Rod Holdall Drennan 2 rod case

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Hi Everyone, I am looking to buy a two rod case to hold a 13ft 3 piece float rod and a 10ft 2 piece feeder. I have a long walk across country to get to the lake and i thought that either the Drennan Slimline rod case in small or the Drennan two rod case. But I'm not sure what slim line really means!! Also I considered a quiver but I'm unsure what this means in use. The rod is a Tricast Allerton some I am keen to look after it and I have a Fiat panda and a 2 piece 11ft single rod bag is a tight fit! cheers G
 

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The slimline cases don't have a shoulder strap. They seem to be designed to attach to the Drennan holdalls and quivers. A non-slimline version might be better if you're going to be using it on it's own.

Personally I use the the two rod slimline attached to the 3 rod quiver (2 rod quiver will only fit the single rod case). Very light, protects rods much better than most ready-rod holdalls and lots of of room in the quiver for an umbrella, bank sticks, etc.
 

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@Sad Teacher ......Hello, The' Slimline rod cases' are primarily designed to attach to the Drennan 4-6 and 6-8 rod holdalls...The 'slimline rod cases, from my experience, do not store two made up rods even though they are advertised as such....You're better off buying the other option mentioned in your above question....Although saying that, they appear to be out of stock in most places....:(

As an alternative, you may wish to consider these in the 1.75 M option which would meet your above requirements....If purchased from Benwick's please remember to add £6 ish postage and packing

Matrix Ethos Pro Stiff Rod Holdalls - Benwick Sports Angling Centre
 

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@Sad Teacher ......Hello, The' Slimline rod cases' are primarily designed to attach to the Drennan 4-6 and 6-8 rod holdalls...The 'slimline rod cases, from my experience, do not store two made up rods even though they are advertised as such....

My Slimeline's hold 2 rods no problem. It's not about the size of the rod but the size of the reels. Just depends on the size of your reel and how you 'wind' them before folding the handles for storage.
 

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My Slimeline's hold 2 rods no problem. It's not about the size of the rod but the size of the reels. Just depends on the size of your reel and how you 'wind' them before folding the handles for storage.

Correct, it will hold 2 rods, but not with reels....I did say "two made up rods"....;)
 

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Correct, it will hold 2 rods, but not with reels....I did say "two made up rods"....;)

It's panto time early.

Oh yes it does.................

Mine are MADE-UP rods with reels. That's how I know reel size matters.
 
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I have one of these


And one of these


The slimline hardcase does not have a shoulder strap and is designed to be carried either by the handle which is great for when I want to take 2 rods that are made up with reels up the canal or it is to be attached to the rod-holdall above which I do when I go to a commercial or my club lakes. Perfect for my needs, not for everyone else's though. As for what slimline means, they are about as slim as they can be for two rods whilst offering some protection. They are probably a little bigger than you're thinking but you really can't get much in them beyond their intended purpose. I also manage to get a couple of thin bank sticks and a carbon landing net handle in there when I go up the canal although it's obvious that I probably shouldn't. Reel size will make a difference. I normally have a Daiwa 3000 and 3012 in there at the same time with no drama.

Maybe this one would be better suited to your needs but I have never seen one and it's only designed for the rods with reels as far as I can tell and you can't really get anything else in it. It actually just looks exactly the same as my 2-rod slimline hardcase but with no way to attach it to the rod holdall, a shoulder strap and some protection on the bottom.


There is so much luggage out there these days there is no reason not to find something that exactly fits your needs. I'm sure you will get more suggestions here but nothing beats just having a good couple of hours doing your homework and if you can get your hands on before you buy then do.
 

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Thanks everybody. You've given me a place to start. I collect rod tomorrow so will see what's in store. I already have a drennan specialist case for 11ft ultralight. Like look of quiver and hard case. Had a bypass op before lockdown so cutting down on weight and complexity.
 

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Have a look at the Preston Competition Hardcase. I’ve got the older version & it holds 2 made up rods, couple of bank sticks & a landing net pole.
 

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I own the 2-rod hardcase and used to own the slimline version too.

Two completely different beasts - the hardcase version does, as the name suggests. offer much greater protection to the rods inside.
There's no shoulder strap on the slimline - which may or may not be a disadvantage and despite some comments above it will hold two made up rods - providing you're not using something silly like big pit reels :p

The hardcase will take three rods with a little reel staggering - mine is usually home to a 12' 2 piece waggler rod and a brace of 3 piece tip rods plus will if necessary (and I have when going on holiday) house a landing net pole, a brace of bank sticks and a feeder arm.

I sold the slimline because although it does attach neatly to the side of the 6-8 tube holdall it makes what is already a pretty big bit of kit too unwieldy to carry and difficult to load in and out of the back of your vehicle.

Just to confuse the issue a little more, have a look at one of these:

I used that one on holiday last year and it took two made up rods, a pole and a tube of top kits plus a brolly, landing net pole, feeder arm and a couple of banksticks. In normal usage I've had five rods in it before which is OK providing you don't use stupidly large reels.

Simon
 

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Ive 2 made up rods with Daiwa ninja 4012 on both in a Drennan 196cm hardcase....SNUG. (y)

Hello Mr Thumb.....My original comments were aimed at the 'Slimline" versions, which to be be fair aren't really hard cases....The other version the OP mentioned and the one I think you're referring to above are hardcases......And as you say, very snug indeed for those size reels....So much so, I bought the Matrix version as mentioned in my first post on this subject....(y)
 

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Thanks everyone. Going to tackle shop tomorrow so we will see! Thinking a hardcase in any case getting rods into a fiat Panda is a bit fraught!!
 

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Hello Mr Thumb.....My original comments were aimed at the 'Slimline" versions, which to be be fair aren't really hard cases....The other version the OP mentioned and the one I think you're referring to above are hardcases......And as you say, very snug indeed for those size reels....So much so, I bought the Matrix version as mentioned in my first post on this subject....(y)
Oh sorry Mr Total, was going to say dont think a pair of 5000 reels would fit in the hardcase version.
 
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