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What are some good travel rods?
« on: July 05, 2015, 10:59:18 AM »
Hello,

I need some help find a good reliable: Travel / Pack / Telescopic Rod

What I'm looking for is:
Minimum length 6'6" to Maximum length 8'
Must  break down to at least 3 but no more than 6 pieces
Rod or Rod Reel Combo
Spinning or Casting Rod
I prefer them to be under $80

Has anyone tried the ones offered by:

Daiwa
Shakespeare
Quantum
Zebco
Eagle Claw
Mitchell
Berkley

If so how'd they handle?  Any major problems?
Which are good for Trout, Crappie, Bass, Catfish, etc?

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 10:41:36 AM »
Sorry, but all of my rods are 1 piece, with the exception of one 2 piece rod that I've had for over 20 years. That one's a Bass Pro Shops Spiral Graphite spinning rod, which is no longer made.

Wish I could offer you more help, but maybe someone else can.

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 10:58:49 AM »
I would stick with the name brands!  Daiwa, Quantum and Mitchell, some of the Shakespeare stuff isn't to bad for a cheap setup.

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 11:38:56 AM »
I would stick with the name brands!  Daiwa, Quantum and Mitchell, some of the Shakespeare stuff isn't to bad for a cheap setup.

Any specific models to checkout or avoid?    Should I go with a combo or just a rod?

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 02:31:38 PM »
When it comes to travel rods your options are limited, just check reviews and get what fits your needs. Okuma makes some good stuff also.

http://www.amazon.com/Okuma-VS-605-20-Voyager-Spinning-Travel/dp/B000MQTJW2/ref=sr_1_6?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1436207358&sr=1-6

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 03:48:30 PM »
When it comes to travel rods your options are limited, just check reviews and get what fits your needs. Okuma makes some good stuff also.

 ???  That's one brand I'm not familiar with.     Where would that be on the cost scale?    $ cheap junk, $$ decent quality, $$$ worth the extra cost, $$$$ It better come with extras.

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Re: What are some good travel rods?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 05:29:15 PM »
I done some (a lot) searching.    What are the thoughts on these rods & combos?   **Some may repeat**

Daiwa Saltiga G Travel 3-Piece Casting Rods
$219.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=32180326

Shakespeare Travel Mate Telescopic Spinning Combo Kits
$29.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30192066

Daiwa Presso Travel 4-Piece Spinning Rods
$84.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=32180256

Shakespeare Travel Mate Telescopic Spinning Rods
$14.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30191986

Daiwa Saltiga G Travel 3-Piece Spinning Rods
$219.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=32180316

Shakespeare Travel Mate 6 Piece Spinning Pack Rod
$14.99
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30191996

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Daiwa Spinmatic-C Ultralight Travel Pack Rod
http://www.basspro.com/Daiwa-SpinmaticC-Ultralight-Travel-Pack-Rod/product/12082905322469/

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Shakespeare? Travel Mate Spinning Combo
http://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/shakespeare-combos-spinning-combos/1285803.html

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Shakespeare Travel Mate Telescopic Ultralight Rod Kit
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Shakespeare-Travel-Mate-56-Telescopic-Ultralight-Rod-Kit&i=435640

Quantum Telecast Casting Rod, 6', Medium
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Quantum-Telecast-Casting-Rod-6-Medium&i=766039

Quantum Telecast Spinning Rod, 6'6", Medium
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Quantum-Telecast-Spinning-Rod-66-Medium&i=763584

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Zebco? Rhino ZR 33/Telescopic Spincast Combo
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Rod-Reel-Combos/Spincast-Combos|/pc/104793480/c/104762880/sc/104595480/Zebco174-Rhino-ZR-33Telescopic-Spincast-Combo/1746460.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspincast-combos%2F_%2FN-1100312%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104595480

Shakespeare? Travel Combo
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Rod-Reel-Combos/Spincast-Combos|/pc/104793480/c/104762880/sc/104595480/Shakespearereg-Travel-Combo/1342324.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspincast-combos%2F_%2FN-1100312%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104595480

Shakespeare? Travel Combo
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Rod-Reel-Combos/Spinning-Combos|/pc/104793480/c/104762880/sc/105791580/Shakespearereg-Travel-Combo/1342324.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspinning-combos%2F_%2FN-1102843%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_105791580%3FWTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_stype%3DGNP%26recordsPerPage%3D81%26WTz_srn%3DSeeAllItems

Eagle Claw Trailmaster Spinning Pack Rods
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fishing-Rods/Spinning-Rods|/pc/104793480/c/104764680/sc/104836680/Eagle-Claw-Trailmaster-Spinning-Pack-Rods/704794.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspinning-rods%2F_%2FN-1102841%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104836680%3FrecordsPerPage%3D108

Shakespeare? Pack Rod
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fishing-Rods/Spinning-Rods|/pc/104793480/c/104764680/sc/104836680/Shakespearereg-Pack-Rod/1342358.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspinning-rods%2F_%2FN-1102841%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104836680%3FrecordsPerPage%3D108

Copper River Spin/Fly Rod
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fishing-Rods/Spinning-Rods|/pc/104793480/c/104764680/sc/104836680/Copper-River-SpinFly-Rod/1862590.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fspinning-rods%2F_%2FN-1102841%2FNo-108%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104836680%3FWTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_stype%3DGNP%26recordsPerPage%3D108

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WALMART:

Gone Fishing Telescopic Rod Set with Tackle Box
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gone-Fishing-Telescopic-Rod-Set-with-Tackle-Box/42396715

Shakespeare 6'6" Travel Mate Pack Rod, 6-Piece
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-6-6-Travel-Mate-Pack-Rod-6-Piece/21092416

Shakespeare Travel Mate Telescopic Spinning Rod
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-Travel-Mate-Telescopic-Spinning-Rod/21054895

South Bend Raven Spinning Travel Pack Combo
http://www.walmart.com/ip/South-Bend-Raven-Spinning-Travel-Pack-Combo/34773736#about

Shakespeare 7' Travel Mate Pack Fly/Spin Rod, 5-Piece
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-7-Travel-Mate-Pack-Fly-Spin-Rod-5-Piece/21092415

Shakespeare Travel Mate Telescopic Rod Kit With Spinning Reels
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-Travel-Mate-Telescopic-Rod-Kit-With-Spinning-Reels/21080901

Eagle Claw Pack Rod Spin, 6' 6", Medium, 4-Piece
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Eagle-Claw-Pack-Rod-Spin-6-6-Medium-4-Piece/22177847

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Travel / Pack / Telescopic Rod

Minimum length 6'6" to Maximum length 8'

Must  break down to at least 3 but no more than 6 pieces

Rod or Rod Reel Combo

Spinning or Casting Rod


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Catch Surfcasting Telescopic
http://www.mitchell-fishing.co.uk/catalogue/rods,778/catch-surfcasting,7970.html

Catch Spinning Telescopic
http://www.mitchell-fishing.co.uk/catalogue/rods,778/catch-spinning-telescopic,7965.html

GT PRO Tele Spinning
http://www.mitchell-fishing.co.uk/catalogue/combos,796/gt-pro-tele-spinning,8572.html

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SELLUS SPINNING TRAVEL
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/products/fishing-rods/spinning/sellus-spinning-travel.html

CONVERGENCE SPINNING BASS TRAVEL
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/products/fishing-rods/spinning/convergence-spinning-bass-travel.html

CONVERGENCE CASTING BASS TRAVEL
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/products/fishing-rods/spinning/convergence-casting-bass-travel.html

CONVERGENCE SPINNING TROUT TRAVEL
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/products/fishing-rods/spinning/convergence-spinning-trout-travel.html

COMPRE TRAVEL
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/products/fishing-rods/spinning/compre-travel.html
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Berkley? Lightning Rod? Casting
http://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley-rods-casting-rods-berkley-lightning-rod/1365017.html

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Trailmaster
http://www.eagleclaw.com/product/rods/product-line/Trailmaster

Packit
http://www.eagleclaw.com/product/rods/product-line/Packit

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Ardito-TR
http://www.daiwa.com/rod/detail.aspx?id=751

SALTIGA? G
Boat Travel Rods
http://www.daiwa.com/rod/detail.aspx?id=691

Presso Ultralight Spinning Rods
http://www.daiwa.com/rod/detail.aspx?id=650

Spinmatic?-C Ultralight - Pack Rods
http://www.daiwa.com/rod/detail.aspx?id=257&parentid=255

Daiwa Executive Travel Packs
http://www.daiwa.com/travelkit/pop_etp.aspx
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