Rods : ABU Overview

Including Garcia made in USA, Killwell made in  New Zealand, UK Milbro and Norwegian Asbojorn Horgard

Rods (after the steel models) always needed protecting from damage during  transport and ABU chose to do this with heavy plastic tube and later multi section cloth bags, some with pine stick inserts and even on model (The Gothia) with an internal to the bag, plastic tube.

BUT
Simply the best and by far most exclusive, expensive form of protection in the world of fishing tackle manufacturers,  was given for ABU s delicate, expensive Carnon Fibre,  Carbolite 67 flyrod  here. It was a spun, threaded aluminium heavy duty tube with internal cloth bag to protect the rod from scratches..