This extra rod will allow you to store more spools and separate them by type. Comes with rod and clips only. If you plan on buying extra rods I suggest doing it on your initial purchase as the shipping cost is more than the product cost if purchased separately. Shipping long items cost more. The container is shown so you can run out to Target and pick one up for around $8.00. It's a great way to store and travel with all your line organized.