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  • lindyrig79
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    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2109931

    I know Mahto posted about this a year or so ago but I can’t find the post ( I did look)

    I currently have a medium 4 piece Ugly Stick and works great. I want to get a 2nd travel rod, a bit heavier for salt water use. My issues are retail stores near me don’t have much (if anything) and after some searching online (cabelas, scheels, Amazon) I haven’t found what I’m looking for.

    Can anyone recommend a decent, heavier travel rod and where to purchase it?

    Joe Jarl
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    SW Wright County
    Posts: 846
    #2109944

    I don’t have any experience with these, but did some research after our Florida trip last year. These seem to get pretty good reviews. Middle of the road price-wise. Not sure of best place to purchase.
    Temple Fork Traveler

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2109957

    Thanks Joe, I will take a look

    mahtofire14
    Participant
    Mahtomedi, MN
    Posts: 7172
    #2109978

    Lindy I will post tonight after I get home from work with the name of the rod I bought. Can’t remember it at the moment. It’s cheap, but I’ve taken it to FL two years in a row and felt bites easily and caught sheepshead, speckled trout and bass with it. Been happy with it.

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2109984

    Thanks Mahto. It looks like a good option. I’d also be fine with another Ugly Stick, but it doesn’t appear like they make a Medium Heavy either

    Matt Moen
    Participant
    South Minneapolis
    Posts: 3600
    #2110001

    St croix makes a 4 piece in the triumph series. I don’t know all the weights available. I think the one I have is a medium. Might be worth a look, too.

    Angler II
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    Posts: 488
    #2110012

    I know Mahto posted about this a year or so ago but I can’t find the post ( I did look)

    I currently have a medium 4 piece Ugly Stick and works great. I want to get a 2nd travel rod, a bit heavier for salt water use. My issues are retail stores near me don’t have much (if anything) and after some searching online (cabelas, scheels, Amazon) I haven’t found what I’m looking for.

    Can anyone recommend a decent, heavier travel rod and where to purchase it?

    Just buy a two piece. Carry it on the plane with you. I’ve done it the last two years going to Florida and they have always let me on without issue. I’ve seen tons of other people with them as well.

    I actually brought two rods like this last year.

    Pack the reels and tackle in your carry on.

    That way if they lose your luggage you still have the important stuff with.

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110014

    St croix makes a 4 piece in the triumph series. I don’t know all the weights available. I think the one I have is a medium. Might be worth a look, too.

    I looked at those and even called Thorne Bros. It looks like they do make a MH but can’t find it anywhere. Even direct from St Croix it is grayed-out online and multiple other sources say out-of-stock

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110015

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>lindyrig79 wrote:</div>
    I know Mahto posted about this a year or so ago but I can’t find the post ( I did look)

    I currently have a medium 4 piece Ugly Stick and works great. I want to get a 2nd travel rod, a bit heavier for salt water use. My issues are retail stores near me don’t have much (if anything) and after some searching online (cabelas, scheels, Amazon) I haven’t found what I’m looking for.

    Can anyone recommend a decent, heavier travel rod and where to purchase it?

    Just buy a two piece. Carry it on the plane with you. I’ve done it the last two years going to Florida and they have always let me on without issue. I’ve seen tons of other people with them as well.

    I actually brought two rods like this last year.

    Pack the reels and tackle in your carry on.

    That way if they lose your luggage you still have the important stuff with.

    Yeah… probably a good idea. But I just like the idea of having the rods in a soft case and strapped to my backpack so my hands are free. Already gonna be carrying an aerated bait box on the plane for live shrimp.

    TH
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    Posts: 188
    #2110019

    If you’re surf fishing, I highly recommend the St. Croix packable 10 ft surf rod. 4 pieces and a tube to carry. I have 2 and no problems just strapping them to my carry on. They don’t come cheap, but compared to a guided trip, they’re cheap. I only fish a couple hrs each day while the rest of the family is at the beach, but I can fish every day. Looks like they run $255.

    Matt Moen
    Participant
    South Minneapolis
    Posts: 3600
    #2110031

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Matt Moen wrote:</div>
    St croix makes a 4 piece in the triumph series. I don’t know all the weights available. I think the one I have is a medium. Might be worth a look, too.

    I looked at those and even called Thorne Bros. It looks like they do make a MH but can’t find it anywhere. Even direct from St Croix it is grayed-out online and multiple other sources say out-of-stock

    Scheels used to carry them…bought mine last year. Might be worth trying to see if they have one?

    I used to bring a 2 piece but they are technically over length for a carry on. Never had a major issue but it could be.

    MnPat1
    Participant
    Posts: 357
    #2110138

    What are you fishing for and how much weight are you throwing? Lures or bait? I own the 10’ st croix 4 piece and I usually leave it at home. I bought it for $120 a few years ago. I typically bring with full length rods or two piece rods and fly delta so no problems. A 10’ rod is great for casting but sucks for fighting big fish.

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110140

    Thanks for the replies. Now if I could actually find any of these rods to purchase. Seems most is sold out, go figure

    lindyrig79
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    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110143

    What are you fishing for and how much weight are you throwing? Lures or bait? I own the 10’ st croix 4 piece and I usually leave it at home. I bought it for $120 a few years ago. I typically bring with full length rods or two piece rods and fly delta so no problems. A 10’ rod is great for casting but sucks for fighting big fish.

    I’m just kinda getting started on the saltwater. So far I’ve used my Ulgy Stick 4 piece to catch mangrove snapper from shore. We use light tackle and live shrimp for this technique, no problem.

    Now, my last trip I saw some bigger Jacks swimming near shore. So I put a pin fish on a bare hook and casted out. One of the Jacks tagged it and started peeling drag like crazy. The rod was bent over pretty good. He eventually came unhooked and so I am not sure if I could have landed him or not with that rod. Either way, would like a 2nd rod with heavier line and bigger reel for stuff like that. The guys next to us while I was fighting the Jack landed a 3-4 ft nurse shark. He had a very heavy rod. So basically I don’t need to cast very far or need a long surf rod, just looking for something stout to either cast live bait out or maybe put a heavy weight and let it soak.

    lindyrig79
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    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110145

    If I could find an Ugly stick 4 piece in a medium-heavy or heavy, it would be problem solved.

    Gregg Gunter
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    Posts: 364
    #2110205

    Would a telescopic rod work for you? I remember seeing them at Cabelas a few years ago.

    MnPat1
    Participant
    Posts: 357
    #2110307

    The tsunami tsawss 802 mh is a nice 2 piece rod that is featherlite and can handle some big fish. I caught over a hundred jacks on it up to 30 lbs without a problem. I put a saragosa 6000 on it with 300 yards of 30lb.
    The daiwa bg is a good reel for the price if your looking for an inexpensive reel.
    This tarpon took about ten minutes to land on that rod and reel.
    Learn to tie good knots!!

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    lindyrig79
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    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 3233
    #2110338

    Nice Pat!

    I may have to bite the bullet and start carrying two piece rods on the plane. That is a sweet set up.

    I have so many rods and reels at home it’s almost crazy to start buying more for saltwater. The addiction continues I guess!

    mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
    Posts: 7172
    #2110373

    Nice Pat!

    I may have to bite the bullet and start carrying two piece rods on the plane. That is a sweet set up.

    I have so many rods and reels at home it’s almost crazy to start buying more for saltwater. The addiction continues I guess!

    I never had any want to do much saltwater angling. Then I started going to FL yearly and I just wanted to fish while I was down there. The cool thing I learned was you can catch fish anywhere from shore there in the salt. It’s crazy. That and saltwater fish fight ten times harder than freshwater fish.

    Chris Norlock
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    Posts: 82
    #2110374

    13 Fishing Quest Travel rods are 4pc and decent quality

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