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Ok guys, I’m new to this site so if it’s already been covered I apologize. I’m looking to start making my own rod socks, rather than pay 6+ for them. I have seen varying reports of guys using 1” or 3/4” for casting rods. I have a mix of both micro guide and standard guide rods and would prefer to not have a very loose fit on any of my rods, but don’t want to buy multiple sizes of braided sleeve. Has anyone tried this? Any tips are appreciated!

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I'm lazy...and lack sewing skills...and patience.   But if I were motivated to make my own, I wouldn't use weave material.  I would try light fabric and or polysomething material.  Plastic weaves are better than nothing, but those without visible weave are so much better.

I would buy one from Rosie's Rod Pockets and one from 6thSense and try to replicate one or both.  

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There is an article about this on one of the popular fishing websites that just came out. I don’t think that I am allowed to link it bc the site changed the link. If you google *** DIY rod sleeves I think it is the first result. 

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3 minutes ago, microotter said:

There is an article about this on one of the popular fishing websites that just came out. I don’t think that I am allowed to link it bc the site changed the link. If you google DIY rod sleeves I think it is the first result. 

That’s where I got the idea to do my own. *** posted a story about it, I was more curious about which sizes guys have tried and what worked best for other people

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