by Chris Grech
I have owned a several travel rods in the past but the quality was always lacking. Enter the Fenwick Methods Travel Rod. Methods pack rods are just the ticket for the avid traveling angler. All Methods rods feature five interchangeable pieces in the included hard travel case which allows anglers to prepare for multiple situations and still pack light. The 5 pieces include 1 handle section, 2 mid sections of different powers and 2 rod tips of different rod action. The end result is a 3 piece rod that can be configured in 4 different combinations such as:
Medium power w/ Fast action
Medium power w/ Moderate Fast action
Medium Heavy power w/ Fast action
Medium Heavy power w/ Moderate Fast action
This revolutionary travel rod design features a TAC handle that provides increased grip in all fishing conditions. It's also more durable than cork and provides enhanced grip when wet. Other highlights of Fenwick Methods rods include Duel Power Blanks, Stainless Steel Guides, Spigot Ferrule and 5 year limited warranty. Spinning and casting models are available in sizes of 6'6", 6'8", 7' and 7'4".
If you're on a tighter budget, another great option is the Fenwick Eagle Travel Rod. This series represents Fenwick's rich heritage as a premiere rod builder featuring their most classic, time tested and proven actions for all species. The Fenwick Eagle series continues to improve connecting tradition with modern components and lightweight comfortable designs. Features include a B2 Burled Cork design that provides the feel of traditional cork, but is more chip resistant and durable. Stainless Steel Guides with stainless steel inserts are lightweight, strong, and corrosion resistant while the Classic Fenwick Actions are time tested and proven from the original graphite rod company. Models are either 3 or 4 pieces and are available in sizes of 6', 6'6", 7', 8'6". 5 year limited warranty and travel case included.
Both rods would make excellent choices for the traveling angler. They are also perfect for leaving in the trunk of your car matched to a dependable reel just in case there's a hot bite or if you decide to take some "extra time off" on your lunch break.Fenwick Methods $149.95Fenwick Eagle $69.95 - $89.95www.fenwickfishing.com