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PostPosted: 07 May 2018, 19:46 • # 26 
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The Lami's are the answer. I have those 6 pc Lamiglas rods in 6'6", 7', 7'6" (the sweetheart), and the 8 ft. I like the first three as 4 weights and the 8 ft rod fishes best for me as a 6 wt. Sometimes I use a 5 wt on the 7'6" rod if I know the casts will be short.


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PostPosted: 08 May 2018, 17:14 • # 27 
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I really like my 10 piece axisco 3wt. I use a 4wt on mine. If you have the patience to piece together the it is a winner. It is a great travel rod. Otherwise, I use my Steffen 4/5wt.

Caught yesterday with plenty of power in the butt to haul it in.Image


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PostPosted: 10 May 2018, 19:03 • # 28 
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The Fenwick Voyageurs in almost any of the models they came in have consistently been the travel glass I've liked best.


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PostPosted: 14 May 2018, 18:29 • # 29 
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I recommend L Kenney's 8055. It casts and fishes as well as any 2 or 3 piece and much better than most. Larry helped develop Scott's famous G 8'4 5 piece graphite series and his 8055 glass rod reflects that. It fishes like glass should and is the most versatile multi piece rod I've personally fished.


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PostPosted: 15 May 2018, 08:33 • # 30 
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I’ve got a few 5 piece rods, and a bunch of 4 piece. Some will fit certain luggage or packs, some won’t. Seems like you’re dealing with a specific space, so I think the crucial question is what length you’re trying to match. And it’s worth thinking if that rod length needs to be inside a solid case (i.e. really a measurement of the case that protects the rod) or if the specific space is secure and sturdy enough that the rod can just be in a rod bag. The inch plus that a case takes over the rod length has messed up my attempts to get a fit before.


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PostPosted: 15 May 2018, 13:56 • # 31 
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frogmorton wrote:
I recommend L Kenney's 8055. It casts and fishes as well as any 2 or 3 piece and much better than most. Larry helped develop Scott's famous G 8'4 5 piece graphite series and his 8055 glass rod reflects that. It fishes like glass should and is the most versatile multi piece rod I've personally fished.


Yes. Best 5 weight I've fished in any configuration - better than the G845/5 IMO. I have the G844/5, G845/5, and G846/5. If Larry made 5 piece rods in 4 or 6 weight I'd order them in a second.


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PostPosted: 23 May 2018, 14:38 • # 32 
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The Cabelas CGR rods are three piece and very inexpensive if you don't want to spend a lot. I have three of them, and the 7 footer is nice and compact in a three piece.


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PostPosted: 27 May 2018, 14:22 • # 33 
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Can't understand nobody mentioned Chris Barclay's Synthesis 'Traveling General Practitioner' 7'9" 4/5wt 5 piece?...


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PostPosted: 29 May 2018, 19:56 • # 34 
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I'm with Paveglass. The Lami is hard to beat. I built a 6'6" 6 pc and its a sweetheart but you can lean into it if you want to with a 4 wt line. Good luck finding one. I swerved into a NOS blank a few years ago and snatched it. If I found another one in any length I'd buy it without hesitating. Easier to find would be a Fenwick FF70-4, which I also have and enjoy in a variety of situations. FYI: the Lami breaks down to 13.5" and I have it in a tube that's just under 16". The Fenwick in its original tube is around 22". Easily packable.


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PostPosted: 30 May 2018, 10:38 • # 35 
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I have a 5-piece Steffen 8’ 5/6 that is my go anywhere, do anything rod. I bought it from a forum member a few years ago.
It’s a teensy bit faster than the 3-piece version, but that doesn’t bother me - in fact, I like it that way.

If I could have only one rod, this would be it.


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 17:20 • # 36 
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Here's a sweet little travel rod I picked up from Shane Gray last week. It's an 8 piece 6'8" 3wt. and casts like a dream.

I used a 406 DT3 (naturally) and one of our new Harvey Style Leaders which will be available shortly. Hard to see but the wraps are varigated thread and have a shadow like color - really cool!

Tom

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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 18:39 • # 37 
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Nice! You could just about carry that one in your hip pocket.


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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2018, 21:48 • # 38 
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The telescoping glass fly rod from Rose Wood mentioned earlier is available from Amazon for 19.99. Curiosity compelled me to buy it, since Amazon discounted it for me another 30% so I am only out $14 including shipping! Couldn't pass that up.

I like pack rods. I did a chapter in my new book on the Brule "Pack and Trail" rod, and I enjoy my Fenwick Voyageour, South Bend Outdoorsman, W&M, Longfellow, and several others for hiking and/or biking trips. These vintage pack rods tend to be heavier than I'd like so I need to get Barclay to make me a proper 3 weight travel rod.


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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2018, 22:24 • # 39 
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Well, the Rosewood 6'6" telescoping rod arrived and I took it out for an afternoon. First impression is that for 14 bucks, it wasn't the worst investment. It has a VERY soft tip, but casted a three weight sufficiently well enough. Got into some decent sunfish and the rod handled them well. Listen, you're never going to mistake it for a Barclay or a Steffen, but if you're packing for a hike or need a compact rod to bring along on this will certainly do in a pinch.

It came in a black rod sock with a rubber protector for the tip, which was a nice touch. I'm going to stash this in my bike pack so that if I ever see an out of the way place to fish I can have a chance of catching one.

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PostPosted: 11 Aug 2018, 03:42 • # 40 
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Second the Kenney 8055 - excellent and versatile rod that's a pleasure to fish.


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PostPosted: 11 Aug 2018, 13:13 • # 41 
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I like the Berkley Buccaneer to be honest. You can get them for close to nothing and they easily fit into my luggage. I had a lot of fun with it in the WI driftless. I am currently refurbishing mine, inspired by ARReflections's post.


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PostPosted: 11 Aug 2018, 16:36 • # 42 
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Location: New Zealand
Epic's 476 Packlight is pretty awesome. 5 piece, and has slip-over ferrules as opposed to spigots. I have a couple - so if you are interested in one then PM me.


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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2018, 06:14 • # 43 
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Larry Kenney does a 5 piece 8 foot 5 weight. I would get one, but I have too many rods in that size range...


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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2018, 22:58 • # 44 
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And another vote for the Kenney 8055. Fantastic travel 5wt.


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PostPosted: 24 Aug 2018, 08:25 • # 45 
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Location: Charlottesville-VA
I also am a fan of the Berkley Buccaneer. I got one of the spin/fly combo ones (i know not the preferred version) and stripped it down, citri-stripped the paint and re-wrapped on dedicated fly guides.

Personally I look at anything that will be carried on a bike or a plane as disposable considering the higher chance of damage or loss, so I'd rather sink $30 all in on a travel rod than $300. But I'm also not a gambler so take this with a grain of salt :D

Bob


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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2018, 12:46 • # 46 
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That's exactly what I'm doing with mine, Bob.


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PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 20:39 • # 47 
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JP Ross had a 5 piece carbon silica Composite called Black Jack. Not sure if he still makes it


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PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 20:50 • # 48 
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https://www.jprossflyrods.com/blogs/cus ... ht-5-piece


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 04:27 • # 49 
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Location: Poland
MaxCatch 7'6" 4wt 5 piece

https://www.amazon.com/S-Glass-Uni-Glas ... B0784DG7F2


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 20:03 • # 50 
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Check the classified ads. Great price on imo the best 5 piece rod around.


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