Ready rod cases ?

squimp

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I’m in the market for one, maybe two double ready rod cases.

We have just had a thread on rod tubes and many seem to have switched to ready rod cases and I’m about to do the same. I’m used to carrying made up rods from specialist fishing - but light match type rods in an open quiver sounds like a disaster waiting to happen......

there are loads of rod cases on the market from Leeda and Mosella at one end, up to Matrix and Preston at the expensive end with Drennan somewhere in the middle.

I appreciate they come in different lengths, but are some better designed than others ? The reels will be standard 2500/3000 size.

I carry my gear so a minimalist approach suits me - so light, compact and practical is what I’m after.......

my local shop (when it re-opens) stocks Drennan - but beyond that I’m basically guessing.

Any pointers welcome please.
 

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I got a couple of these, each one can accommodate upto 3 x 12ft made up rods,very well made, and well priced 289ACB27-928E-457E-8E61-5F105E2E6BF7.jpeg
 

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I've got a Preston 1+1 hardcase and thats a bit small but I've got 2 x 10' feeder rods in.
Best I've had was the MAP Dual, bags of room in them. Not sure what other makes are like but I'd recommend the MAP.
 

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I have the drennan double soft holdall which is well priced and works really well for me.
 

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Be aware that some have just one zip for 3 rods (as has my Drennan), but another one I have has two zips for two rods, which I much prefer as they can't get tangled. Also some are much longer than others.
 

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For more fragile rods I use either a drennan quiver or thinking anglers quiver with rod bags attached or a drennan super specialist double rod sleeve

The latter is great if travelling light as you can attach a brolly etc
 

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The world is your oyster to be fair, i have 4 of the browning ones. All of the options should be roughly the same weight as long as they all have the protection you need but you really need to look at teh zips and internal pockets and flexibility (or lack of) to get a real opinion, would suggest a trip to one of the big tackle superstores once they are open
 

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The world is your oyster to be fair, i have 4 of the browning ones. All of the options should be roughly the same weight as long as they all have the protection you need but you really need to look at teh zips and internal pockets and flexibility (or lack of) to get a real opinion, would suggest a trip to one of the big tackle superstores once they are open

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

I think I need to take gingert76's advice and actually go and look at some of the non-Drennnan alternatives before I commit to buying.
 

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unless you can get teh tackle shop or whoever has them in stock make a video and show you the inside and the flexibility you are taking a chance bud but they may be willing to do that. Knowledge is always king! good luck
 

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I cannot imagine you having problems because the length will be obvious and you are using small 2500/3000 sized reels. I'd be amazed if you could not get them into anything. Biggest problem for most is sleeves being a bit tight with big (5000+) reels. And that's not your need.
 

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Many of the regular drennan 2 rod holdall balance in the wrong place for the handle and dont have a shoulder strap

Hence attaching to a quiver

The super specialist has a shoulder strap
 

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I have a Supera one' zips are very good' plenty of space. Don't think the hardcase is that good, seems to fold in very easy. Also if you get any mud or marks very hard to wash of the fabric 6 out of 10 for me. Had Drennan before, much sturdier but zip broke after about 12 months.
Hope that helps
 

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Advanta x5 rod case from Angling Direct holds 2 made up rods plus 2 unmade rods up to 12 ft. Looks as good as any other out there £60.
 

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I use a preston 4x4 rigid rod bag. I've had it for a couple of years now, & as long as you use the Velcro straps properly I've never had any issues.
 

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Don’t overlook side pockets for landing net handle or Brolly etc
 

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I've got an old Maver and a PI Supera 2+2. The preston one is very good, can just about fit in a a 2 piece 12' acolyte carp waggler although that is without using the little retaining pocket. I typically take that rod, 2 x 10/11 feeder rods and a 9' feeder rod with reels that are a mix of Daiwa 3000's and 4000's. It carries that without stressing the zips and also a net handle in the outside pocket.
 

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Many of the regular drennan 2 rod holdall balance in the wrong place for the handle and dont have a shoulder strap

Hence attaching to a quiver

The super specialist has a shoulder strap

I used a lot of these doubles (never singles, I can put 1 rod in a double anyway) and they balance perfectly for me. I wouldn't want a shoulder strap as they'd get in the way for me (and weigh & cost more).

Horses for courses
 
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