Scute FAQ

What’s wrong with my homemade plumbing pipe ‘rod’ tube?

Sliding fishing rods in and out of an end opening case normally knocks the guides on other fishing rods. Guides and tips regularly break. This will really spoil your fishing trip.Loose fishing rods inside your rod tube can damage each other. Guides are brittle. If they get a knock they may crack. Tips can be broken off.

What length fishing rods fit in SCUTE?

Your fishing rod must be at least 30 mm / 1 inch shorter than the length of the SCUTE fishing rod case that you buy. For example a 2.2m SCUTE will hold a rod up to 2.17m or 85.4 inches.

How long is SCUTE?

SCUTE comes in 3 standard lengths, 1.8m, 2.0m and 2.2m. Custom length? No problem!

How many fishing rods can SCUTE take?

The original SCUTE (yes there are 2 versions) will hold up to 6 heavy class fishing rods. SCUTE NAKED will hold 9 rods when fishing across a range of weight classes from heavy boat rods through to light tackle. SCUTE NAKED has been snuggly loaded with 12 fishing rods in the ‘light tackle’ range.

How strong is SCUTE?

It’s a tough case. It has been dropped from over 2 metres / 6 feet on many occasions. It has been stored loose in the back of a utility and travelled thousands of kilometres. No fishing rods have been damaged to date. The SCUTE prototype is still going strong. Just a couple of scratches to go with the baggage stickers.

Can I take SCUTE on the plane?

Yes. SCUTE has been on and off domestic planes around Australia without any problems or handling delays.

Can I put SCUTE on my roof racks?

You bet. It looks pretty cool on your car or van. Use tie downs like you would for any other load.

I am overseas (outside of Australia), can I buy a SCUTE now?

We are shipping Australia wide. Get in touch if you are overseas and express your interest!

How long will SCUTE last?

SCUTE is made of a solid alloy outer shell (scute) and a combination of industrial strength components including nylon injection moulded parts, HD EVA lining and nylon and steel straps and buckles. It has been made to take a beating.

Why aluminium?

Aluminium Alloy is stable in marine environments. Its light compared to metal. Its strong compared to plastic. It just seemed like the right choice.

How heavy is SCUTE?

SCUTE 2.2m / 86.6 inch is around 6kg / 13lb unloaded. With a full set of fishing rods across a range of weight classes it’s normally between 7kg / 15lb and 8 kg / 17lb. SCUTE is best loaded with rods ‘top and tail’ it is well balanced making it very manageable as a piece of luggage walking on street or in an airport.

Can I use SCUTE to store my rods when not in use?

SCUTE was designed to be used to store your fishing rods as well as transporting them. SCUTES internal configuration is so functional that there is no need to buy other rod holders. SCUTE can be wall mounted and left in the open position so your rods are on display and ready for use. SCUTE will even stand up on its own (best to tie it off though). It hurts if it falls on you!

Is SCUTE waterproof?

No, SCUTE is not waterproof or dust proof. SCUTE was designed to breathe (a little). You don’t want moisture trapped in your fishing rod case. SCUTES ability to breath reduces the effects of deterioration as a result of moisture stored in the case.