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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 07:47 • # 1 
Sport
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Location: US-MA
so I'm getting into bicycle touring,,, I'm looking for a glass rod with many sections I'm talking maybe a 6'6" with 6 sections. I've seen one before that was traded at the bears den and honestly the action didn't feel bad.

action isn't really the priority here because I've used a long tree branch to tenkara fish before and I was fine :lol but getting it packed into a pannier side bag is, who could I talk to about this project?


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 08:57 • # 2 
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Location: Washington DC Region
Someone was selling a vintage REI that is a 8' 5pc 6-7 wt rod.
Lamiglas made a vintage 6pc rod at some point, but they are hard to come by.
Wright and McGill had the trailmaster 5&6pc spinfly combos that are indestructable, cheap and for the most part, not great rods other than their size. 6/7 wts.

But for what you're talking, as long as you don't mind a light line weight (2wt, 3wt, or 4wt) the axisco rods would be great.
http://www.bluedun.net/axisco_stream6.html
http://www.bluedun.net/axisco_stream10.html

I think your best bet is going to be a Japanese rod.
Epic makes a 7' 6" 5pc and the vintage 4pc fenwick FF70-4 might be small enought too.
Chris Barclay was also planning on releasing a 5pc rod, but it's going to get into the more expensive range.


Or just get a tenkara rod.


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 09:13 • # 3 
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Location: downtown Bulverde, Texas
here's some nice ones from Tokyo
http://www.bluedun.net/pack_rods_e.html
http://www.bluedun.net/axisco_stream10_e.html
They're easy to order, just expect all communications to be delayed by a day.

I have the Axisco 6-pc, nothing to apologize for this rod, it's a great rod
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and it fits perfectly in a half-frame/top-tube bag (with room for my wet-wading shoes)
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just about any multi-piece rod will fit in the outside (water bottle) pouch on a rear pannier, secured at top with a toe strap
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How about that Carl, what did they used to say, I owe you a Coke?


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 09:44 • # 4 
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Joined: 04/06/15
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Location: Central Oregon
Biking, I go with the Tenkara rod.
Nisssin pocket mini, telescopes to almost 12'

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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 12:34 • # 5 
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Location: US-TX
If you are willing to build it out, awhile back I bought two 8 piece blanks from a forum member. 6' 6" spigot ferule. Each section shorter than 12". I can't find pm's to remind me of the details but I think it was mtnbrook. They are mustard colored and I think were his "native" series. He may still have some in stock. If not, I would part with one of the two I bought. I can't speak too much for the action, because the first one is only partially put together, but like you, I was looking for pack size functionality. In the wiggle test it seems sufficiently limber.


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 21:50 • # 6 
Sport
Joined: 08/14/16
Posts: 81
Location: Oregon North Coast
They aren't the nicest rods ever made, but I really enjoy my South Bend Outdoorsman. It's a six piece, and while it doesn't fit in my particular saddle bags, Bulldog is spot on with the top-tube bag. Mine is the fly-only model (a lot of them were spin/fly combos,) and it casts fairly well, but actually roll casts like a dream. With that in mind, mine is a six weight, and I'll be purchasing an Axisco four weight before my trout season opens in May...


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 00:33 • # 7 
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Bulldog nailed it. In addition to the Axisco stream rods (portable and a good rod), there is also a nice 3/4wt lamiglas in a 6 PC but do not show up often. This one built by a forum member (Colt) is a great example.

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I love my Axisco 10 PC airrite.

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A gladding outdoorsman is a 6 piece.

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If 5 piece okay then the lamiglas Galaxy is a decent rod.

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So are the berkley Buccaneers in the buckskin color models. Shown after citrus strip and new guides/wraps.

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The 2/3wt bears den is a nice pack rod but the airrites are hands down a way better rod, IMO.

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Other options (rare) include Scott anniversary 5 piece, Steffen bros 5 piece, REI 5 piece, and Abercrombie.


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 05:14 • # 8 
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awesome collection there, and great photos


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 09:34 • # 9 
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Blue Dun is a great fly shop and shipping is very fast.


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 10:40 • # 10 
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Location: Livingston MT
Another vote for the Axisco Airrite 6 piece rod. I have one and love it. I just checked the price from Blue Dun And the 7' 3wt. is approximately $300.00 with shipping. Blue Dun is a top notch dealer and they ship quicker than some US dealers.

Tom


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 13:09 • # 11 
Sport
Joined: 08/08/16
Posts: 43
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Someone posted this telescoping fly rod on a fly fishing facebook group. Looks ok, and only $30.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rosewoo ... 06675.html


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 15:05 • # 12 
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can't leave out the Tiemco Fenwicks!
best-ever, IMO.


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PostPosted: 20 Mar 2018, 12:46 • # 13 
Sport
Joined: 12/14/16
Posts: 65
Location: Poland
Ego Melody glass travel

8-piece 6'6" 3wt
so short, so you can store it in the suitcase

http://www.ego-fishing.pl/en/products/f ... ravel.html


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PostPosted: 20 Mar 2018, 22:36 • # 14 
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Those Melody rods look like the Bears Den 8 PC rods. If the same they are quite limber.


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 08:29 • # 15 
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Location: US-OK
I've got a FR 2000 in a 5 piece, it is a sweet 5wt


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 11:58 • # 16 
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I'm not sure "limber" is the word for those 8 pc. rods from Bear's Den. I think you could tie knots in that thing. A 3" bluegill will flex it into the grip. Casting takes a lot of attention. I think I used it once and put it away. But the Axisco Airrite as many have mentioned is a sweet rod.

Larry


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 13:24 • # 17 
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Looks like all of the glass travel rods shown above have spigot ferrules. Would seem tip over ferrules might produce a better action. Thoughts?


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 15:38 • # 18 
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Good Q, Matt. I have an idea they would make good continuity, such as you can have it with that many ferrules, harder to achieve. I don't know that I could make a very good theoretical case, though. A reason against the idea is probably much simpler: more expensive to manufacture with separate mandrels for that many sections would be my guess. As soon as I say that, someone will come up with a description/photo/or link to a rod made just that way. Because a spigot ferruled rods are made from one blank cut to sections,, to me anyway, they inherently have the potential for better continuity of action, but I guess the spigot length of engagement and fitting can be pretty fussy on a many-section rod, too.

Twas me, I'd have a two-section rod 7 1/2' feet or less and lash it vertically in a small diameter tube to my pack or cycle frame. That's the way I always did it years ago. That was a motorcycle, though, so there might be a disadvantage on a bicycle. Multisection rods to me, although they might seem handy for transport, become a nuisance to use because of all the assembly and potential ferrule loosening to check while fishing. I hope I'm wrong for the guys that have that down. I had one that I used a few times that fished just as well as the rod I substituted it for, but I couldn't give it away fast enough afterwards.


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 16:12 • # 19 
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I got to cast a Brushy Creek Companion which was 5 or 6 PC built on a Lamiglass blank and was very nice with a 4 wt. line,still looking for one...........aurelio


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 17:29 • # 20 
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Canoeman1947 wrote:
I'm not sure "limber" is the word for those 8 pc. rods from Bear's Den. I think you could tie knots in that thing. A 3" bluegill will flex it into the grip. Casting takes a lot of attention. I think I used it once and put it away. But the Axisco Airrite as many have mentioned is a sweet rod.

Larry
Yes limber was a bit of an understatement :) it is the ultimate in tippet protection.



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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2018, 21:00 • # 21 
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Location: Woodbridge, VA
JP Ross makes a fine 7' 3wt 5-piece, I think called the Muir. I built one from a blank last year and I really like it.


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2018, 12:49 • # 22 
Sport
Joined: 03/20/18
Posts: 62
Location: Kansas
I have a Winston 4 piece BIIX that I travel with. Great rod.


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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2018, 10:05 • # 23 
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How many times do you watch Blazing Saddles before you change your name to Hedley?

Barry


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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2018, 15:36 • # 24 
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Chris just released a 5 piece travel rod


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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2018, 11:04 • # 25 
Sport
Joined: 03/20/18
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Location: Kansas
GRASSNGLASS wrote:
How many times do you watch Blazing Saddles before you change your name to Hedley?

Barry

Twice.


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