We discussed how to properly and effectively store or travel with your reels.
What about rods?
Well, the easiest way to preserve line guide integrity is by keeping each rod in a sleeve. When you grab a handful of your favorite rods, the banging and grinding can, and will damage guides, which in turn means frayed line and lost fish—not good.
For less than $10, you can get the right kind of Rod Sleeve that will keep one of your most important fishing components in fine working order for years.
This is one of those things that get overlooked more often than not. But, it's beyond worth it for me.
Think about it.
Keep your plastics in tip-tip shape as well!