We’ve been getting requests from folks looking for good offshore rods, that can travel easily – for years. Unfortunately, there really haven’t been any produced that were up to snuff (with the exception of Penn’s discontinued light line Travel Rods). There has never been an offshore capable travel rods made to fish the heavier line tests we’re most apt to need, you know, the basic stuff like 20-50# class casting rods. They were not made. Well, Okuma created a series of travel rods that will make breezing through high security airports tolerable, cut “oversize” charges from the bill, and provide you with some quality gear that can deal with larger version saltwater fish. Remember all those times you went fishing at a distant shore, only to find the equipment deficient? Well, now you can come prepared! These are effective fishing rods for typical offshore fishing.
There are several unique features these rods incorporate for your advantage. The first thing I noticed is that these three piece rods come with an extra tip section! With the added tip, you can now fish two different line tests from the same rod. Or, you can change up your action to match your particular style for the day’s fishing. Nice thought guys! Unlike many multi piece rods which simply won’t stand up to the pressure a saltwater fish can provide, these rods use a European Spigot Ferrule connection between sections of the rod. This is stronger, and provides a one-piece feel when fishing. It’s a bit harder to put the pieces together, but it’s the right design for what we’re doing here. You also get an ALPS aluminum reel seat. This is an expensive piece of rod building componetry, and is testament to the rods overall quality and sense of purpose.
No more relying on whatever gear is at hand when you go on exotic fishing trips. With the Nomad Travel Rod series by Okuma, now you can pack your own rods with ease as you head out on ANY fishing adventure.
Essentially two rods in one, each Nomad Travel Rod comes with two separate tip sections that provide distinctly different actions, but through the use of the European Spigot Ferrule connection points, the rods have an accurate and true “One-Piece” feel and action.
Note: The triangular shaped ALPS seat used for these wonderful rods will not fit the standard Avet reel base on the SX and MX series reels – you will need to make use of their narrow reel foot, and that’s an option.