Advice on travel rods?

Virginia Ed

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Hey all. Total noob here. I'm looking for advice on travel rods. I just acquired an Avet JX6.0 reel and now I'm on the hunt for a travel rod to pair it with. My buddy suggested Okuma Nomad rods but they're not available. Anyone have a suggestion?
 
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    Hey all. Total noob here. I'm looking for advice on travel rods. I just acquired an Avet JX6.0 reel and now I'm on the hunt for a travel rod to pair it with. My buddy suggested Okuma Nomad rods but they're not available. Anyone have a suggestion?
    Charkbait shows that it has Nomad rods in stock. I have one and it's OK.
     

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    Happy with my Nomad, but if in your shoes now, purely on specs alone...

    ...the JX 6.0 is rated up to 40 lb mono with 20 lb max drag,

    ...the Saltiga's rated max is 30-65 Braid (translation: 15-30 mono) so the Saltiga is a no-go,

    ...the Phenix RTX-C 700MH-3 is rated 20-50 mono, so 40 lb on the JX is in the mid-range.

    With the Okuma Nomad's unavailalble, the only other commercially available travel rod with 40 lb in the mid-range is the Tsunami TSTBC703H:


    This one is a bit more of a gamble since it's not sold in the U.S.:

    Here is another travel rod post (my reply is the 9th one down):

    YMMV.

    Good luck with what you decide.
     
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    Virginia Ed

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    Happy with my Nomad, but if in your shoes now, purely on specs alone...

    ...the JX 6.0 is rated up to 40 lb mono with 20 lb max drag,

    ...the Saltiga's rated max is 30-65 Braid (translation: 15-30 mono) so the Saltiga is a no-go,

    ...the Phenix RTX-C 700MH-3 is rated 20-50 mono, so 40 lb on the JX is in the mid-range.

    With the Okuma Nomad's unavailalble, the only other commercially available travel rod with 40 lb in the mid-range is the Tsunami TSTBC703H:


    This one is a bit more of a gamble since it's not sold in the U.S.:

    Here is another travel rod post (my reply is the 9th one down):

    YMMV.

    Good luck with what you decide.
    Thanks for the advice. I guess I've got some more research to do.
     
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    RTWPC

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    WFT Never Crack conventional and spinning rods are the easiest to pack, since they are multiple short pieces. Despite their low prices they have held up very well for me on big fish. Might not be available in US.
     
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    San Diego just rent rods at Landings, much better quality.

    Most of the Islands you can rent a rod through a shop or kayak rental place.

    I've looked at those Nomad's a few times and just can't justify the money for the quality but Phoenix is a pretty reputable company.
     
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    Black Hole has nice two piece that I have caught YFT and halibut on. 5’2” when attached. Great on a 4pax. Phenix Redeye worked well for me on rockfish and I plan to test on Calico bass soon.
     
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    Virginia Ed

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    San Diego just rent rods at Landings, much better quality.

    Most of the Islands you can rent a rod through a shop or kayak rental place.

    I've looked at those Nomad's a few times and just can't justify the money for the quality but Phoenix is a pretty reputable company.
    Thanks for the advice. Probably going to end up renting. Haven't had much time to shop since I've been flyfishing for browns on the S. Holston River this past week. What a fishery!
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Probably going to end up renting. Haven't had much time to shop since I've been flyfishing for browns on the S. Holston River this past week. What a fishery!
    Sounds like fun and gotta love variety as well.

    In the past little bit I've lake fished for trophy rainbows on the fly, hit the rivers with gear for salmon and used that salmon for sturgeon fishing....largest was 93.5" on some of my tuna gear but I'm most excited about San Diego next week.
     
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