Storing a Fishing Rod Tube Properly
Fishing rod tubes are an essential piece of equipment for any angler. They are designed to protect your fishing rods and reels from damage, dust, and moisture.
However, if not stored properly, they can become damaged or even lost. Knowing how to store a fishing rod tube properly is essential for the longevity of your equipment.
The first step in storing a fishing rod tube is to make sure that it is completely dry before putting it away. Any moisture present can corrode the metal parts of the tube and damage the handles or straps. To dry the tube completely, you should first use an absorbent cloth to wipe away any surface moisture and then leave it in a well-ventilated area for several hours or overnight.
Once your fishing rod tube is dry, you should then place it in a cool, dark place that is out of direct sunlight and away from humidity or dampness. This will help to prevent any further corrosion as well as fading of the colours on your tube.
For added protection against wear and tear, you may want to invest in a bag or cover specifically designed for storing fishing rods and reels. These bags often come equipped with pockets for accessories such as lures, line cutters, and hooks, so you can keep everything together without having to worry about them getting lost or damaged when stored separately.
When transporting your fishing rods and reels in a vehicle, it is important that they remain upright at all times so they do not get knocked over and damaged while in transit. If possible, try to secure them with bungee cords or straps so that they stay securely in place during travel. Additionally, if there are multiple tubes being transported at once, tie them together with rope or string so that they do not get separated during transit.
Finally, if you plan on keeping your fishing rod tube in storage for an extended period of time make sure that it is clean before doing so as dirt can accumulate over time which could lead to corrosion and/or discolouration of the material over time.
Conclusion: Storing your fishing rod tube properly will ensure that it remains intact and functioning properly for years to come. Make sure that it is completely dry before putting it away in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight; invest in a bag or cover specifically designed for storing rods; transport them upright; tie multiple tubes together; and keep them clean when storing for long periods of time. Following these steps will help ensure that your fishing rod tube remains protected from dust, moisture, corrosion and other damage for years to come!