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    Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 11:44am
WHATS the good oil on these sticks brands tapers & how many pieces  ETC????????????TongueTongueTongueBig smileREGARDS bob
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bob, ive got a 5 pc NITRO baitcaster, it is brilliant, only section you can tell is the tip section, other than that, you cant tell its multi pc, the action is as a 1 pc rod, no flatspots.
think they retail around $350-$400, BUT ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY.
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what fish,bank,boat,spin,baitcast ect ect
 
have used a Daiwa heartland 2-6lb 4pc 5'9, used on trout bass flathead
great rod packs very short,
 
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HOW longs the nitro davent also how small does she break down to thanks ++++JUST thinking of a light spin outfit bluey but open to all ideas mate ive only seen the loomis escape at the tackle shop nothing else need some optionsWinkBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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nitro is a baitcaster, 6 ft long, guess its about 40-45 cm in its tube. Ive taken it everywhere ive been over the last 4 years, Indonesia,even on remote trips with work, its a beauty. they do a spin stick as well, very nice rods, all fuji alconites and reel seats
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NITRO sounds sweet thank you..now bluey do diawa still make them & how long etc thanks mate?Big smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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Hey BOB, as far as I am aware Diawa still makes them. They are a great little rod. I gave one to my bro-in-law. If this one was a spin stick then I would have kept it for myself.
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MIGHT do the rounds on the tackle shops i think too see a fewWinkWinkBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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the rod is a Daiwa Heartland-s HL-S 604ULFS 6'0" ultra light lure 1/16-3/8 2-4lb

about 500mm long in bag
 
i had to order it from the tackle shop but great rods longer heavier ones as well
 
the shimano mexican have some good ones and are easier to get for around the $120
 
just watch some high end ones state very fine blanks but they use a compressed graphite and or similar,
that adds a lot of weight to the thin rod and do break easyOuch somtimes you pay for name
 
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GREAT advise boys thank you very muchClapClapClapClapBig smileregards bob
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What fishing are you planning on using it for?


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MOSTLY spinning for trout up barrington top on the western&S/w sides of the mopey river 2 day walk laurie & some huge pigs to hit with the bowWinkTongueTongueTongueBig smileregards bob
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It maybe more than the others but Ian Miller does a sweet pak freak.
I got his 6ft 4pc and its a work of art. Not the kind to put on the wall but to get down and dirty with.
Send him the specs your after and he will work his magic
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I have both a Daiwa Wilderness 603lfs and a Shimano Raider 663.
Both would be suitable, Daiwa about $220 and Shimano $100
They break down to a length that will fit in your bow quiver.
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SWEET thats what iam after compact gotta find an alloy tommyhawk too WinkBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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Bob lots of great spin travel rods around from $80-$400.Berkley make a Nomadic 5 piece that packs into a tube around 500mm long.I will check tomorrow.
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As Oldman said the Wilderness is a great rod I didn't even know it was a travel rod the first time I picked one up it felt like a 1 piece, get your hands on one.

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Nitro Traveller - have one 5 piece very compact comes with a case nice action my travel trout trod of choice.  My only negative, and this may be partially operator error, is I am prone to tip wrapping when casting trout minnows.   has a nice action 1000 size shimano on it.  5 pieces about 350 long in case a bit less in the rod bag (separate comprtments)

Daiwa Wilderness mate bought one on a recent trip to Tassie the lightest spin one.  3 piece awesome rod comes with a case but is quite long maybe 600 in the case.  very solid case and a great rod action.  ran a 1000 size shimano on it well balanced.  

Shimano T series T curve - bought a 3 to 5 kg one again a 3 piece so a bit bigger case but a very nicely put together outfit a bit more expensive.  The T series has the cork grips which I like but ther ar also some travel rods in the Inshore series as well as the mexican fire all nice action.

Again I have used the above three is getting the most compact package was the go id get the nitro but the shimano and daiwa are really nice.  I was impressed by the wilderness but the nitro wins the smallest package contest and is a very nice actioned rod too.


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I so happen to have a order from a member here for a travel rod , it will be built on a CTS 57 msi carbon blank , should have the blank this week , made to order it will be 3 pc at 6 ft--4 to 6 kg . but it will be at the higher end in price .
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SWEET BOYS going with the diawa wildness id sayWinkWinkWinkBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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nice choice Bob

heres an atlantic caught on a wilderness and stradic combo in april this year


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SIMON thinkill be going with a small diawa infeet 1000size reel WinkBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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sounds like a sweet combo in the making.

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I hope so 4lb white braid should top it offBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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THERES heaps of these rods to choose from heyLOLWinkWinkBig smileBig smileregards bob
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my St Croix 6'6'' premier 3 piece travel rod just arrived today. most impressed. will give it a flogging on thursday and tell you what its like. ive got a stradic CI4 2500 on with 10 pound braid.

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Originally posted by Red Hunter Red Hunter wrote:

I so happen to have a order from a member here for a travel rod , it will be built on a CTS 57 msi carbon blank , should have the blank this week , made to order it will be 3 pc at 6 ft--4 to 6 kg . but it will be at the higher end in price .
will be contacting you when i get the money up for my dream rod. one day :)
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I just bought a 3 piece Tsumami Odyssey 3-5 kg stick that is 2.15 metres long in 3 equal length parts for $89. It has no flat spots and is sweet to use as well = great for the price.
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JUST picked up my new 3 piece TEAM diawa 2kg stick very very light with a even lighter taper cant wait to test her out on some bass /bream or trout cheap to 100 bucks awesomeBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smileClapClapClapTongueTongueTongueregards bob
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If any of you get a chance...don't hesitate to give a try with an Eagle Claw Trailmaster.

I have a 7'6" spin/fly model rated for lures 1/8 - 1/4 oz but it will handle up to 3/8 if need be. I haven't fly fished with it but I read that they are reasonable.

The extra length gives extra leverage that allows for handling the surprise bigger fish. One guy posted a review on the Basspro page for the rods said he caught a 17 lb channel catfish on one.

$60 - $70 US won't break the bank. Wally World here in the states has a spin combo that is light enough to ship 1st Class (2.5 lbs shipping weight).

http://www.eagleclaw.com/product/rods/product-line/Trailmaster

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THEY look fantastic DAVE think i need one of each of them broWinkWinkLOLClapClapClapClapClapregards bob
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