I too use a chair bag for my ice fishing rods, but I happened to find a piece of PVC pipe that was the right length to fit inside. I lay my three rods beside each other, then grab all three shafts together and slide them in all at once. The draw string can be tightened around the reels and you are secured and protected. When it's time to use them you have to pull all three out together, so I made a holder in my permy to set two in, but that's a story for another day!
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing, or reading fishing forums.