Our Tips On How To Choose The Right Travel Rods

By Steve George

May 8, 2014Fishing

With so many travel rods available online, you might feel confused when it’s time to choose the right one. In order to help you choose the best rods, we have listed few things you need to consider before purchasing a certain model. If you want to be well prepared for your next fishing adventure, you need to choose a travel fishing rod that is easy to pack and carry. Here are few tips on how to choose the perfect travel fishing rod.

Travel Rods

Rod’s Length – Selecting long or short travel rod will have both advantages and disadvantages. The length of the travel fishing rod will depend on what you plan to fish. If you plan to catch species like trout, whiting, beam, golden perch or other small fish, then you need to go with medium travel rods. But if you are going for a larger fish like queenfish, kingfish, trevally, mackerel or others, then consider buying a heavy action travel fishing rod.

Multi-Piece Rods – You will find travel rods that can be split in two, three or four pieces due to portability. These travel fishing rod models are far more sensitive than the one-piece rods, since you have several pieces to look after. However, you will find them easier to carry. Instead of carrying large ones, you can simply include small rods in your carry out luggage, thus keep them safe. The multi-piece travel rods are better choice simply because you will need to replace only certain part if you brake or lose one. On the other hand, if you brake the one-piece travel fishing rod, then you’ll need to purchase a new one.

Fishing Rod Material – Another important thing you need to consider when selecting a travel fishing rod, is the material from which the rod is made. The material plays a big role in the durability and longevity of the rod. Usually, on the market there are graphite, fiberglass or composite rods. The graphite travel rods are lightweight, flexible and perfect for smaller fish, where as the fiberglass and the composite ones are more durable, less sensitive and ideal for heavier fishing.

Rod’s Power – When you look for a certain travel fishing rod model, consider its power. That is actually the weight that the rod can handle when catching small or big fish. If you are looking for low power travel fishing rod, be aware of the fact that you cannot handle big fish species. The high power travel rods on the other hand, are less sensitive and capable to handle bigger catch. Strong line and heavy lures are ideal for heavier fish, while light line and floaters are especially designed to handle light weight fish.