Plano's Jumbo Airline Rod Case is the perfect for any avid angler with a fear of flying with their favorite rod. The Jumbo Airline Rod Case’s thick-wall design provides maximum protection against damage, while the integrated wheels make traveling with your rods worry and hassle-free. The Jumbo Airline Rod Case's large diameter provides more storage space and the innovative two-piece design extends 112'' to accommodate the largest rods. Closed size: 67" x 11.5" x 8.5". Extends to 112" when opened.
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishfulThinking Great case but not indestructible!
This is the best rod tube on the market! It is especially nice because it can accommodate my 1pc inshore rods that are longer than 7' (most rod tubes don't exceed 7' in length). But beware, not all airports can handle a rod tube over 7' in length. I traveled with my Jumbo Airliner to Costa Rica only to discover all my rods had been broken! And in the exact same spot! I filed a claim and was paid back for the damage but what an inconvenience! I think the rod tube may have gotten stuck somewhere along the conveyor belt but I really have no idea. Just be aware that ANYTHING can still happen to your rods....even with a durable case like the Jumbo Airliner. Needless to say, I will only fly with travel rods and 2pc rods now.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimT Plano rod case
The rod case is an excellent one. However I offer a special note regarding all long rod cases...when traveling by plane you are not charged by weight but instead by length. Rod cases similar to the Plano will cost you anywhere from $50 to $100 extra by the airline at check in. Be prepared to pay. I travel to the Mexican trophy lakes regularly and now they get (In my case) and extra $100 each way. This is a real bummer! Be sure to check with your carrier when purchasing your tickets.
January 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Volley913 Great Rod case but needs....
I was able to fit 12 rods into the Plano Rod case with ease. Poles ranged from 8' to 6'.5". The only shortcoming was the fact that there was not a clear method to securing the removable cap to the tub. Hence I drilled a hole into the case and use a cotter pin type rod to secure the cap. Otherwise, I felt the cap could easily disengage and who know what could happen to the rods in the case.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBassGuy Great way to transport rods!!!
I have had one for a couple of years and it has performed flawless for me! I take it to Canada and I have put 12 rods in this using the Bass Pro Velcro rod wraps without any problems and have never had any damage to my rods!!!
The trick is to wrap your rods and place the handles at opposite ends, protecting the tips of your rods( 6 rods wrap easily together using this method) and insert both sets of rods together in the tube and remove both sets together and you will not have any problems!
There is foam at either end of the tube and it seems to do its job!
It is well balanced and easy to carry and the wheels make it even better when need arises!!!
In the off season I use this to store my rods...keeps my rods safe and sound from anything falling on my rods to keeping any critters from chewing and tearing up my handles!!!
This was well worth the money!!
Thanks Plano and Bass Pro for another excellent product!!!
October 4, 2010
No it does not lock in place but there is a supplied pin that you use to lock it in place after you have adjusted the tube to the desired length that you need. I have mine set at a little over 7' and set it in place and I have never had any problems with it collapsing...the holes are 3" center to center and the plastic casing is very durable...so no worries for it breaking!! I have never had any problems with mine!