Product Review: The Original Rod Sox

A tangled mess won't be part of your day with The Original Rod Sox!

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Product type: Rod Cover
Manufacturer: Rod Sox
Reviewer: Conley/Fuchs – TheBassassins



How is it possible that rods get so tangled? For us fishing time is the most important time, so we try to eliminate unnecessary steps on the way as much as possible.

The night before all rods get rigged and neatly stored in the truck just to get to the boat launch and find a fine mess. While loading up the boat the hustle begins again, fiddling with tangled lines and 15 - Spinning - yellow rod tips quickly adds time to your tight schedule. Well knocking your Sox off is a lot more fun!  This open water season we covered all rods with the Rod Sox and what a difference it made, it only takes a few seconds at the end of each day to put them back on. Which results in easy storage and the next launch is a breeze.

(Rod Sox) Specifications

Type Rod Cover
Length Variety
Weight NA
Material Rubber/Mesh
Hooks NA
Colors Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/White
Origin USA
MSRP $7.99-$9.99 USD


The construction of the Rod Sox are great – the mesh is woven perfectly which allows you to store them quite easily by rolling them up when not is use.  One of the best features is also the very sturdy rubber band at the beginning which allows you to not only guide the sox on quickly but keeps them locked down below the largest ring – very smart!

Quality Ratings for (Rod Sox)

Finish (1-5) 5
Level of Detail (1-5) 5
Hardware (1-5) 5
Craftsmanship (1-5) 5
Total 20
Possible 10
Rating (10 being highest) 10


Lived up to all expectation when it comes to performance; quick and easy on and off, stores away easily and truly prevents your rods/lines from tangling.

Performance Ratings (Rod Sox)

Castability (1-5) NA
Ease of Use (1-5) 5
Quality of Action (1-5) NA
Position at Rest (1-5) NA
Durability (1-5) 5
Total 10
Possible 25
Rating (10 being highest) 10


As mentioned about the rubber ring at the bottom really did make a huge difference when inserting the rods in and holds the sox preventing them from sliding off. Another unique feature which we didn’t have the use for but I could see being great for those with the room. Each Rod Sox has a wall hanging attachment for easy, organized storage of your rods. Only thing we found was the range of sizes could be expanded a little — have a few rods that were in between and we found ourselves going with a shorter model, leaving the lures more exposed causing some hook snagging. Understandably though their size range does cover a large majority of rods on the market.

Feature /Design   Ratings (Rod Sox)

Consistency (1-5) 5
Weight (1-5) 5
Realism (1-5) NA
Range of sizes (1-3) 2
Total 12
Possible 13
Rating (10 being highest ) 9.5


As mentioned above these things are a breeze — taking the TIME at the end of the day is the only thing that is needed. Once you get into the habit of always using them it gets easier and easier.

(Rod Sox) Collective Final Rating

Construction/Quality 10
Performance 10
Price 10
Features 8
Design (Ergonomics) 9
Application 10
Total Score 9.5
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE


In conclusion it seems like such a simple thing to overlook but the Rod Sox have fixed a problem most of us just accepted.  Save yourself the hassle and damage created when storing/transporting your rods — get some Sox on them… you won’t go back.



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