How Do You Pack and Store a Fishing Pole?

Packing and storing a fishing pole is an essential skill for anglers. Knowing how to properly pack and store a fishing pole can ensure the longevity of your gear and make sure it’s ready to go when you are. Here’s how you can safely pack and store your fishing pole.

Step 1: Preparing the Fishing Pole

Before packing and storing your fishing pole, make sure it is clean and dry.

Remove any line from the reel, and inspect the rod for any damage or wear. Touch up any paint chips or scratches with a light coat of paint if necessary. Also, check to make sure all of the guides are still firmly in place.

Step 2: Packing the Fishing Pole

When packing your fishing pole, use a rod tube or bag specifically designed for fishing rods to protect them from damage during transport. Start by removing any tackle or lures from the rod, then slide the rod into the tube or bag. If using a tube, make sure both ends are securely closed with the caps provided.

Step 3: Storing the Fishing Pole

When storing your fishing pole at home, choose an area that is cool, dry and out of direct sunlight. Hang rods on wall mounts or store them in racks specifically designed for this purpose. To prevent damage to your rods when stored in racks or on wall mounts, use soft fabric covers to protect them from scratches.


Packing and storing a fishing pole properly is an important skill for anglers. By following these steps – cleaning and drying the rod; packing it in a rod tube; and storing it in an area that is cool, dry and out of direct sunlight – you can ensure that your gear will be ready to go when you are!

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Daniel Bennet