Airline approved! Have no fear about traveling with your rods—-these rugged Plano® Airliner Telescoping Rod tubes are "baggage handler proof!" Unique 3-tier design extends out to 88" to hold your 7' rods with ease and retracts down to 47" for convenient storage. 4-1/2'' diameter. Top-loading and lockable, each case will hold up to 8 rods.
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
Loved this case. Solid and sturdy. Survives airplane handling easy. The only thing I would improve are the adjustment pins. The Airport security didn't put the pins back in the right slots and could have crushed my rods had the extension been pushed together. Other than that, great case!
May 10, 2011
This is the best rod carrier I have ever owned. Sturdy yet lightweight. It adjust for most all length of
rods. It works great on my trips into the bush in
canada when weight can be a real issue.
April 29, 2011
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