I stumbled onto what I think is great case for protecting my Tenkara rod while transporting.Our Wally world has a "No one would buy discount isle", I found a soft padded,zippered pool cue case with a small outside pocket for $2.00.
My collapsed Tenkara rod slides in with room for perhaps two more if I needed.I attached a shoulder strap to the carrying strap clips,now I can safely transport without the worry of damaging the rod,hope this helps!