How Do You Make a Fishing Rod Carrying Case?

Making a fishing rod carrying case is an excellent way to transport and store your fishing rods and other items. It can provide protection from the elements, prevent damage from accidental breakage, and provide a convenient place to store lures, line and other accessories. With some basic materials and tools, you can make a rod carrying case in no time at all.

To begin, you will need some type of fabric material such as canvas or nylon. You will also need sewing supplies such as thread, scissors and pins.

Additionally, you may want to have some type of padding inside the case such as foam or batting to provide extra protection for your rods. You can also use Velcro straps or webbing straps with buckles so that the lid of the case stays securely closed during transport.

Once you have gathered all of your supplies, it’s time to begin constructing your rod carrying case. Start by measuring out the desired length for your rods and then cut two pieces of fabric for each side panel of the case. Make sure that each piece has enough material to wrap around the circumference of your rods.

Next, sew the two pieces together along one side with a standard seam allowance. Then turn the fabric inside out so that all seams are on the inside of the case. Now you can add any padding material that you desire before pinning both sides together.

When both sides are pinned together, sew around three sides leaving one side open for inserting your rods into the case. Finally, you can add straps or buckles to close up any openings in order to keep your rods secure during transport.


Making a fishing rod carrying case is an easy project that only requires basic materials and tools. With some fabric pieces cut to size, sewing supplies and padding material, anyone can create a durable fishing rod carrying case in no time at all!

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Lindsay Collins