Which airline will allow you to have 35#? When I flew on Sansa, they only allowed 25# with no guarantee that the luggage would come on the same flight as the passenger! Now to answer the question, I have a Penn 15-30# three piece 6 1/2' travel rod that I have taken to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I have caught some nice fish on it, including a couple of sailfish and roosters. I can tell you that it will do the job if you are light tackle fishing. I believe that when heavy tackle is needed, they will probably have it on the boats. However, I like to take a rod for throwing poppers and jigs.simidude said:I am going to Costa Rica (Crocodile Bay) we can only have 35lbs of checked luggage and 10lbs of carry on. I have a 42" single rod tube (sports chalet) with a 15-40lb 2 piece ugly stick that I am going to carry on.
The Penn rod has been very dependable, nice ferrule construction, cork handles and a gimbal. The only draw back is that the reel seat is small diameter, so often a spacer is needed for the clamp. My new Avet MXJ has a new style clamp that works perfectly on it. Can't wait for Panama this summer!!!!