Making a fishing rod travel tube is an easy and affordable way to transport your rods safely. It provides the necessary protection to your rods while keeping them organized and secure. A fishing rod travel tube can be made out of PVC pipes, foam padding, and some basic tools.
Step 1: Gather all the necessary materials. You will need PVC pipes, foam padding, duct tape, scissors, drill and drill bit, PVC glue and primer, saw, hacksaw blade, and sandpaper.
Step 2: Measure the length of your rods. You will need to measure the length of each rod you plan to put in the tube so you know how long the tube should be. Add 2-3 inches to each measurement for extra room.
Step 3: Cut the PVC pipe. Using a saw or a hacksaw blade, cut two pieces of pipe that are as long as your longest rod plus 2-3 inches for extra room.
Step 4: Drill holes in the pipe. Using a drill and a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of your rods, drill several holes along both sides of each piece of pipe.
Step 5: Glue the pieces together. Use PVC glue and primer to join both pieces together at one end so they form a “U” shape.
Step 6: Line with foam padding.
Cut pieces of foam padding that are slightly larger than each side of the “U” shape formed by your PVC pipe and use duct tape to secure them in place.
Step 7: Sand down any rough edges. Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges on your pipe so it won’t snag on anything when you transport it.
Making a fishing rod travel tube is an easy and affordable way to protect your rods while traveling or storing them away. By following these steps you can make sure that your rods stay safe from damage during transport or storage without having to buy an expensive pre-made fishing rod travel tube!