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Traveling with Spey Rods

Posted on August 19 2011

Packing Spey Rods
Pack 'em well. Photo: Cameron Miller

Tom Larimer just got back from hosting a week at BC West on the Dean River.  Since spey rods and travel were at the top of his mind, he put together some tips for us those two topics.

Thanks Tom.

Spey Rods and Bazuka Tubes

Traveling with two-handed rods and fishing gear from the “Lower 48” up to Alaska West or BC West takes a little planning. A great way to pack your rods is in Bazooka Tube. Available through Cabela’s, a Bazuka Tube is a plastic rod tube that can accommodate six of your longest spey rods. It’s lockable, giving you a little extra security as well. For added protection, throw a pair of your wading socks into the bottom and top to stop your rods from sliding around inside the tube.

Although the tube has a handle, a snowboard bag works great for packing your rod tube and all of your other fishing gear. Most snowboard bags are padded, making them perfect for travelling with fragile items like reels, fly boxes, etc. Although most bags have a handle for carrying, Dakine makes bags with rollers or backpack straps. Just make sure the bag you get is long enough to accommodate your Bazuka Tube.

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