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#16 flytire

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:50 AM

looks like an accident just waiting to happen


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#17 mikechell

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

I can't see putting a fly rod in that.  

Too much sag.  Too much heat, if the sun shines on it for half a day.  Pain in the butt to slide the rods in and out, unless you're willing to break them down ... but then you don't need the hanger.


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#18 tjm

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:29 AM

looks like an accident just waiting to happen

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sun, wind, fall over at speed, and oh my trees/overpasses/gas station canopies

 

I have several PVC tubes for storing rods that can be thrown in the truck or trunk and having broken several rods hauling them bare naked in and out of "holders" my rods travel in a tube. Exception being a short hop with rod&reel made up and on the dash board.

Any holder is either going to pinch the rod to point of near damage or it is going to allow the rod  to move slightly which will rub the finish off. Rods suspended horizontally by a pair of holders tend to sag and over time (surprisingly short time if sun or heat are available) will take a set. 

Only place I consider a rod safe is in the hand or in the hard tube.



#19 vicente

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:22 PM

I keep a rod or two in a gun rack in my truck, I have a mesh window guard and dark tinted widows in the extra cab so they're pretty hard to see.