Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by Sterfry26 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:26 pm

I made some rod sleeves pretty cheap and it definitely improves my peace of mind when traveling to a tournament. I don't do the reel covers but instead got a long terry cloth with velcro on the ends and weave it in between my rods. This protects them from banging together and only requires one piece of cloth compared to 10. I also 3d printed little rings for my rod socks that tell me rod they belong to.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by MeatHead » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:05 pm

I use rod sleeves when my rods are being stored at home and on the drive to my destination, they come off when on the water though. Don't have reel covers but thinking of picking some up.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by mark poulson » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm

I use rod sleeves in the rod locker on the boat, but not reel covers.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by Dalleinf » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 pm

Always some sort of rod sleeve/sock for storage and transport.
Store my reels in big reel cases with room for 8-12 reels (have 10 of those). When heading on a fishing trip I bring 1-2 reels in separate small cases.
Set up the combo where I park and never carry more than 1 rod with me when fishing from shore. Use 1-2 rods when fishing from boat.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by eklikewhoa » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:22 am

I try to make it a habit, I'm really clumsy but damage seems to happen when I'm trying not to be

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by eyra_kid » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:17 pm

Just rod sleeves in the boat locker. I layer my rods with an extra throw float to keep the top and bottom layer of rods separated.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:56 pm

Rod sleeves in my boat, during winter I bring them all in and put them on a rod rack.

I loosen the drags before storage, before spring I clean all reels and rods.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by djd » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:36 am

Rod sleeves only. Keep them on in rod locker to prevent tangles and damage. When the rod goes to the deck the sleeve comes off and stays in the locker. I have a foam based handle system to put the rod 'butts' in, this prevents reel damage.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by G40 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:44 am

russ57 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Do you guys take rod sleeves and reel covers on your nice combos with you wherever you go?

I am starting to get really sick of carrying them around but I don't want to mess up my nice stuff.
Yes :big grin:

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by Winstondry » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:18 am

I use both sleeves and covers ALL the time.
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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by njbasscat » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:10 pm

Rod sleeves when in the rod locker. I don't use reel covers except for the new Exist I just bought this season. I never thought I would spend $800 on a spinning reel and decided to put a cover on it.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by tincanary » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:14 pm

I use covers for both. I'm usually stomping trout streams so I assemble my rig by the car then hoof along.

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Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Post by jvelth74 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:14 pm

No. But I bought camera bags from discount and I use those for reels. Rods I store in original rod sock + rod case.
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