Anyone still use rod tubes?

Barbelcatcher

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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 !
 
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Ready rod holders for me, threw out some tubes including a triangle drennan one the other week.
Carp (drennan superspecialist) and specimen rods (map hardcase) are in double ready rod bags, two and three section float / feeder / specialist (drennan team england / super specialist) and lure rods (greys prowler) in ready bags (ready rod bag manufacturers).

Breaking down three piece rods is easy with a ready rod bag.
Feeder/lead taken off, float stays on unless big slider.
Rig put on pole winder and held with elastic.
Drop rig to about half rod length.
Fold in reel handle.
Hold butt section, undo middle section and draw down parallel so female middle is at butt and male spigot together.
Hold both sections and take down top section, draw down so female with female (they can then natter😆) and tip with males.
Place gently in fully unzipped ready rod bag, band butt, band tip end then band middle incorporating winder.

My fishing is generally short session and I can grab a set up or two Knowing they are ready to go.

At the end of the day its an individual thing.

Oh and there are days when I look a right numpty - I use blue drennan match / team england and green drennan specialist/super specialist ready rod bags and may carry a mix of both 😬
 

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That doesn’t sound like simple to me for the 3 piece rods it’s a rather long list haha
May well be easier in practice but it’s not for me.
 

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It depends on the venue and the rods I take to fish it. I have no qualms taking carp and barbel rods made up. The same goes for many two piece commie rods. However, the bulk of my fishing is with three piece (or more) float rods and they are often 15'+. These might end up in a ready rod bag, but the top two/three will remain in the rod bag and only the butt, with reel attached is not. Quite a few of my rods have their own zipped Cordura tubes. I'm not averse to taking them to the bank, though usually they'll be in the central section of a quiver rather than in a multi tube rod holdall.
 

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My carp rods are always ready to roll... even my vintage ones, but for a normal session on a lake or river, I set them up from scratch... its almost akin to prolonging the time till the first cast... some would call it foreplay... with the first bite being the culmination of the act... there have been times whereby when trying to set up a rod adjacent to feeding fish you get all fingers and thumbsy, missing rings, poor knots and generally messing up the setup in ones haste to cast that line for the first time... now I set up well back from the water and force myself to take my time in setting up... to carry a 3pc split cane rod already made up is sacrilege in my eyes anyway
 

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I don't have a rod ready holdall except for river fishing so I'm one of the numpties who sets up on the bank.

I couldn't live without rod holdalls,

have two 2 rod holdalls for piking and barbel, and a 4 rod holdall for commercial fishing so i can get me dad's rod in aswell as my short feeder, long feeder and float rod.

Have a few single sleeves as well.
 

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Always use tubes - the time taken setting up my rods is time spent chilling before the session, allowing ground bait or pellets, etc to soak and sometimes catching my breath from the trek to the peg.

Had too many broken sections of rod and pole or lost rings over the years by rushing at the end of a session and not putting my kit away properly in their tubes.

Also my beloved never knows just how many rods I have if they are cwtched up in tubes :p



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With eyesight like Mr Magoo I struggle to set up up on the bank, less stress makes a happy dangler, years ago use to wrap a small bit of foil round the main line made threading the rod much easier
 

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Going down the middle here. I used to set up on the bank, and dismantle at the end of the session. Now I take 1 float and one feeder "at the ready" except for the feeder itself and hook/hooklength. Any additional rods I take in tubes. The reason? It takes me too long to set up
 

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With eyesight like Mr Magoo I struggle to set up up on the bank, less stress makes a happy dangler, years ago use to wrap a small bit of foil round the main line made threading the rod much easier
I'm with you there. Since I had a diabetic bleed in my right eye some years ago, I now see two of everything at different distances without my specs which I need for driving. I might be good, but even I can't tackle up two rods at once!
 

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Getting back to fishing after 12 years away the usual kids and life interference its a head melt of new equipment. Im fishing the mighty rivers Suck and Shannon in Ireland at the weekend and will have my two old rods, feeder and float, few banksticks, brolly, landing net handle to lug along. I only have an old leather rodbag given to me as a teenager by a kind English matchman in the glorious late 80's where unbeliveably from where im now I used to fish junior matches!

Can anyone advise me what bag to buy to fit the gear described above ideally one that would fit in the boot 140cm??. I will be setting up on the bank and will also lug the old skool Beta Box. With the back gone thats for another thread.
 

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ready rods for me... i understand it might "not take long" to tackle a rod up but if that is even 5 minutes, and I expect its even more, if you multiply that by 3 or 4 rods it soon becomes a fair chunk of time. And i need that time to attend to bait, poles. top kits etc rather than end up rushing.

I have the new preston supera ready rod holdalls, very well protected and seperated
 

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I do too but for entirely different reasons... in my match days everything was always ready to rock... even the pole... but nowadays part of the enjoyment of a days fishing involves setting up a rod and reel... sad but there you go.... guilty as charged...
Totally agree, I had everything setup in ready rod bags when match fishing, now setup on the bank, although I have been a little bit keen a couple of times and set up the barbel rig, buffer bead, hook length, bait on, only to realise in my haste I didn't put the bomb link on 🤡🤡🤡
 

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Dont skip the tubes as someone will want them !! They are stupid expensive!
 

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Hillswood46

Assume they are 3 piece rods

Drennan 3 rod quiver
And either a 2 rod sleeve or 2 x 1 rod sleeves, they dove short version

The 2 rod specialist sleeve hardcase is too long!
 

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I always buy a car that can take the whole rod ready to go...(Large 4x4.or a long estate)Then arriving home I put them on racks in the garage.
many a car salesman who has been wittering on about BHP or MPG has been taken back when I get my long tape out and finds out my most important criteria. Clearly I am not a pole user.
 
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