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"The Rod Glove" Review

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"The Rod Glove" Review

I have struggled lately transporting my rod arsenal, either in cars stuffed full of paddling gear or vacationing with the wife, dog and all accoutrements. My car has vertical cradles and a set of Yakima rails, so it is always chosen as the primary carry vehicle for big floats. Cramming in gear, rods, tackle, paddles, seats, and accessories for two invariably leaves my rods at the bottom of the pile and at the mercy of Murphy's Law.

*The opinions expressed in this user-submitted review are those of the reviewer, and do not necessarily reflect the view of YakAngler.com.

A snapped tip or missing guide on your go-to rod can really put a damper on the excitement of an early morning launch. VRX Fishing Products “The Rod Glove” is a plastic, mesh-weave sock that slides over your rod to protect the blank and guides. The primary purpose of The Rod Glove is to prevent the tip and guide damage that leads to lost inserts and out-of-commission rods. Aside from damage protection, The Rod Glove makes stowing away and retrieving your rods easier. If you have ever tried to snake one rod out of a pile, you will know that guides hang on each other, bang around, and tangle.

My Rod Gloves held up well over the last season, keeping my rods separated and protected through family trips and long distance floats. The only negative aspect I could find for them is that small guides sometimes slipped through the mesh weave and are susceptible, but this was a rarity. Coolers, tackle boxes, fish finder batteries, and other large items have landed on or roll across my “Gloved”rods with zero signs of guide or tip damage. Considering guide insert replacement costs between $10 and $15 each, and the replacement fee for a broken rod is at least $50 plus shipping, at $5.99 The Rod Glove is quite the bargain.

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Bottom line, if you choose to invest in high quality rods, then protecting them with an inexpensive cover is a no brainer. For organization and tackle storage it benefits low budget rods as well. For more information or to purchase, check out the VRX Fishing website.

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Rod Gloves

I have many of the rod gloves and have noticed in a package that I received for Christmas that they are continually improving on areas that I found to be a problem.

I have received Rod Gloves of the same color that have different size openings on spinning sizes that won't open enough to get around the 1st eyelet on the spinning rod.

You need to make sure that the you have a hook cover if you are leaving your rod rigged.

You have to be careful not to poke your rod through the top of the Rod Glove. I have done this on 2 of my RGs.

The concept is very good and I use these mainly when traveling. They have done exactly what they are intended to do, protect your equipment. Though I only gave it a rating of 3, I see more and more people purchasing these and if the company that manuafactures them keeps improving on the weak areas they will be the main supplier of this type of rod cover.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Offshore
Used:
30+ times

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easy to use, concept, price
Cons:
quality,
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Rod Glove

I'll keep this short and sweet. You have got to have these. No more tangled rods, keeps your guides in good condition. For the money one of the best investments you can make to protect your rods.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Price, Ease of Use, Quality
Cons:
None
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