took the advice of everybody here and got them 8 in tube form from Home Depot in the concrete masonry section. Works like a charm. I wis canh the pockets for the reels were a little bit wider. I took pictures of my kids rods. I think this will work for them and for 20 bucks it is absolutely fine. Obviously this is built for adult rods. But to not have to carry a bunch of different rods and get them all tangled this is perfect.
There is nothing to dislike about this even down to customizing the inside like you want it. I used the 8 inch tube like everyone suggested but I think a 10” would be perfect. I used the lid from a potato chip can for the bottom and gorilla glued it to the bottom of the tube and then applied gorilla glue for extra support. Feels light to carry, even with every hole occupied. I am very happy with this purchase. I just can’t figure out what I want to put at the bottom of the tube. I’m opened to any suggestions. Thanks.