I made the "mistake" of showing my beloved the google search for "rod carriers" and she liked this one. By coincindence, this topic comes up often on the Pier & Surf forums about travel cases for fishing rods. This is my next project when I get a Round Tuit. What started the discussion is that sometimes she takes a friend or two with her fishing and the passenger always has the rod tips next to their ear. (yeah, that's just not right).
See post #8 here.