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How do you transport your rods and reels? I take 3 rods with reels and one spare reel with me on outings and transport them in a foam lined rifle case (DoskoSport). It was about $25 or so and does a nice job keeping them safe....

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Are we are talking a day trip bank fishing or kayaking? If that's the case I take 2 rigs, 1 spinning, 1 baitcasting.

 

Both combos are ready to go with a Whopper Plopper on the caster covered by a lure wrap and the rod covered by a rod sock. The spinning combo usually has a finesse wide gap hook ready for a wacky rigged stick bait and the rod is covered by a rod sock.

 

Both rods fit right down the middle of my sedan with one of the back seats folded down to allow access to the trunk.

 

On longer trips I bring 2 piece rods. Those go in a rod bag I have and the bag is then placed in my car trunk. The reels I take go in a reel bag from Cabelas I have had for years. It has removable dividers for customizable storage.

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Thanks. I should have specified. I fish from a yak. The double rifle case is maxed out with 3 rods & reels. When we unload the truck and cart the yaks, rods are placed inside the cockpit till I get to the launch point, and then place in the rod holders on the yak.....

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17 minutes ago, Crow Horse said:

Thanks. I should have specified. I fish from a yak. The double rifle case is maxed out with 3 rods & reels. When we unload the truck and cart the yaks, rods are placed inside the cockpit till I get to the launch point, and then place in the rod holders on the yak.....

I covered how I transport my two rods for kayak fishing in my first post. I am a minimalist when it comes to carrying gear and I don't have an expensive kayak that holds lots of rods. The rod socks and lure wraps protect the guides and blanks of my rods when transporting them.

 

The two rods work for me. Just cut and tie lures as needed.

 

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How long are your rifles?

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On ski rack.........back when I had a roof rack.  Now inside car between front seats.  Reels all have reel covers.  That alone is over $200 so rods have none, but would eventually like to buy about a dozen to cover just the rods I am taking with me with a couple spares.

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5 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

Reels all have reel covers. 

Forgot to add that I use reel covers as well. Thanks for the reminder. Helps protect the reel against scratches during transport.

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I do a lot of back country hiking and fishing.  I use a Plano 4ft rod tube strapped to my backpack and it holds a couple 2-piece 7ft rods easily.  I could fit 3 in there no problem or even 4 if I pack carefully.  They run about $20.  I keep 2 reels in my backpack as well.  It's a lot of fun hiking miles through the UP of Michigan and catching and eating brook trout along the way.  There's usually nobody out there but myself and my wife and whomever we bring with us.  It's a priceless experience that not many people do.

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Tacklewarehouse has something called “the rod mule” . My cousin uses it and all we do for the most part is hiking to bank fishing spots and canoe fishing. Of course we pack lighter when we go on the canoe, but his rod mule carries all his cat rods and bass rods without a problem. 

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Fortunately I have a Ranger, because my boat has to be kept in the state park storage yard (Homeowners Assn will not allow boats or trailers outside the garage), so when I go out my rods with reels covered go in the bed like this X.

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1 hour ago, reason said:

How long are your rifles?

About 52" long..........

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2 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

I covered how I transport my two rods for kayak fishing in my first post. I am a minimalist when it comes to carrying gear and I don't have an expensive kayak that holds lots of rods. The rod socks and lure wraps protect the guides and blanks of my rods when transporting them.

 

The two rods work for me. Just cut and tie lures as needed.

 

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On the water I have only 2 rods in the yak. The remaining rod stays in the case inside the truck as a backup....

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On 1/23/2019 at 9:16 AM, NYWayfarer said:

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Your paddle is upside down. :P

 

To the OP, I bungee cord the rods together and they go in the hull of my kayak.  I take 4-6 rods with me on most trips.

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1 hour ago, NYWayfarer said:

Forgot to add that I use reel covers as well. Thanks for the reminder. Helps protect the reel against scratches during transport.

Got lazy one day when we went from one lake to another (not far).  Near mint Chronarch 101A got boat rash.  Naturally it couldn't have been the old Trion.  Now when I put one rod down to pick up another the reel cover is automatically put on before setting the rod down.

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I Built a ceiling Rod Carrier inside my Jeep Liberty. Rods are in Rod gloves but not reels. It fits up to 7'3" rods and maybe 7'6" wouldnt be too bad. 7'11" is trickier though... I also have a rod tube on the kayak trailer but have yet to use it.

 

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

You're paddle is upside down. :P

 

LOL I know, it was my maiden voyage in the yak. Every time I post this pic I put in the disclaimer that I have since been using the paddle correctly. I forgot this time.

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It's like forgetting the plug - everyone does it the first time.

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Right now, all bundled together with a rod wrap and each rod in a glove and reel in a cover. They all go in the back of the Tahoe until I get to my kayak fishing spot and then all rods and reels taken out and put it in the kayak. When I build my trailer I'll be adding two PVC rod holders.

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My rods are placed between the front seats with the butts placed on the passenger floor. Easy peasy.

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Layed in the back of the wagon passanger's side over the pullout cargo divider thing and back seats.  Placed in the center of the 4 door truck over the console.  Rod tips on the dash and handle butts in the back seat.  In the rods lockers if using the boat.  

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

It's like forgetting the plug - everyone does it the first time.

I think I did one better. Once and only once, we got to the pond we fish and I realized I never packed my paddle. Not wanting to waste fishing time going back home a get my AWOL paddle, I used my hand paddle  the entire day (feeling really foolish) but I did catch some fish (and learned a valuable lesson).......

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I've forgotten my paddle twice in the 14 years I've kayak fished.  It truly sucks.

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

It's like forgetting the plug - everyone does it the first time.

I did that..........................................once.  :cry:

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30 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I've forgotten my paddle twice in the 14 years I've kayak fished.  It truly sucks.

That’s why I keep a four piece breakdown paddle bungee-corded together and thrown in the hull hatch on my kayak.   I had it in there in case I lost my actual paddle in rough water but it has saved me on the one occasion I did forget to bring my main paddle. 

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I use rod socks, reel covers, and rod wraps to keep it all together.  I put the butts inside my truck on the passenger side floor and the tips extend into the back (quad cab truck).

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