Some do. I have two 5 piece 11ft Daiwa surf rods and lots of 4 piece 9ft fly rods. Spigot ferrules work great. All fit in a standard suitcase. Beats the hell out of flying with the long rod Tube especially if you have a connecting flight. Especially if that fight has to go through Atlanta where your rod tube will get lost for sure.And why do none of the travel rods that are available fit in a checked bag?
The Fathoms aren't Graphite, they are cast aluminum. I think you are thinking of the Squalls?It’d be nice to have a option between the bulky torque star drags and the cheap fathoms star drags. Something that isn’t to robust but also isn’t a graphite framed reel. Like a trinidads worst nightmare especially if there was a size slightly wider and taller than the 25n but not close to the 30s width or 40s height.
The Fathoms aren't Graphite, they are cast aluminum. I think you are thinking of the Squalls?
Speaking of slow pitch, how about a Penn Fathom with stainless steel gears and a thumb bar in a size that will hold 400 yds. of 30 lb. braid or more? This reel would need to be about 18 oz. or less, preferably lighter. It would need to sell for less than $300 and could become a low price leader for the slow pitch technique. While I'm wishing for cool stuff, how about a "Thumb Bar Series" of reels in both star drag and lever drag in the Fathom and Torque series. A 30 or even a 40 size Fathom and/or Torque with a thumb bar and magnetic cast control for those who use monofilament that will hold 300 yds. or more of 30 and/or 40 lb. test. Have both high speed and lower speed models and even a two speed lever drag. These reels could be made off the same specs you already have for Fathom and Torque reels This seems like it would be a great surf fishing reel for fishing for big fish such as big red drum in the Outer Banks, etc. It also seems like it would be a useful reel for long range fishing.Here’s my take Steve that I shared last month when a fella BD’rs ask for what New for coming FHS & ICAST;
*Easy Access Features for Penn FATHOM Lever Drag Reels (like the one on Fathom II Star Drag)
* Penn FATHOM 15XNLD2 size....for SPJ & LFJ needs.
Bet. I fish 80lb on 113HNs at times as a heavy duty dropper or yo-yo set up... I’ll take it over a 40NLD2 any day of the week for that purpose. Even chucking jigs for that matter. 113HNs are probably the tankiest reel ever made.
I think it auto corrected to 40N... yeah it does on my phone just messing with that. 113HNs are just a mean fking reel. In terms of beefiness they are in surpassed... I don’t think a 40N star drag could even come close to the durability and longevity of the 113HNs.I agree have two of them, my favorite yoyo reel.
I'm referring to the market and the potential in sales of the baja special....also I mentioned 40N star not the 2 speed you refer to.
Poor Tunanorth, his head is probably spinning from all these suggestions. I say dump the mags from all new reel designs in the future. That alone will keep prices down. For thouse of you that need mags, educate that thumb and learn to cast.
Putting a list together and checking it twice? Lol...Ha-Ha, don't worry about me.
Keep it coming!