Rod Carrier Buying Guide

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This Rod Carrier Buying Guide comes directly from our friends at YAKIMA.

FISH 101

Whatever rod you favor, whatever water you’re seeking, we’ve got a way to carry your gear safely and securely to the spot. Our fishing collection offers three types of carriers to reel in your rods: a fly-rod specific carrier, a cargo-box approach, and a clam-shell style.

Types of Fishing Mounts

Fly Rod Specific

Transport fully-strung fly rods and reels, separated and protected from each other, and the elements.


Cargo Box Style

Fully enclosed secure fishing rod box carries rods, reels and tackle boxes with protection from the elements.


Clam Shell Style

Carry strung rods and reels securely in padded locking jaws.


Tie One On: Fishing Rod Transport Comparison




  • Carry 4 fully strung fly rods and reels up to 10-ft. long
  • Protects rods and reels from the elements
  • Locking to securely store rods; also locks to vehicle
  • Rods are separated and reels protected by felt padding


  • Spey rods
  • Fighting butts
  • Mounted reels
  • Tied on flies




  • Carry eight fully rigged rods, up to 8-ft. long
  • Protects rods and reels from the elements
  • Locks gear inside and to the vehicle
  • Foam struts keep rods protected and in place
  • Year round carry options for winter sports


  • Rods
  • Reels
  • Lures
  • Low-profile tackle boxes / nets and other low-profile gear




  • Carry up to eight rods, up to 7-ft long
  • Fully padded arms secure rods
  • Locking


  • Any style rod
  • Snowboards
  • Skis