Up for discussion: Does carrying a rod upside down harm the rod tip/lillan/micro swivel?
I have a Zimmerbuilt pack (Deaddrift pack). There are two rod pockets built to carry one rod each. Like many of the packs at Zimmerbuilt he indicates that the pockets will carry two rods with the rod handles in alternating directions (one upside down). I don’t usually carry more than two rods with me if I am fishing local. But if I am going somewhere new or taking a friend, I will bring more. Every time I insert a rod upside down in the pack I can’t help but wonder if I am doing any damage while hiking over what is usually uneven terrain. I haven’t noticed any issues after the few times I have carried rods in this way, but I wonder about long term affects with repeated use.
What do you think? Good or bad practice?