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Travel Rods?

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by diesel, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    I flew into Adelaide early in the week and it struck me that it was the first time I had ever been in South Oz without a fishing rod or any fishing gear at all. For a few years now I had been thinking about buying a travel spinning rod, probably in the 2-4kg or 3-5kg range, but that's as far as it ever got - thinking about it.

    Anybody use them and what do you think of them?
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  2. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2016
    Hi Jeff, I have 2 telescopic cheapies, 1 I have had for well over 30 years caught some big carp on it never had any problems.
    The 4 piece travel rod I had not a cheapie, split where you insert the other section after 4 outings
    BCF had Daiwa telescopic rods on special not long ago.
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  3. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Most of my newer fly rods are all 4pce, no problems at all. they fit in a suit case no problems.
    cheers Pete
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  4. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    Thanks for the feedback Kev & Pete.

    I'm not looking for anything too flash and maybe the telescopic type would be the go. I'll check out BCF.
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  5. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    O just got a travel combo from anaconda for about $70
    Shakespeare wild series 3 piece - the reviews were average but it was cheap and felt good in my hands.
    It has not missed a beat so far
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    Thanks Jed, Anaconda seem to have a good range of travel rods, some of their prices are a bit higher than other places, but still cheaper than BCF on brands like Shimano & Shakespeare and I see that they carry Ugly Stik also, which I do like due to their toughness & durability.
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