If you’ve ever been stranded in a tropical airport after a canceled flight, you know the frustration of having your fly rod at your side but your tackle bag checked and in the hands of hostile airport personnel. This, inevitably, is when you’ll see the schooling bonefish in the lagoon just down the dirt path from the small airport.
With Filson’s new line of travel cases, you’ll never be caught empty-handed again. Made of 100-percent cotton “rugged twill,” Filson travel cases do the double duty of protecting rod tubes while two external pockets hold extra spools, reels and other gear.
The solid brass zipper and hardware is rust- and corrosion-resistant, and the extra-large teeth allow quick access. The case’s carrying strap is made of thick “bridle” leather and will last for years. The rugged twill fabric is a two-ply by two-ply weave, which gives it a durable and long-lasting future. The fabric is finished with a coating of paraffin wax to keep tubes safe from the elements.
Filson’s travel cases are available in three sizes: 31 inches — five tubes for four-piece rods, 41 inches — five tubes for three-piece rods, 60 inches — six tubes for two-piece rods.
The cases retail from $168 to $189.
For more information, contact C.C. Filson Co., PO Box 34020, Seattle, WA 98124; 206-624-4437.