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Well i have  acquired a few set ups these year, which i haven't had the time to get rod socks. Is there anyway i could just make one? besides wrapping them in sheets? any ideas?

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pipe foam, like the long pool floaters..... wont fit in a rod organizer in the rod box thought, if that is a concern.

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pipe foam, like the long pool floaters..... wont fit in a rod organizer in the rod box thought, if that is a concern.

i will look into that thanks. that no concern for me 

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good socks are only $10.  That is cheap protection for your rods.

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good socks are only $10.  That is cheap protection for your rods.

Yeah i know i have 7 of them! Just figured if i,could make one out of supplies i have already it was be pretty cool, i like customized gear!

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I cover & protect all my rods.

They are the Tools of my Trade and a few of them, although not really worth much $$$, have quite a bit of sentimental value ~ not to mention tons of wicked good mojo.

 

Stick Jackets work well.

However, several of my more precious wands get the royal treatment and when they are not doing their thing, they live in the Rod Glove Casting Neoprene Pro Series. 

Very nice and still only $10 at TW.

Considering the MSRP of some rods and then the cost to repair one, it's a good investment.

 

A-Jay

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Iv'e been using rod socks made from some kind of nylon rip-stop material that fasten behind the reel with velcro tabs, for years. Don't know if they are still being made. I will tell you this, though, some of the best reel covers that I ever found are those blue, cloth Royal Crown bags with the gold draw strings. I bought a bunch of them from some guy in N.Y. about 20 years ago and Im still using them.

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I've made quite a few Pretty easy to do. I used a lightweight nylon type material. Basically you want to measure the distance at the bottom for you rod ( casting and spinning will be different). I made mine with a lightweight nylon material. Take whatever material you want to use and fold it In half. Measure the size base you want ( mine was 2" ) and then to a point with the length you want ( mine were 5'-6'ft). Cut a straight line from you base point to the point. Sew the loose edges together and flip inside out. Sew a piece of elastic on the bottom opening to attach to the reel (this will help it stay down) and you are done.

Having said all that I pretty much just buy the rod socks now because by the time you buy the material and put the time into making them (about 20-30 min when you get good at it ) it's just easier to buy them.

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I've made quite a few Pretty easy to do. I used a lightweight nylon type material. Basically you want to measure the distance at the bottom for you rod ( casting and spinning will be different). I made mine with a lightweight nylon material. Take whatever material you want to use and fold it In half. Measure the size base you want ( mine was 2" ) and then to a point with the length you want ( mine were 5'-6'ft). Cut a straight line from you base point to the point. Sew the loose edges together and flip inside out. Sew a piece of elastic on the bottom opening to attach to the reel (this will help it stay down) and you are done.

Having said all that I pretty much just buy the rod socks now because by the time you buy the material and put the time into making them (about 20-30 min when you get good at it ) it's just easier to buy them.

thanks! i was just wondering felt like making something and had this on my mind

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