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Fly Rod Carrier Comparison: Big Sky Rod Box vs Thule

Big Sky Rod Box

The Big Sky Rod Box fly rod carrier system was created by fishermen in Southwest Montana who were tired of wasting time breaking down and setting up rods every time they went fishing. To maximize time spent on the water, the Big Sky Rod Box constructed out of durable 18 gauge welded steel was designed and created. Now, Big Sky offers three options of fly rod carriers in order to meet every angler's needs. These include the BSRB Original Fly Rod Carrier with the capacity to hold four fully-rigged 9.5ft rods, the BSRB Sculpin Fly Rod Carrier that is only 5.5 feet long and can hold four 10ft fly rods fully rigged but broken in half, as well as the BSRB Six Pack Fly Rod Carrier which can hold six fully-rigged 9.5ft rods.

Big Sky Rod Box Fly Rod Carriers

Thule

Founded in 1942 in Sweden, Thule has been creating top of the line accessories for vehicles with the adventurer in mind for ages. Thule now offers two models of fly rod carrier systems to transport fly rods safely and securely in order to make anglers' lives easier. Thule offers the Thule RodVault 2 that can hold two fully rigged fly rods and the Thule RodVault 4 which can hold four fully rigged fly rods. Thule is confident in the durability of their aircraft-grade anodized aluminum rod tubes and offer a limited lifetime warranty to prove it. Whether you only bring two rods or need a rod for any situation you may end up in on the water, Thule has you covered.

Thule Fly Rod Carriers

Choosing the Right Fly Rod Carrier

To help you become more familiar with the Big Sky Rod Box and Thule brands of fly rod carriers, we've put together a list of features below:

Big Sky Rod Box Product Features

  • ALUMINUM TREAD PLATE TO PROTECT FRONT OF BOX FROM DEBRIS
  • SLEEK DESIGN RESULTS IN LITTLE TO NO NOISE FROM WIND
  • AVAILABLE IN PASSENGER AND DRIVERS SIDE CONFIGURATIONS
  • 2-LAYER POWDER COAT FINISH FOR ADDED DURABILITY

Thule Product Features

  • HOLDS FLY RODS UP TO 10’
  • UNIVERSAL MOUNTING SYSTEM
  • POLYPROPYLENE LINED TUBES FOR ADDED ROD PROTECTION
  • ABILITY TO LOCK RACK TO VEHICLE TO PREVENT THEFT