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A while back I put up an article explaining how I made my pvc fly rod tube for under $10.  It's here: Fly Rod Tube  This weekend I finally got around to finishing it.

 

Sometimes I hike back to places where having the rod built is nothing but nine feet of frustration.  At those places, I will throw my fly rod tube in the back of my vest until I get to the water.  At the water, I take out the rod and stash the tube in the bushes until I am ready to leave.  I might as well have left the tube in the middle of the trail, since it was impossible to hide being stark white... well, and be able to find it again.

 

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This is my solution.  A camo'd fly rod tube.  Took less than 10 minutes of actual work.

 

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This is what I started with (or ended with in the previous article Fly Rod Tube)

 

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The paint I used is pictured above.  The black and green don't really matter - any brand will do.  The secret sauce is the Rust-oleum textured, multi-colored paint that looks exactly like sand.  A closer picture of the can is later in this article.

 

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I started by very roughly spraying a base of green.  Let it dry... really.

 

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