Frequently Asked Questions - Fishing Rod Storage
What's wrong with my homemade plumbing pipe fishing rod tube?
A traditional ‘end opening’ fishing rod tube requires all rods to be loaded and un-loaded by sliding the rods in and out in a bundle. It is common for the bundle of rods to be too big, putting pressure on guides and tips, or too loose resulting in fishing rods moving around and knocking the guides and tips on other fishing rods. Guides and tips regularly break in both instances. This will really spoil your fishing trip.
What length fishing rods fit in a SCUTE?
We have included a complete sizing chart on our main web page to help you choose the correct SCUTE fishing rod case for your fishing rods. The rule of thumb is that your fishing rod should be at least 10 mm or 3/8 inch shorter than the length of the SCUTE fishing rod case that you buy. For example, a 2200 mm SCUTE will hold fishing rods up to 2190 mm or 85 7/32 inches.
What size SCUTE fishing rod cases can I buy?
We have included a complete sizing chart on our main web page to help you choose the correct SCUTE fishing rod case for your fishing rods. SCUTE comes in 5 standard lengths: 1800 mm, 2000 mm, 2200 mm, 2400 mm, 3000 mm. We also make custom fishing rod cases up to 3000 mm.
How many fishing rods can I put in my SCUTE fishing rod case?
The SCUTE fishing rod case has been designed to hold 6 fishing rods.
How strong is a SCUTE fishing rod case?
It’s a tough case. Field testing included hundreds of random drops from over 2 meters high with no fishing rod damage. It has been stored loose in the back of a utility and traveled thousands of kilometers. No fishing rods have been damaged to date. The SCUTE prototype is still going strong. Just a couple of scratches to go with the baggage stickers.
Can I take a SCUTE fishing rod case on a plane?
Yes. The SCUTE fishing rod case has been used extensively on both domestic and international flights. It meets all oversized luggage requirements.
Can I put a SCUTE fishing rod case on my roof racks?
Yes. The SCUTE fishing rod case is the only fishing rod case in the world that has been designed to integrate with existing roof rack systems. SCUTE designed and manufactures SCUTE fishing rod case ROOF RACK BRACKETS. SCUTE ROOF RACK BRACKETS integrate with roof rack systems allowing your SCUTE fishing rod case to be locked to your car, ute, boat, or van. SCUTE also sell proprietary ‘anti-tamper’ locks to keep your SCUTE safely locked to your vehicle. So now you have a Fishing Rod Carrier that works on your car, on the plane and the boat. This makes SCUTE the ultimate Fishing Rod Travel Case.
Do you ship overseas?
Yes SCUTE fishing rod cases can be shipped internationally. Send an email with your delivery address if you would like us to provide a shipping quote.
How long will a SCUTE fishing rod case last?
SCUTE fishing rod cases have an outer shell made of solid alloy and high-density rubber end caps. The Integrated fittings are ‘industrial strength’ including fiber reinforced molded parts, HD EVA support bracket inserts, alloy roof rack brackets and hardened steel locking pins. SCUTE has been made to take a beating. If you get a breakage, we sell replacement parts. So, your SCUTE will last a lifetime.
Why is SCUTE made of aluminium?
Aluminium Alloy is stable in marine environments. Its light compared to metal. Its strong compared to plastic. A Hard Fishing Rod Case is a safer way to store and travel with your fishing rods. ‘Soft’ storage solutions like a Fishing Rod Bag do not provide protection against heavy impacts for your fishing rods.
How much does a SCUTE fishing rod case weigh?
SCUTE 2200 mm / 86 21/32 inch is around 6kg / 13lb unloaded. With a full set of fishing rods across a range of weight classes it’s normally between 7kg / 15lb and 8 kg / 17lb. SCUTE is best loaded with rods ‘top and tail’ it is well balanced making it very manageable as a piece of luggage walking on the street or in an airport.
Can I use a SCUTE fishing rod case to store my fishing rods in when I am not traveling?
SCUTE was designed to be used to store your fishing rods all the time. SCUTE’S internal configuration is so functional that there is no need to take your fishing rods out of the case after traveling. SCUTE can be wall mounted and left in the open position so your rods are on display and ready for use. SCUTE will even stand up on its own (best to tie it off though).
Is a SCUTE fishing rod case waterproof?
No, SCUTE is not waterproof or dust proof. SCUTE was designed to breathe (a little). You don’t want moisture trapped in your fishing rod case. SCUTE'S ability to breathe reduces the effects of deterioration as a result of moisture stored in the case.