The Must-Have Fishing Rod EVERYONE Needs In Their Arsenal
What is the must-have fishing rod EVERYONE needs in their arsenal of gear?
As inshore anglers, we never really know what we’ll run into while out on the water.
We also travel a lot and move from spot to spot covering ground and experimenting in new areas.
If you’ve got one of THESE at the ready, you’re set up for ultimate success.
Take a closer look here!!
Must-Have Fishing Rod EVERYONE Needs [VIDEO]
- Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod
- TFO Traveler Spinning Rod
- Daiwa Fuego Spinning Reel
- Daiwa Legalis Spinning Reel
I think every inshore angler should own a 3-piece travel fishing rod for a few reasons.
The first is providing instant ability to fish wherever and whenever.
In my previous job, I traveled all around the state of Florida and had the Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod tucked behind my driver’s seat.
This enabled me to stop and fish wherever I was.
Instead of wasting time watching TV stuck in a hotel room, I was out trying to get tight lines wherever I was.
Another reason for having a 3-piece travel rod is they make fantastic backup options.
If you happen to break your main fishing rod then these travel setups are high-quality choices to use instead.
You’ve probably been told that 3-piece fishing rods are not the way to go.
This is not all that true.
If you do go out and spend less money on a 3-piece set up in a big box store, then that probably won’t hold up very long.
But rod manufacturers like Daiwa, St. Croix, and TFO among a bunch of others are designing and selling excellent travel rod options for inshore anglers.
These rods are WAY better than you would anticipate.
The Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod fishes just the same as a one-piece rod and you likely wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if I stuck it in your hands and didn’t tell you it was 3 pieces.
Don’t immediately write off 3-piece travel rods.
These are great options in case your main option goes down or you have other people coming to fish with you that don’t have rods of their own.
Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod Details
The Daiwa Ardito is a carbon-fiber graphite fishing rod just like any other high-quality inshore rod out there now.
The particular model I have is the 7’6 Medium-Light.
These rods feature a V-Flex Ferrule which is the part where the pieces come together.
In cheaper options, the ferrules will combine as closely as they can which doesn’t allow the rod to bend consistently when under a load.
There is a small gap between those two flared ends so the graphite blank has a consistent bend all the way through.
You don’t have to sit there and fight to attach the pieces together as a result.
The pieces combine easily and without much effort to assemble.
Moreover, the reel seat, grips, and guides are all consistent with high-quality inshore gear.
It has aluminum-oxide guides on it which are very braid-friendly.
The reel seat is attached directly to the reel giving you more feel just as you would expect from a top-shelf rod.
The Daiwa Ardito comes in a nylon carrying case.
It is rigid enough to give you the protection you need but it has just enough flex so you can pack it into tight areas.
Reel Pairing Options
As far as the reels to pair with the Daiwa Ardito or any travel rod, you should use the reel that the situation calls for.
I do a lot of inshore fishing so I typically use a 2500 or 3000 size spinning reel.
I mostly lean toward using a 3000-size Daiwa Fuego with the Ardito rod.
The color schemes also line up and match with the Fuego and Ardito.
If color is of no concern to you, then the Daiwa Legalis is also an excellent option for this rod.
The Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod is an excellent setup if you’re looking for a travel rod.
We do also carry the TFO Traveler Spinning Rod in the Fish Strong shop.
If you’re familiar with the TFO Tactical, this is basically the same rod just now in 3-pieces.
This is an excellent setup and is as good as any daily use rods you regularly use.
I’d like to hear from YOU – what is your go-to travel rod?
Have you fished with the Daiwa Ardito Travel Rod before?
TFO? St. Croix? Toadfish?
Please let me hear your opinions and feedback down in the comments!!
Drop your stories down below!
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