How do you carry your fishing rods for transport?
For local trips I usually carry mine in my van or boat, fully rigged. The rods are definitely at risk when carried rigged inside a vehicle, though, particularly since I don’t have a rack in the van. I just lie them in the back, over the back seat.
For airline travel a four piece fly rod stuffs into my suitcase. It’s hard (but not impossible!) to damage a rod inside a metal case.
If you want to carry a rigged rod ON your vehicle, one solution can be found at http://rodmounts.com/ I haven’t used their products so cannot recommend them, but they look like a good, safe solution to the problem of safely transporting fishing rods.
Let me know your favorite method. The best ones will receive a free copy of Flyrodding Florida Salt.