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Old 02-16-18, 06:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the update. Sounds like this will have a direct impact on my plans.
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Old 02-16-18, 07:26 PM   #12
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Good luck, actually getting one, they are backordered for over 12 months
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Old 02-17-18, 10:20 PM   #13
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A guy I know from another BB made rod holders out of pvc pipe and fashioned them to look like missiles. Red bullet noses and fins, they look cool and worked for a trip from Ohio to Idaho and back.
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Old 02-18-18, 08:48 AM   #14
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Does anyone have a suggestion on a car top carrier for my fly rods?
Yes, DO NOT BUY A FLY ROD VAULT UNLESS YOU WANT BROKEN TIPS!!! You will break rod tips. They are a very poor design. Check out the Big Sky Fly Rod Box. Itís all metal construction with a hinges top and foam on the inside everywhere to protect your investments. Made of metal but still light enough to take on and off of a vehicle.
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Old 02-18-18, 09:01 AM   #15
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Yes, DO NOT BUY A FLY ROD VAULT UNLESS YOU WANT BROKEN TIPS!!! You will break rod tips. They are a very poor design. Check out the Big Sky Fly Rod Box. Itís all metal construction with a hinges top and foam on the inside everywhere to protect your investments. Made of metal but still light enough to take on and off of a vehicle.
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What about the design do you not like? I will admit, I have broken one rod tip in my rod box, but it was entirely my own fault when it happened. As I was pulling the rod from the vault, I had about the last foot still in the vault when I dropped the rod, cleanly snapping the last foot of of the rod. However I can't blame the design for this. What about the design haven't you liked?
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Old 02-18-18, 11:08 AM   #16
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What about the design do you not like? I will admit, I have broken one rod tip in my rod box, but it was entirely my own fault when it happened. As I was pulling the rod from the vault, I had about the last foot still in the vault when I dropped the rod, cleanly snapping the last foot of of the rod. However I can't blame the design for this. What about the design haven't you liked?
Itís a bad design and you found out the hard way. Many many anglers in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming reiterated the same story and they got rid of theirs for that reason. Thereís really no logical argument if you have hundreds or thousands of dollars in a fly fishing setup and you have to be aware of this issue every time you use it. You literally have zero control over the length of the rod while extracting it and if itís a sectional rod a piece can also get stuck in their which takes time away from fishing. More cons than pros all around.
Plus the construction and design features are more thought out and more robust on the Big Sky Box. Itís just more secure.
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Old 02-18-18, 04:53 PM   #17
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I had a Titan rod vault for three years and absolutely loved it (sold it when I bought an SUV). I kept striper rods rigged up in it and never had an issue. Some people claim that they get hot inside if you leave your rods in them with your car sitting in the sun. I tested this by putting a thermometer in the tube and closing it up for an hour and it did not get significantly hotter than the outside temp. I highly would recommend it if you fish a lot; beats the heck out of having to constantly break down rods and re-rig all the time. If you leave your rods rigged there is no way you can lose a section inside the tube.


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Old 02-18-18, 07:52 PM   #18
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You literally have zero control over the length of the rod while extracting it

I mean, the grip/reel is in your hand the whole time right?



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Old 02-18-18, 08:33 PM   #19
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I mean, the grip/reel is in your hand the whole time right?

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My thoughts exactly. I have fished out of mine for about a year now (bought KeithO's above) and had it on some very bumpy roads and have had no problems except a personal fault. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I did have a buddy that guides in Montana whose brackets eventually stripped and caused the vault to come halfway off his roof. His rods were fine, but he will have to order new brackets.... Keep in mind, this is after like 5 years of use and daily drives down rutted western roads.
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Old 02-18-18, 08:58 PM   #20
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*Takes one look at the price*
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