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 Post subject: Travel Rods
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:51 pm 
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I have realised that due to my frequent travelling, i cant take along some of my good two piece rods. I am using a couple of telescopic rods but they at times fall short of power. I want to buy a travelling rod which is 30 inch or less but still powerful enough to play 10-15 kg mahseer. Are there any glaring disadvantages of a travel rod?? Have consulted many sites, likes of Shimano Exege 9 ft, 6 piece seem to be a good option. Can anyone guide me out of his personal experience which is the best rod in the same price range. Would appreciate a feed back.

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Have a look at the Quantum three piece rod in the link below. I have it and it's really good. Comes with a super case as well.

Bops

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.php?t=644


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http://www.tackleshop.co.uk/ProductDeta ... 920af3d6f1

Sualeh, Got myself one of these last week. 32" hard tube, I used it with a shimano 8000 baitrunner.
Good casting, handles upto 4 Oz lureweight.

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Bops and Asif
Thanks for the input. Any views on Shimano exage and beastmaster series travel rods. Anyone else who has tried these rods?
Secondly, another problem nowadays is to find Made in China products even amongst the good brands. I am told that made in china products of the same company are not as good as the original ones. How to avoid this? How to ensure that one doesn't land up with a made in China product of a famous brand? Any views will be appreciated.

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Unless it is specifically mentioned, made in the USA or elsewhere most rods are made in China. There is nothing wrong with Chinese made rods provided they are made well. Most companies like Shimano & Daiwa have their rods made in China.


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Well thats not very heartening. :( :(

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Hi all
Please give your views on the efficiency of 4 to 6 piece travel rods. I understand the efficiency of a two piece but are there any glaring disadvantages in casting, playing and landing the big fish, say from 15-20 kgs. Would appreciate your views on this.
Any one who has used Shimano Beastmaster stc ax (6 piece), Shimano Exage stc (6 piece), Shimano Speedmaster (5 piece), all 2.4/2.7 meters??
Would appreciate if you share your experience.
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Sualeh, if you can afford it, the Albright travel rod is the best. I should be getting one soon. Have a look at the link below.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... &noImage=0

For a 7 foot rod I would not go higher than three pieces, for a longer rod 4 pieces. More than that too many things can go wrong.


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Thanks Bops,
thats one helluva rod but the price !!!!. [smilie=shock.gif] Thanks for the advice.

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found this interesting site:
http://www.travelrods.com/

check it out..

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I have a Quantam Great white 3pc 70" Heavy Line wt. 12 to 40 lb surf rod and a Shimano (5pc) EXAGE STC 270MH 2.70mt. 15 to 40 gm. Both are equally good specially the shimano. Hope this helps you to decide.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:50 pm 
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I too, have the Shimano Exage STC 270MH - good rod, very convenient for travelling. Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to test it against BIG fish.
There are some helpful earlier posts on the Exage in the "Bait Tackle & Tactics" forum under the headings "Travel Rods" and "Telescopic or Take Apart".


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Thanks for the input guys, really appreciate it.

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Hi Hawkeye
Went through the threads. Thanks a lot mate. Stand educated on the subject. However, could not find Ron Emersons travel rods on Fosters of Birmingham's site.
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for mahseer ,what I consider the best travel rod is the 3 piece G loomis GLX3 rod.Cost about 350 US Dollars.Buy one and you are done for a good many years.
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Hi Hamdhingra
Liked the advise and this is one hell of a rod, [smilie=gt_grinz-browwiggle.gif] however, there is one small problem. If my wife comes to know that i have spent US $ 350 (equivalent to Pak Rs 21000) than i may have to spend rest of my life with the rod alone. [smilie=cwl.gif] She is already very critical of the 10 rods that already possess.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:18 am 
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Hi Hamdhingra,

What rod length do you prefer for mahseer fishing ?


tight lines

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Hi Makarand

8 ft is perfect. Should be two piece-but 3 as a travel rod is OK.
I would never go above 8ft 6 inches if I had to select a new rod. I would prefer to go less on length and make it 7 ft or preferably 7 ft 6 inch.
Longer rods are better –longer casts –reach out more in water. But as the fish comes closer it becomes difficult to land/handle it .IGFA records come only on U have to hook and land it your self –no 2nd person.
I consider 8 ft, graphite composite,12-25 lb line,1/4 – 1 oz, med-hvy rod,action fast as the best for mahseer.Hope this helps…Ham


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:43 am 
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Hi Sualeh,
forget the $350 rod.We'll find something "safer"
Ham :(


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Thanks Hamdhingra, sure we will
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Hi, shimano has but there 2008 catalogue on the net, and there is a couple off interestin rods, find the s.t.c. range then thosse spining beastmaster, i`m very satisfied with them but avoid any rod with fine crystal carbon fiber they got no backbone the rest is god.

Søren


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:25 am 
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Thanks Anderson, i think i am now quite clear that i am going for a Shimano Exage.
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