Protect your valuable fishing equipment from mud, sand, and the elements. Keeps spinning and casting rods from getting tangled in your rod locker, too. Lightweight nylon rod sock slides easily over rig and is secured by an adjustable elastic strap. Features loop for hanging storage. Fits rods 6'-7'. Color: Black. Imported.
Rated 4 out of 5 by KVBassBuster Good Buy
Just purchased these rod socks. I carry many rods in my boat and usually my spinning rods are in a separate locker. They were always getting tangled especially after a rough ride on a lake. I put these socks on my spinning rods and they ride nicely without getting tangled.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CRAZYBASS81 Works great
Own about ten of them. Use them on both spinning and casting 7ft rods. Haven't had a single tangled rod when pulling a rod out of my boats rod locker.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fisherman209 Gets the job done
I have two 6'6" spinning rods. This rod sock came down far enough to cover all the rod guides. Doesn't reach all the way to the reel, but it covers enough of the rod to get the job done.
This rod sock isn't something that is going to reduce a break if you slam it in a car door for instance. I would say its more to keep your rod and guides from becoming beat up and scratched up.
Nice protection for a cheap price.
January 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ikee Too short
For the newer, longer rods -- 7 feet + -- these are a bit short; hardly reach the bottom guide.
January 7, 2013
It depends on the size of rod you use. If you choose to attach your lure to your reel - there is no interference. on 6' rods, using hte lure keeper, in one instance a crankbait rod got caught on the strap. Not a big deal. I really like the product.
Its designed to cover rod only , you need a reel mitt for the reel , its very important to protect your gear. They do sell a gear bag that holds both rod and reel but with the rod sock you can still store your rods on your rod rack.
I have some high mod graphite rods that tend to be a tad brittle at the tip, and it seems to me this thing, if you strech it from the tip to the reel it would put too much pressure on the rod and snap the tip off. Has this happend to anyone?, or does it have something to protect this?
If your rod is not over 7 feet 2 in you will be fine. Anything over that and yes it will bend the tip slightly and therefore, I wouldnt recommend using them. I personally throw 7 foot rods and they are perfect on those.
The amount of force it's going to exert will depend on how tight the stretchy band is. If you open it all the way up then it will fit loosely. The other thing is you can choose where to secure the loop. If you put it all the way around the reel/seat then it'll be tighter. But on longer rods, you can put it around the forward handle crank and keep it looser.
The rod sock will be fine on longer roads as long as you adjust the strap that hooks onto your reel. I have never broken a tip but on longer rods it would put some pressure on the tip.On my 7 foot rods I just do not use the strap.
Never snapped a tip but I do not like the bend it puts on the rods. It bends the tip if you tighten the strap to keep it on. But if I loosen it not to bend my rod the strap almost or does fall loose because the sock is so short. 7' bass rods. Not a quick on or off.