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The other day my wife was making fun of me for the way I store my rods in the garage.  I thought it was awesome and all it cost me was some pool noodles from the dollar store.

 

This is a picture of the one corner of my most used rods/reels but I have this "system" all around the garage.  How do you guys store your rods?

 

BTW, don't mind the ugly rod socks.

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That's very cool.  Next time your wife makes fun of you,  show her some expensive solutions in the Bass Pro shops catalog.

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That’s really nice! I have mine horizontally on a pegboard. Tried to add pic but site won’t let me. May have to look into changing to your approach! Not familiar with a pool noodle though.

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During the season, they stay lashed down in my canoe...which is garaged. Once the season is over, the reels come off and they're hung on padded ceiling hooks in my 'man-cave' while the reels are stored in a foam-lined drawer.

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A length of wood, handful on nails & a couple 3 dozen stick jackets.

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I lay my rods flat on a shelf in rod bags without reels for storage when not being used. 

The 15 or so rods I am using are in the boat rod locker with reels attached and terry towels between them in rod sleeves. I don't leave lures tied on over night, always cut them at the end of each day and retie with fresh knots the next outing. 

My boat is in my insulated garage, no reason to take out what I am using.

Tom

 

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I have a couple rod racks such as these.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, WRB said:

I lay my rods flat on a shelf in rod bags without reels for storage when not being used. 

The 15 or so rods I am using are in the boat rod locker with reels attached and terry towels between them in rod sleeves. I don't leave lures tied on over night, always cut them at the end of each day and retie with fresh knots the next outing. 

My boat is in my insulated garage, no reason to take out what I am using.

Tom

 

That sounds like a best practice, however I am entirely too...uh, time efficient, to do that.  Some may call it lazy.  

 

59 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

During the season, they stay lashed down in my canoe...which is garaged. Once the season is over, the reels come off and they're hung on padded ceiling hooks in my 'man-cave' while the reels are stored in a foam-lined drawer.

In late December I usually take all my reels off the rods, check them out and service the ones I used a bunch.  Otherwise I just spray them down and stick them in a big tote leaving the braid on and throwing away all the fluoro and mono on them.

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In a rod rack , reels on, drags and spool tension backed off. All have rod socks.

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8 minutes ago, JediAmoeba said:

That sounds like a best practice, however I am entirely too...uh, time efficient, to do that.  Some may call it lazy.  

 

In late December I usually take all my reels off the rods, check them out and service the ones I used a bunch.  Otherwise I just spray them down and stick them in a big tote leaving the braid on and throwing away all the fluoro and mono on them.

Just tell your wife you need a garage big enough for your bass boat to fit into so you can store the rods in it.

I use line that is lighter pound test them the fish I intend to catch. I have lots of time to tie fresh knots spending hundreds of hours trying to catch giant bass and lose them do to knot failure isn't an option. I retie several times a day, you get very effiencent with practice.

Tom

 

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21 minutes ago, WRB said:

Just tell your wife you need a garage big enough for your bass boat to fit into so you can store the rods in it.

I had access to a bass boat and pontoon boat for years and honestly didn't use it that much.  Right now I have a canoe with a little minn kota a kayak and a John boat with a trailer(my Johnson finally died so I need to replace it).  With 3 kids it's hard to find enough time to fish besides going to our local lakes and spending an hour or two throwing baits.  Somewhere down the road though!  Or I need better friends that fish.   

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Very cool idea. I use an old commercial rack I bought at a store closing. Holds 48 with reels on. Have my dad's custom, read craft show, rack for my 7'6" + rods.

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I have a round, rotating rack from BPS that holds 24 rods vertically. It stands in the corner of my office. Really pulls the room together.

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That is a great use of space and an exercise in practicality, that suggest function over form. 

 

I store mine without reels horizontally in a section of my garage near the ceiling where they cannot be seen by anyone looking into my garage. Out of sight. 

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I have coated J-hooks screwed into the garage ceiling, rods are hung horizontally.  

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I also have a round rod rack from BPS like @MIbassyaker that holds 24 rods but mine does not rotate. All the drags and spool tension knobs are backed off and all have rod covers. This is in my basement. I keep mine down there until I'm ready to go fishing so they aren't exposed to extreme heat in the garage.

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Rods I'm using stand up in a corner. Extra stock lay horizontal overhead in the garage.

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On 7/9/2019 at 4:54 PM, JediAmoeba said:

The other day my wife was making fun of me for the way I store my rods in the garage.  I thought it was awesome and all it cost me was some pool noodles from the dollar store.

 

This is a picture of the one corner of my most used rods/reels but I have this "system" all around the garage.  How do you guys store your rods?

 

BTW, don't mind the ugly rod socks.

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looks good to me, all except that junction box needs a cover.

 

sorry, i couldn’t resist. 🙂

 

 

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I don't have a pic, but I built a rectangle of flat 2 X 4's that is 2' X 4'. I screwed about 20 3" PVC pipe caps evenly around the rectangle. Then I inserted 3" PVC pipe pieces from 4" to 6" long into the caps. My rods stand up inside the PVC. I don't own 20 rods but I have space and could have easily put the caps a little closer together to probably store 24 or more. I plan on adding some casters to make moving it easier if I want to and to add a spooling station to a frame on one side & one for line storage on the other.

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If it's going to be any length of time, I take the reels off and lay them flat on top of my steel storage unit in the garage with their mesh covers on. 

 

If it's going to be a short period, like a month or so, I just lean them up against that storage unit in the corner where they won't tip over. I've done this for years without warping any rods. I try to minimize any bend.

 

Otherwise they stay jammed in the rod locker of my boat all season. 

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I have a rack like @Scott F's.  But usually just 'spares' and some of my wife's rods are in it.  10 (sometimes 12) months out of the year, most of mine are in the back of my Durango.  I try not to be off the water long enough to justify taking them out

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On 7/10/2019 at 11:03 AM, Crankin4Bass said:

I have a KastKing 24 rod rack.

These racks are the best.  Look for them to be on sale during prime day

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