Received the rod couple of week ago. It looks sturdy and felt great with the action.
Pole is better than expected!! Love the travel case, it is made solid. Great all the way around.
This rod has exceeded my expectations! I paired it with a Daiwa BG 4500, It’s stronger than it looks. It made a 15 pound shovel head seem like a white bass. The guides are beautiful and the cork handle makes it comfortable to jig all day long. I appreciate the price point of the rod because it’s such a great price. I actually bought one for my best friend ! The tube case that it comes in is solid. I’ve taken this pole from Cincinnati to San Diego & New Jersey. No damage and it fits nicely in a large check in bag. My name on Tik Tok is Slabber Tooth, if y’all need more videos of the pole.
Been looking for a travel rod. This is compact and I like how it comes with a case. I used the strap to hold my reel. This rod got me to get back into fishing after I stopped a year ago. Thanks fisherman life!
Isaac Hamilton III I.
Have not had a chancd to test it out yet but feels great
So far for a travel rod it has a lot of back bone and able to sling my cast extremely far
James McDonald J.
The No Excuses rod does it all. We’ve fished fresh water and the ocean. And it’s compact. Great for camping and backpacking.
Bought this for a trip out to Puerto Vallarta. Fit in my suitcase perfectly. Caught some snapper, jack crevalle and needle fish. Worked perfectly, no complaints.
Super happy with my rod!!
Great rod! It doesn't feel like a 4-pcs rod. The first day we took it out and got a leopard shark :-).
On the rod's first use I hooked onto a larger-than-expected lingcod (actually my first keeper ling) from atop a slippery jetty. In a state of panic and unable to safely get down to the water, I tried to horse the chunky boy up onto a ledge and, in the process, severely damaged the rod. This was entirely user error and in no way a defect or reflection of poor quality. I reached out to Fisherman's Life and asked if it would be possible to purchase a replacement section for the one I had damaged. Without hesitation they contacted me and did everything in their power to get my rod back into working order. Five stars for the feel of the rod (before I broke it) and five huge stars for the customer service!
So happy to have my NO EXCUSE TRAVEL ROD from Fisherman’s Website. Now I will be able to travel and be able to fish anywhere I travel now.
Great rod, took it a Sacramento river casting all day for striper. Perfect to Walk along the trails in the brush.
Rod is half the cost of my st croix travel rod. It has more guides by 1. It uses the same quality guides. I'm taking it to South Africa and it pairs well with my 5k stradic. Like the rod case as it is large enough to pack away the rod. So far, cause an oyster point halibut using a three way rig. Good enough travel rod.
This rod is worth every penny! My eleven year old hooked into a good sized bat ray and the rod handled it like a champ. I'm impressed! Great quality components and beautiful design. I'm gonna have to buy one for myself too!
Just received my 4pc Travel Rod and very excited to try it out on my next trip to Cebu Philippines!! The size of the tubular carrying case will fit into my check-in luggage. Nice job Matts on calculating the size!! Will do my best to send you pics in action on my fishing excursion. The rod is super lightweight and economical in price. Thanks for creating this model! Talk to you toward the end of summer when I am there.
Tested the rod today! And caught this massive cownose ray! I was afriad that the rod will break at the connectors but It held up really well, cownose was 30ish lbs! And the rod held upll!!!! Will buy another one!!!! IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!
Tested it today, was able to handle this massive cownose ray!!! It was around 30lbs i was afaid of it cracking and breaking from the connections but I was so Impressed it held up!!!!! Will buy another one!!!!
Picked up this travel rod for a Portugal trip. Recommend from Matt. It is a very good quality made rod lighter than all the rest and it is mod tip med flex as described can’t wait to give it a go. Thanks again Matt. See u at the fare
Great rod used it a couple weeks ago for surf perch. Nice to be easy to pack in the car. Appreciate having a full cork handle.
Your gear helped me reach the next level of fishing. Thank you
This is a great travel rod that will handle any inshore saltwater fish and any freshwater fish you might encounter. I paired it with a 4000 series Shimano for fishing in the lagoons around Moorea in French Polynesia off of a kayak. No complaints about the quality or performance of the rod, a solid buy at a good price.
Couldn’t be happier with the travel case. Makes hiking to the spots so much easier. The sensitivity is great and even cast some big baits. Absolutely recommended especially if you’re mobile.
Great rod, performs just as advertized. It has a nice rigid feel to it, but the tip is sensitive enough to feel subtle bites. The cork grip is longer than most rods which helps for bigger casting.