Always store my rods out of the tubes when not fishing. Have about 5 tubes, and slide any required rods in them before placing in the holdall. I'm afraid that I know which 2-3 rods I might use during the day, so do not take a mega amount. Still got a Tom Pickering feeder connesseir I bought from Tony Greaves (Hucknall) some 20 years ago - it has only been used about 3 times. Counted my rods the other day - 54 - split cane, fibre glass and carbon. - some will have to go - how long have I being saying that !