Granted, if you bought anything quality, it came with a rod or reel case. Why get another one? There will be that one time you let Frank borrow it and it comes back un-cased without an apology. Or you can't decide whether to take the 7'6" 3wt or the 8' 4wt and you need a double rod tube to satisfy your indecision until you actually arrive at the stream. Or perhaps you're just OCD enough to want to color code your rods. Whatever the reason, if you need protection for your gear, we have it.