The Dan Blanton Rigged N’ Ready soft rod bag, made from heavy duty Cordura, is intended to provide the angler, particularly the traveler, with a bag that easily allows a fully rigged rod with fly to be inserted inside. The bag does not provide the protection of a hard tube or other hard carrier and was never intended to. It doe’s provide protection from sun, dirt, sand, and from tangling. Because the bag is highly visible, accidental breakage of your rod is less likely. The padded reel pouch protects reels from being scratched, dented or contaminated with dirt or sand. Once the angler forms the habit of always breaking down the rod at fishing’s end, returning the rigged rod to the bag, chances of damage to the outfit from handling, boat bouncing, or ceiling fans is markedly reduced.
Two or more rigged rods can be easily carried with one hand without fear of breakage, or tangling, particularly when walking through dense wooded areas. The D-ring allows the bag to be hung out of the way at day’s end, and the clear card or label holder makes it easy to identify what’s inside or who owns the bag. The bags also fits easily into most rod holders, or under gunnel braces, or they can just be stowed in a corner of the boat. If dropped overboard, the bag will float, even with a rod inside. When the rod is removed for action, the empty bag is easily stowed out of the way, something that is difficult or impossible to do with a hard rod tube. Guides and boat captains love them. Bush pilots love these bags because they make it so much easier to transport on daily fly-outs.
The bag will accommodate, two, three and four piece rods. Always make sure the tip section is pointed toward the reel and allow at least 6-inches of leader beyond the rod tip. Insert the broken down rod all the way into the bag, place fly in last and then adjust the excess rod sock to fit your rod’s length using the Velcro strip. The Dan Blanton Rigged `N Ready rod bag can be purchased from the San Jose Fly Shop, Western Sport Shop or directly from Dan Blanton www.danblanton.com/RiggedReadybags.html
“Once you discover the Dan Blanton Rigged N’ Ready Rod Bag, you’ll find you’ll be using it more than any other. They are a must for the traveling angler, folding flat and easily carried in your luggage. Even at home, I never take my regularly used outfits out of their bags, except for cleaning. My rods are always hanging, Rigged N’ Ready – which means I’m several steps ahead of those who are not, and that equates to no wasted time in-motion, which means more hook-ups…” Dan Blanton