Hacks For Transporting Your Fishing Rods Safely
Below are some hacks for transporting your fishing rods safely!
These tricks will for sure help you avoid headaches and even save you some money down the road.
Check it all out here!!
Hacks For Transporting Your Rods Safely [VIDEO]
You could be driving from one spot to another with your rods piled in your car or riding out to the spot on your boat.
These are opportunities for little bumps and dings to weaken or completely damage your fishing rod.
What we usually do is prepare our rods and reels the night before and have everything already tied up.
That way you’re ready to hit the water and fish.
But the problem with that is if the hooks, weights, and gear we have tied on is not secured properly, it can lead to further damage to your rods.
When it comes to surf fishing or fishing with heavier gear, we may have to use larger weights on our rigs.
During transit, these weights will bounce around and hit the rod blank.
Each time the weight hits the rod, it has the chance to make small microfractures in the blank.
Maybe you’ve seen videos online of people fighting fish when all of a sudden, the rod snaps.
Lots of times this is due to a microfracture that happened a while ago and has been there the whole time.
Hacks To Prevent Microfractures
As an example, I’ve got a Carolina rig tied onto my surf fishing rod with a large weight and hook.
There is a lot of room for the weight to sway back and forth and hit the rod.
To prevent this, take the weight and wrap it around the rod blank until it becomes tight.
Now the weight can’t move as much and it will stay away from the rod.
Another method to solve this is using a rod float that kayak anglers are familiar with.
Rod floats are held together by velcro straps and can be used in this case to protect your rod.
Position the float so that the weight hits the float each time it moves back and forth.
Or you can wrap the weight with the rod float instead of the rod itself.
This is useful when a guide is in the way and you can’t properly place the float on the rod.
I’ve tried this method with pool noodles before but the hole in the middle is much larger than the rod floats which makes it difficult to fit on the rod.
The last thing you want is for your rod to snap on you while you’re fighting the fish of a lifetime.
Over the course of time, microfractures can grow and spread leaving your rod weak at certain points.
Be sure to protect your gear during transport – it will only save you time and money!!
Do you know of any other ways to protect your rods during transport?
Let me know down in the comments section!!!
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