I try to offer as many options as possible. So one of the things I do is to offer different rod tubes. One way to keep the prices of my fly rods down is to offer an inexpensive option of rod tube. These are simply canvas covered PVC tubes with padded ends. They are not nearly as elegant as the metal rod tubes I also offer, but if you're only after functionality in a rod tube, than these are the way to go.
Well, I was never very happy with the appearance of the lesser priced rod tubes I offer & have always been looking for a way to improve them without increasing the cost, so that I could keep my prices the same. I think I've come up with a great improvement & something very similar to what you would buy from a fly shop or catalog made by a large company. I owe much of this progress to Dad, who makes all the accessories I offer. Every part of these tubes is made in the U.S.A. in my shop.
These tubes feature a thick-walled PVC tube, with a zipper closure, leather identification tag, & heavy foam padding that will protect your rod better than many on the market today. Of course, the color of the canvas can be customized to anything you want & will be a complimentary color to the rod & sock.
The price for these PVC rod tubes is around $20 to $25 depending on the length, plus shipping. Obviously, larger tubes for 4 pc rods will cost a little more.