Our heavy-duty large cases offer maximum protection for a variety of rods. Made of high-impact, lightweight styrene with a ventilated, lockable, hinged cap to prevent loss. 4-1/2" diameter. Sizes: 44", 56", 74", 86".
I use this case to store and transport my rods by car to and from the lake. I am very satisfied with the case. It is study and while I am not abusing the case it does look like it could take some mild abuse. The case does serve my purpose.
I have used the same 74" length tube to store three two-piece rods of different lengths -- 11' surf, 9'6" surf-jetty, and a 8'6" steelhead staggered appropriately. If they were all 11' lengths with the stripper guide in the same location only two would fit if staggered correctly. I have used it to store and auto transport (no air travel) on trips for the past 10 years. Within three months the rivets that fastened the handle broke--just like others have experienced. Repaired it using better rivets to fasten and the handle is still in place. After about four or five years the tube began to bow/bend noticeably near the center. Although there is a very noticeable bow/bend, I can still manage to get the same three rods in. However, if the tube remained straight, it would be much easier to get the same rods in. Getting them out has never been a problem.