I know that I was the first forum member to offer-up a solution, but all I did was google it.... I've been thinking about this one (I know, that's dangerous....).
Anyway, given the cost of decent fishing rod, even a good fiberglass rod will cost $50+, and if we start to talk about graphite fly rods, we easily can reach 10x that (I just paid $225+/- for a 9' graphite 5wt fly rod), there is no way that I'd transport them outside of a protective case. Too many chances of something catching on one while carrying things in or out, something coming loose with a good bump, or just Mr. Murphy's Law taking over.....
Only two of my many rods have any warranty, and only one of them is a no-questions-asked warranty. For the 5 or 6 minutes that it takes to put the rod together and thread the line through the guides, I'll very much limit the possibility off breakage.
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