Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
The cheapest are without question the Chinese ones you can buy on eBay. I tend to loose these sometimes on the river so I now avoid buying any additional “designer” ones. They come in all sizes, with multiple styles and companies represented, but for example I got the packaged deal of 6 large ones (shown below with a wide 4” Saracione, perfect fit) for $21 including shipping! The quality of the stitching is good and they do the job. No complaints at all here. Those are perfect for storing reels and have just the right amount of neoprene to pad them against bumps under most conditions, and I like this style because they easily fit and close over reels that are ON a rod.
I feel like the “best” ones functionally for on the river are the padded mesh ones from Simms - lets the reel dry out while still padding things well. I think the small/large ones go for $20/$30 each last time I looked.
Just some ideas.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick
Last edited by Botsari; 01-06-2020 at 10:52 PM.