Sep 23, 2020 at 11:25 pm #3677249Gerald MagnesBPL Member
@gmagnesLocale: Upstate NY
Looking for a light weight, hard sided carrying tube for my new Tenkara rod. Can anyone recommend some options?
GerrySep 23, 2020 at 11:50 pm #3677250W I S N E R !BPL Member
Though you’ll possibly have to fashion the end caps depending on your taste, if you want something very cheap and very light try your local hardware store for a fluorescent tube guard and cut it to length:
And this thread:Sep 24, 2020 at 12:01 am #3677251David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Those fluorescent tube guards that Craig linked are quite light. I’d use them for some added stiffness and to prevent snagging for a pole set in a side pocket or within the main pack bag.
Slightly heavier, but still much lighter than, say, ABS pipe, would be the corrugated plastic tubes inside of a large rolls of paper (like the printer-plotter at an architect’s or engineer’s office). They’re kind of like the plastic advertising/campaign signs in being plastic (polystyrene?) inside and out with ribs between the inside and out that make them remarkably stiff for their weight. 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter, a tenkara rod set would fit inside easily.Sep 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm #3677428Alex WallaceBPL Member
@feetfirstLocale: Sierra Nevada North
Do you really need a case? When collapsed the delicate bendy parts are safe and the handle part seems plenty durable. I’ve always carried mine this way either inside my backpack or sometimes in an exterior pocket. No problems after 3 years and dozens of trips.Sep 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm #3677429W I S N E R !BPL Member
Do you really need a case? When collapsed the delicate bendy parts are safe and the handle part seems plenty durable. I’ve always carried mine this way either inside my backpack or sometimes in an exterior pocket. No problems after 3 years and dozens of trips.
Same here, I don’t use one.Sep 25, 2020 at 6:23 pm #3677454Dan YBPL Member
Use a case.
Tube protectors come with end capsSep 25, 2020 at 6:31 pm #3677455H WBPL Member
How ’bout Tenkara’s hard case?Sep 25, 2020 at 8:14 pm #3677465Russ BogardusBPL Member
@bogardusLocale: Colorado Springs
http://Www.tenkarabun.com sells lightweight plastic cases in 3 different sizes. Lengths Are adjustable by owner. Work great.
RussSep 26, 2020 at 8:29 pm #3677574Jenny ABPL Member
@jenniferaLocale: Front Range
I’ll second Russ’ recommendation for the adjustable plastic tubes on Tenkarabum’s website. In theory, Tenkara rods are self-protected by design, but as they say, poop happens. I can get two rods in one of these cases, or one rod with a long line keeper installed. It’s cheap peace of mind for a pricey investment.
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