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#150887 - 05/30/11 12:31 PM Clear Acrylic Fly Rod Tube
Mr. Fishunt Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 8
All,
Please advise where I can purchase the clear acrylic or polycarbonate tubing and the caps to make a homemade fly rod case.
I would like to make one that is at least
3" OD x 25" to accomodate two 4 pc 8' fly rods.

Thanks,
Mr. Fishunt

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#150888 - 05/30/11 01:21 PM Re: Clear Acrylic Fly Rod Tube [Re: Mr. Fishunt]
Dryer Offline

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Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 3591
Loc: Texas
Your profile says nothing as to your whereabouts but...
Some of us use plastic fluorescent light protective tubes available at Walmart or Lowes. I believe they have end caps too but you can also plug the ends with other stuff you'll be carrying.
If you want something stronger try:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#plastics/=cj5ew1
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#150896 - 05/30/11 06:52 PM Re: Clear Acrylic Fly Rod Tube [Re: Dryer]
james__12345 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/10
Posts: 189
Loc: Tennessee
Lowes sells the tubes to cover fluorescent lights with. They are around 3 dollars. They do have end caps, but the end caps have small holes in them to allow the bulb terminals to stick through, so they need a little work. I think two rods in one tube might be a bit tight, but if you put the handles at opposite ends it may work.

EDIT: I just saw you said three inch diameter, the bulb tubes are nowhere near that big around. Two rods still may fit in them depending on the rods though.


Edited by james__12345 (05/30/11 06:54 PM)

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#189174 - 02/18/15 01:33 PM Re: Clear Acrylic Fly Rod Tube [Re: Mr. Fishunt]
Tortoise Offline
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Registered: 02/04/15
Posts: 4
In the past I've made rod tubes from simple pvc and fittings. Something to consider: one purpose of the tube is to protect the rod from sun/heat damage- an acrylic tube may not provide that same level of protection . Tortoise

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