I'm very sorry to hear about your rod, but I stand and applaud your valiant efforts to save the local community from the terrors of that viscious monster! My hats off to you sir.
yupSeriously, here is my process for ensuring I never leave a rod vulnerable to a car door, being stepped upon, or any number of other parking lot hazards:
When starting out, get 100% of everything else ready and on your body first. Then get your reel out. Then get your rod out and assemble it, putting the reel on very last before you close your doors and walk to the water.
Do the reverse at the end of your day. First thing to do when you return to your car is to take your reel off and put it down. Open your car door or hatch. Dissamble your rod and put it away. Then take everything else off.
That way your rod spends the least possible amount of time leaning against your car, or a shrub, or on the ground just waiting to be crushed.
Not sure if they would be strong enough for a shotgun. They are "earthmagnets" and they are pretty strong tho. My son has a shotgun around here somewhere, so I might give it try. Thanks.Dry Fly,
Those look like they would be good but this time I had the rod folded, in its sock, and in my hand when I closed the, I mean when the monster flopped and the door shut on it.
Are they strong enough to hold a shotgun in place like they would a rod?