While on the road.....I just lay mine across the bed
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I sized my rods to fit in the back of my pickup. Most of the time that is where they are at. Once in a while, during the day, they might be standing in the corner of the HTT and a bunk end, usually that only happens if we are within an easy walk to the water, or while getting them setup.

While traveling, I break my rods down (min 2 piece). I installed hooks from the ceiling of my pass through storage. This keeps them from getting banged up will traveling.
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I sized my rods to fit in the back of my pickup. Most of the time that is where they are at. Once in a while, during the day, they might be standing in the corner of the HTT and a bunk end, usually that only happens if we are within an easy walk to the water, or while getting them setup.

While traveling, I break my rods down (min 2 piece). I installed hooks from the ceiling of my pass through storage. This keeps them from getting banged up will traveling.
Most of my rods are 9ft to 14ft, so back of the truck isn't always a good option. I like the idea of having the rods stored in the pass though storage, so kids or dogs don't knock over and break. While traveling the rods will be broken down and in rod cases, so will only need to be stored while camping, and pass through will be mostly empty as outdoor chairs and such will be unloaded.

I like the idea of a ceiling mounted rod rack or PVC pipe holders mounted to top of pass through storage. Would love to see some pics if anyone has something set up already.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #7
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I mounted Two Of the White PVC 5" fence posts like people use for the sewer hose storage.

I mounted them under the trailer and store two 6 1/2' rods with reels mounted in each post. I put one rod in from one side and then the other rod from the other side.

I attached two of the fence post caps with snap latches and a hinge.

I can grab them for me and the grand kids and add the hooks and be ready to go in 5 minutes.

Never have to worry about them being stepped on or trapped in doors.
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I don’t have a picture, but I mounted several pvc pipes in my through and through storage under my bed, mounted to the top, one pole per pipe, I think I have 8 pipes, keeps the poles safe and out of the way, it’s been there for 5 years now, works great
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I keep all of my fly rods broken down in their cases while traveling.

But I did find that while at camp our factory tongue-mounted bike rack makes an excellent rod holder that's high up off the ground away from feet......and a 3 yr old
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Most of my rods are 9ft to 14ft, so back of the truck isn't always a good option. I like the idea of having the rods stored in the pass though storage, so kids or dogs don't knock over and break. While traveling the rods will be broken down and in rod cases, so will only need to be stored while camping, and pass through will be mostly empty as outdoor chairs and such will be unloaded.

I like the idea of a ceiling mounted rod rack or PVC pipe holders mounted to top of pass through storage. Would love to see some pics if anyone has something set up already.
The HTT is still in winter storage, it should be coming out this weekend. If I forget send me a PM.

My storage "rack" is really simple. I just use large cup hooks, that I opened up to make getting the rods in easier. One hook down near the tip (two part poles), and one near the real. The rods seam well balanced. Only once do I recall a tip off the hook, when we got to our destination.
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I will be making some pvc rod holders for my pass thru storage as well. Thanks for the idea
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"Tea cup" hooks screwed into the roof of your pass through. With your rod in half they will work great and not nearly as expensive as a fancy rod holder.
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2 bungees attached to the roof of the pass through. That's it.
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