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01-14-2007 05:14 PM
JDJones
The thin stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by juro
I'm no plumber but I noticed some PVC is light and thin yet durable while other stuff weighs a ton.

Is the thin PVC found in my local hardware store or is it from an application where the general public doesn't get to buy it without special ordering?
The thin, but strong stuff, could be coretex (sp) or something like that. It is drain pipe, usually 4" diameter, white on the outside, black on the inside, bell mouthed at one end. All the fittings are available as well as solvent, usually at your local building supply house. This stuff will make a rod case capable of holding three or four rods.
08-14-2006 06:26 AM
Gregory DeFoe
PVC rod tubes

There are several types of PVC tubing/pipe. It is designated by a schedule #, (i.e. sched 20, sched 40, etc.,.). The higher the # the thicker the pipe wall and heavier the pipe. The O.D of all is the same thus the ID of the pipe decreases as the schedule # increase. I believe most rod tube are made of Schedule 20 material.Usually it is the heavier stuff (sched 80) that is not readily available except at plumbing supply house.
08-04-2006 05:37 AM
juro I'm no plumber but I noticed some PVC is light and thin yet durable while other stuff weighs a ton.

Is the thin PVC found in my local hardware store or is it from an application where the general public doesn't get to buy it without special ordering?
08-04-2006 05:34 AM
chromedome
Quote:
Originally Posted by worstcaster
I got an idea from a magazine to use PVC pipe and cap it at both ends for a cheap homemade rod case. The case is very durable. Today I was trying to get to an area on the Pepacton Resevior that looked like I could flu cast from shore. Since I had not been down to that section before, I took the wrong way in. I had to climb along side of a very steep bank and at a few points actually have to use the fly case as a walking stick. I reached a point where I had to climb verifaclly for a few feet, so I tossed the case to the top so I could use both hands. The heard the case rolling followed by a splash. Lucky for me one of the other advantages of the PVC rod case is that it floats!
I've been using them for years. They work great including on two russian trips. Of course the airlines again managed to lose the case on return from my recent trip to Russia. This is the third time the airlines have lost my rods on a fly away fishing vacation and last I heard they want to send them from JFK back to Sweden - unbelievable. Couple that with all the other hassles they've put me through over the years and it sometimes makes me wonder if these trips are worth it. Airline hassle could be a thread in itself.
06-15-2006 06:32 PM
corkie
fly talk link...

Fly Talk...

near the bottom on the right first section


http://www.theworriedshrimp.com//theworriedshrimp.html


corkie
06-15-2006 06:40 AM
juro
Quote:
Originally Posted by corkie
straight forward construction and hell for stout.

http://www.theworriedshrimp.com/2005...-rod-case.html

corkie
Hey Corkie -

I noticed you don't have a link to us on your site. Yet you now have two from ours to yours... how about it?


rjbadfish -

Excellent tip on drilling the holes for pressurization!
06-15-2006 06:25 AM
rjbadfish The PVC works slick, however I found one other adjustment that is important if you fly. Drill one or two holes in the side so that it maintains similar air pressure. I found this out the hard way after spending an hour trying to spin off the cap after a flight to the Keys
06-14-2006 08:34 PM
corkie
abs tube...

straight forward construction and hell for stout.

http://www.theworriedshrimp.com/2005...-rod-case.html

corkie
05-08-2006 09:49 PM
lenny There's even a glue on fitting with a threaded "clean out" cap, which is sealed watertight by an o-ring. I use cases made with these to store fragile tools in but they also make a handy dandy "yard safe".
05-06-2006 09:46 PM
teflon_jones A lot of the commercially sold rod tubes are nothing more than PVC pipe covered in cordura. PVC is strong, easy to work with, waterproof, and cheap!
05-06-2006 07:26 PM
worstcaster
PVC Rod Case

I got an idea from a magazine to use PVC pipe and cap it at both ends for a cheap homemade rod case. The case is very durable. Today I was trying to get to an area on the Pepacton Resevior that looked like I could flu cast from shore. Since I had not been down to that section before, I took the wrong way in. I had to climb along side of a very steep bank and at a few points actually have to use the fly case as a walking stick. I reached a point where I had to climb verifaclly for a few feet, so I tossed the case to the top so I could use both hands. The heard the case rolling followed by a splash. Lucky for me one of the other advantages of the PVC rod case is that it floats!

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