Selecting a Fly Rod Case
The handiest single rod case is one of canvas, partitioned, with a small, cylindrical, metal or wood tip case. For carrying two or more rods a leather rod case may be used. The cost varies with the size. One of ordinary size and of stiffened leather, costs about $4; of sole leather $12. They are heavy, unwieldy affairs, and, if possible, it is better not to use one. However, for shipping rods by express, and on very hard trips where several rods are carried (in this connection see the "tourist" fly-rod) they are indispensable.
If you keep the rod in a wooden form never tie the strings or buckle the straps too tightly, as this results in warping the joints. For the same reason never lean the rod either jointed or taken-down against anything.
Do not allow the rod to lie on the ground. Dampness, and fragility of rod when in contact with large, hobnailed wading boots are the reasons. Dampness will very quickly ruin the very best of fly-rods.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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