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Walleye Rueben

Rod Tube ideas for Boat Rod Storage Locker

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I would like to build a fishing rod storage locker into the bow/floor of my 1999 Lund Tyee. I would like to find the storage tubes that they put in more current models, or something that will work in their place.

I have thought of PVC, but would prefer something that is tapered...I don't need 2 1/2 to 3 inches of tube for the tip end of the rod. As I get towards the bow of the boat, the space that I have to work with gets smaller and smaller.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Can you sew or know someone who does? I made some rod sleeves for my boat out of heavy nylon cordura with a vinyl backer. The vinyl lining helps prevent hooks from sticking the fabric and they keep the rods from tangling together in the rod locker. They work great and the best thing is that I made 6 of them for about $8.00. I got the fabric at Wal - mart and made them 60" (the fabric width) long, and tapered from 3" at the end to 6" near the reel.

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if you use the PVC start with the 2 1/2 then buy the reducer [one end is 2 1/2 the other is 2] to go to 2 and so forth. by the time you get to the end, should be able to bring it down to 1 or so

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You can purchase a rod tub kit from a Lund dealer. We used to install them in the side compartment of Explorers/Anglers that didn't come with them from the factory. They come with the tubes and a plate to hold them in place.

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