5 Step DIY Rod Tube

Posted by MNAngler On January - 7 - 2010

Fishing Jones celebrated the New Year by posting 5 steps to making your own rod tube:

  1. Go to hardware store.
  2. Buy PVC stuff.
  3. Glue PVC stuff together.
  4. Breathe in PVC Glue, depress nervous system.
  5. Adorn with accumulated stickers.

Simple, yet effective. Time to take a trip to the hardware store.

But I think I’ll replace step 4 with:

    4. Spray paint.

The smell of the spray paint will likely have the same effect as the PVC glue.

I’ll also have to add:

    4.a. Accumulate stickers.

Since I don’t have any. Anyone have any they want to unload?


2 Responses to “5 Step DIY Rod Tube”

  1. Optimista says:

    What in the whatterwhat is a rod tube?

    • MNAngler says:

      @optimista A rod tube is a hard-sided cylindrical shaped container that you put your fishing rods into so they don’t get damaged while traveling with them. If an eyelet gets damaged, or worse yet, the tip gets broken off, you have to buy a new rod. Since rods can set you back upwards of $300, you do what you can to protect them.

      A commercially made rod tube can cost anywhere from $20 to $100. Given the amount you can spend on gear itself, FisherJones’ inexpensive, elegant solution is a welcome one.

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