In this gear review, we will be taking a look at the Riffle Daily Travel Case from Sea Run Cases. This new case sits at a reasonable price point of $329.00, a lower price than the larger-sized models.
It’s an absolute breeze bringing this lightweight, durable case fishing and traveling from one spot to the next. In the airport, back of a truck, or on the boat, you name it. All while keeping fly rods, reels, camera batteries, flies, sunglasses, and more, safe.
At first glance, this case couldn’t be a better “on the go” fly fishing case. Whether it’s alongside for your local walk and wade river spot or for a quick weekend road trip, fitting in the back of your car.
Over the Norfork or Classic Sea Run Case, this case is cheaper in price and is much smaller in size. Although it still has a large enough compartment to fit up to 3-4 piece fly rods upwards of 11ft in length. The Riffle Case fits 2-3 fly reels with 2-3 smaller fly boxes when I put it to use.
After unlocking the stainless steel TSA Compliant combination locks, the interior of the case obtains many nice, new, clean features. Similar to the Norfork Case, the marine-grade closed-cell foam has replaced the hand-line Italian Canvas. Therefore it is a great fit when it comes to water. Also, the closed-cell foam is soft on my gear, allowing it to lay and absorb any potential pressure, protecting it plenty without the use of any extra neoprene cases.
Opposed to its twin, the Norfork Case, it has much shallower compartments. This case is the ideal “quick trip” with storage for your short-term fishing trip accessories. I enjoyed having the smaller compartments for only bringing a few things and not having to tow around a heavier, wider case.
All while knowing my fly rods, reels and other valuables were safe as could be. Even if I dropped my case off the end of the dock in Florida and a boat propellor ran it over…. Sea Run Cases provides a lifetime warranty. That being said, who knows if anything could get through a patented double-wall composite case.
In the past, I’d traveled in airports or on long road trips with the first Expedition Travel Case, it was wonderful for packing a lot of gear. Although the new Riffle case has been beyond simple in terms of only needing a handful of items for DIY fly fishing in Florida.
The Riffle Case has a bit less room than the larger Norfork Case, but it was perfect for scenarios like this one. Backyard run and gun. In my case, I had with me a 9 foot 8wt, and 10wt fly rod with two reels, 3 spools of fluorocarbon, sunglasses, some external battery packs, and a wallet.
The first target would be some dock light snook only a 60-second golf cart ride away. We walked out on the first dock to get rigged up. All Sea Run Cases have 3 TSA Compliant combination locks. The rustproof, stainless steel hinges close tight to keep the entire case very well sealed, closed-cell to be exact. Florida is very humid, it rained a bit that night too, so I was happy to know my gear would remind dry and no part of my case was absorbing any of that water. Especially when I had the case open, the foam to keep all of my gear well protected does not absorb any water. We unlocked the case with the 3-digit code and rigged up one rod for a few hours of fishing. Sadly, no fish were willing to play on the dock lights.
The next morning we set out for an inshore mission on a flats boat with our friend Jake Haselgrove. I threw the Riffle Case in the back of his truck on the way to the boat ramp. The smaller size of the Riffle Case fit well in the skiff without taking up too much space. We kept all of our flies, glasses, and a backup ten-weight fly rod and reel in there all day. Thankfully, we found some fish willing to play. One of Florida’s most popular game fish, the common snook.
For only $329.00, the all-new Riffle Daily Travel Case is a great case for fishing on the go. Even for a lightweight carry-on in the plane, for short trips with limited space. Having all gear in one location ensures you’ll never forget any important items when planning your next time. The bulletproof exterior and weatherproof interior of the case make it pivotal for any local fisherman or traveling angler, banging it up in any condition. It is always a great feeling knowing a product you purchase will last a long time too as it also keeps everything secure with the TSA locks.
Gear review by Joseph Evans.