Breaking down rods

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  1. nowicki2005

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    How do you guys break down three or four piece rods with everything still rigged up?

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    On my 3 piece, I disconnect the top piece first, flip the top section 180 degrees. Holding the top section against the middle I separate it from the bottom section and flip the ends 180 degrees.

    For my 4 piece rod, when moving from hole to hole i just break it down in the middle and carry it as a 2 piece.
     
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    I was wondering the same as I just got a 3 piece rod. I imagined doing what eggfly said and I went and bought some small gearties to help keep them secure. Just spooled the Friday, but river conditions kept me home this weekend, so I’ll rig it up soon and see how that works.
     
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    Thanks! I have a 4 piece and the two sections makes sense. I'm going to see if I can do it with 4.

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    What eggfly said, and get some rod huggers.
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    Or build your own....
     
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    One thing to remember is that with a 3 pc. rod you need to keep the distance from hook to float less than the length of the tip section of the rod, or remove the float, otherwise you end up with a mess.
     
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    and don't forget to engage the clicker
     
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    i use the 180 degree method for a 4 piece. i use velcro to hold it all together, never saw those rod huggers, but they look great. and yeah, don't forget to engage the clicker.
     
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    Those rod huggers and whatever Colville sells, not for me. Black elastic hair bands are perfect and don’t look like friggen booby tassels. SMH...
     
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    I also use a form of hair bands/pony tail bands with some kind of plastic or bead on the end, Buy them at most dollar stores for a buck for package of 2-4 of them..
     
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    I build my own rods and stick to 2 piece rods. I agree 3 piece are difficult to deal with breaking down. Especially when fishing Big Rivers with long shot line and double bead. If a 14' or longer rod is your choice. 3 piece it is,and the suggestions above are excellent . And the 4 piece treat as a 2 till you want to put it away for a while..
     
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    I haven't owned a 3-piece in a few years, but I didn't have a problem breaking down and transporting the ones I owned. I always stuck my jig or hook on one of the butt section guide frames, pulled the midsection ferrule apart and pulled it straight back flush with the butt, uncouple the tip section ferrule and pulled it straight back flush with the butt. Then a gobbed it all together with a couple hair ties. Re-assemble it in reverse order and everything goes right back where it was with no tangles.
     
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    Couldn’t agree more. I have zero issue with three piece rods. I certainly prefer two piece since it’s easier, but if the right rod for my need is a 3’er, I wouldn’t think twice.

    The only bummer I can come up with is you now have one open ferrule at the butt of the rod, so you have to be a little more diligent about where you set your rod, butt-down. That’s it for the real bummer of 3pc., in my book. They aren’t hard to break down with line through them! Tandem rigs mentioned above... yeah, I’m not a fan... problem solved.

    Truth be told, I really enjoy 13’-6” 3pc. rods for the increase in blank speed over a 13’ 2pc. For walking-in on the Big Manistee, there is no better rod than a 15’ 3pc., IMO.

    I was begging for a 13’-6” 6-12lb 3pc. Closer blank from Lamiglas, instead of the 13’ 6-10lb blank, when the 12’ 6-12’s were first introduced and the 13’ 6-10lb wasn’t even announced yet.
     
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