Fishing rod and reel cases are a great way to keep your tackle safe and organized when you’re on the go. Whether you’re heading out for a day of fishing or traveling to a tournament, having the right case can make your life easier. There are many types of cases on the market, but if you want something customized to fit your favorite gear, making your own is the way to go.
Before you get started, you’ll need some supplies. First, measure the length of your rod and reel set-up so that you know what size material to buy for your case.
You’ll also need foam padding for cushioning, heavy-duty fabric such as canvas or denim for the exterior, thread to sew it all together, webbing for straps and handles, and a zipper to close it up.
Design Your Case
Once you have all of your supplies gathered up, it’s time to start designing your case. Start by sketching out what size and shape you want the case to be – this will help determine how much fabric you need as well as how much foam padding will fit inside. If you don’t feel comfortable drawing it out yourself, there are plenty of online templates available that can help.
Cut & Sew
Now that the design is complete it’s time to start cutting! Lay out the fabric on a flat surface and use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut two pieces in the shape of your design – one for the top and one for the bottom.
Once they’re cut out, place them together with right sides facing each other and sew around three sides using a sewing machine or by hand.
Add Foam Padding & Zipper
Before adding any foam padding or a zipper, turn the case right side out so that all seams are hidden away inside. Now measure and cut two pieces of foam padding – one for each side – ensuring that they fit snugly within the case walls before affixing them in place with spray adhesive. Finally add in a zipper along one side so that it can be easily opened and closed.
Attach Straps & Handles
To finish off your fishing rod and reel case attach straps along each end so that they can be carried easily over long distances or slung over shoulders comfortably. You can also add handles at either end if desired.
Making your own fishing rod and reel case is not only economical but also allows you to customize it exactly as needed for whatever type of tackle you choose. With just a few supplies and some basic sewing skills anyone can create their own custom carry-all that will last for years.
Conclusion: Creating a custom fishing rod and reel case is an easy project that anyone can do with just some basic materials and sewing skills. Start by gathering supplies such as fabric, foam padding, thread, webbing straps/handles, and a zipper before sketching out your design on paper (or using an online template). Cut two pieces of fabric in the shape of your design before sewing them together with right sides facing each other along three sides before turning right side out again adding in foam padding as well as attaching straps/handles before finally adding in a zipper closure at one end.