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To fit in my daypack during hikes.  Not into the fly rod stuff.  Spinning rod reel for this outing .  A breakdown rod for back pack is an option also

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Fire Marshal Bill

I don't know about spinning rods but I brought 2 telescoping baitcasting rods at Cabelas last year. You won't find them on line but I did find them at the store. 

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1 hour ago, blanked said:

To fit in my daypack during hikes.  Not into the fly rod stuff.  Spinning rod reel for this outing .  A breakdown rod for back pack is an option also

Anyone remember those Dawai Mini cast system break down rod came in a case it was great for stuff like ( Haven,t saw one like it for years for sale).  I have telescoping rod but not very sensitive.

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robp

I have  both eagle claw and a fenwick break down rod sets from the 70's. I have had the eagle claw since I was in high school, bought that at Appalachian outfitters on Oakton Virginia. I picked up the Fenwick off ebay a couple years ago for my wife.The eagle claw has a penn spinning reel and the fenwick has a Phlueger. I bought them for the BWCA and backpacking trips. The eagle claw is a combo spinning fly rod I've never tried using it as a fly rod. I'm very happy with both

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Flush
18 hours ago, bill said:

Anyone remember those Dawai Mini cast system break down rod came in a case it was great for stuff like ( Haven,t saw one like it for years for sale).  I have telescoping rod but not very sensitive.

 

Google and/or Amazon are your friend:

 

Daiwa mini spinning rod

 

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max2
14 hours ago, Flush said:

 

Google and/or Amazon are your friend:

 

Daiwa mini spinning rod

 

My dad had one of those. I think a salesman gave it to him as a gift.    

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TimJ

Almost any 4 or 5 piece takedown rods is much better than any telescoping rods I've handled.

 

I have a cheap Shakespeare travel rod that I will take on bike rides. Works ok for impromptu fishing chances. 

 

Diawa up to St Croix all make acceptable travel rods depending on budget. If it doesn't come with a hard case make one from PVC for the rod.

 

Tim

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Dave in Maine

The best rod case I've come across is an appropriate length of 2 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe with the soft caps you use to protect stubs.  Leave the pipe clamps off, stuff the ends of the pipe with a piece of spongy packing foam about an inch thick, and you're in business.  

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WI Outdoor Nut

I have found the multiple break down rods better than the telescoping rods.  Both in strength and sensitivity.  Now, my go to travel rod is a 6'3" two piece St. Croix avid.  It packs down small enough for all but the tightest type travels.  Even backpacking I just strap it on the side of the pack and good to go. 

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Mike da Carpenter

Bought the Zebco telescoping rod with their 202 (I believe) reel and used it in Ontario on Walleye, and out in Utah/Wyoming for trout.  Worked perfect each and every time.

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SODAKer
On 7/2/2018 at 7:06 AM, robp said:

I have  both eagle claw and a fenwick break down rod sets from the 70's. I have had the eagle claw since I was in high school, bought that at Appalachian outfitters on Oakton Virginia. I picked up the Fenwick off ebay a couple years ago for my wife.The eagle claw has a penn spinning reel and the fenwick has a Phlueger. I bought them for the BWCA and backpacking trips. The eagle claw is a combo spinning fly rod I've never tried using it as a fly rod. I'm very happy with both

AO: that was a cool store back in the day; my last purchase was  Mad River Duck Hunter canoe back in 94, I think. I still run that canoe.

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polecat

ZingRo popped up in my feed today.

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shoot-straight

X2 on the pack Diawa rod. I bought one a few years back and it is great. Lots of travel rods out there.

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spinfly

How about the Ron Popeil Pocket Fisherman? I remember those ads form years ago. Going back more than 30 years I used to have a Daiwa breakdown rod, think it was a 5' Ultralite with matched spinning reel, at least 8 pieces as I recall. Packed down into a small plastic box that would fit in a pack, may still be one out there somewhere.

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Dakota Dogman
On 7/5/2018 at 6:25 AM, Dave in Maine said:

The best rod case I've come across is an appropriate length of 2 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe with the soft caps you use to protect stubs.  Leave the pipe clamps off, stuff the ends of the pipe with a piece of spongy packing foam about an inch thick, and you're in business.  

 

This is basically what I ended up with. Went on a week long backpacking trip into the Bighorns. Weight was an issue for everything, but I really like walking sticks. So I took a bit of PVC, put a spike (bolt & nut) thru then glued 1 cap on, only put the other cap on by friction. Mine held a 9 foot 2 piece light rod, and assorted tackle in the  tube. Reel went in my pack.  Worked well for me.

 

God bless,

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