To vent or not to vent -- that is the question

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To vent or not to vent -- that is the question

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My old Orvis rod tubes have a small vent hole in the middle of the crew on cap. The new rod tubes that I recently purchased do not have a vent hole. Which is better? Why or why not have a vent hole?

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Re: To vent or not to vent -- that is the question

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I know a fella in Joplin Missouri whose very nice rods would have been
ruined in a flood had it not been for sealed rod tubes. Home storage.

Both ways can make good sense for certain reasons.
Portable storage should be vented to breathe.
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Brian Shaffer wrote:
09/04/21 09:36
Both ways can make good sense for certain reasons.
Portable storage should be vented to breathe.
I’ve heard some people take the caps off when they are in storage.

Obviously if the rod or sock is damp it should be dried. But if both are dry I don’t see the reason for letting them breath. Especially in high humidity climates

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I always store with caps off

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