Plano® Airliner Telescoping Rod Case
You need to take a few steps to protect your rods in any case. wrap the rods with a cloth or something similar to protect the guides. if the the rods bang around inside the case then you have'nt put enough cushion. the clips that come with the case are ok, but if your flying ,get two TSA aproved locks instead. I use cable locks because they go thru the holes easier. The other thing I do is put a nut and bolt in one of the holes outside of the lock so that the case can't be closed down anymore than you want it to.
March 6, 2014
TSA and Delta won
Excellent rod capacity but it was broken in 1 trip to Canada.
October 12, 2012
preformed as expected
This was purchased for my husband, daughter and son-in-law to use to transport their fishing poles on their recent fishing trip to Canada. They were able to break down and transport 8 fishing poles and keep the length of the case below the "over-sized luggage" length so they only had to pay a $25 checked baggage fee. My husband is thrilled to have such a versatile rod case to transport his fishing poles. It can be used for fishing poles with or without their reels and either at its shortest length or let all the way out to its longest length. Very positive locking clips held up to transport AND airline abuse. Was purchased on sale for $50...well worth the cost! Very easy to use and highly recommended by my favorite fishing expert!
August 13, 2011
not so good case
My main reason for purchasing this rod case was the telescopic feature, it had good looks, and the brand is good. BUT, once I got it, I realized it was not that good or at least not what I expected (or wanted).
Pros: the sizes you can get. Nice looks.
Cons: the material does not seem that tough. The locks to open each section are a PAIN in the neck to handle, they are really hard to handle. There is no foam whatsoever inside to protect your rods, only a small piece of foam at the bottom of the case. It is not water-proof. Once it is fully extended, it's center of mass is not right and the top is heavier that the bottom, where the handle is. And so if you carry it, you have to put extra effort to keep the tip above the ground. And last but not least, once you have your rods inside and the locks in place, if you want to take a rod out, you must first take the upper section completely out and then you can take the rod out. I mean, a small window or door at the top would have been PERFECT. But no, you must take the entire upper section out to access the inside.
July 5, 2011