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CharkBait Travel Rods
From 12 to 80# Applications

Offshore Explorer ®- 2 Models, New Model 30-60#
     ICAST INTRODUCTION
New 30-60# and 50-80# models added 2014
Inshore Explorer
®- Close Out (conventional and spinning guides)
Surf Explorer
®- 8 models (conventional or spinning guides)
New 30-50# model added 2013


Also on this page, our Okuma Nomad Rods and Kingfisher Rods


Last things First:

Warranty, CharkBait and Toro Tamer Offshore Inshore and Surf Explorer Rods rods carry a one year guarantee of quality of materials and construction. Rods are checked prior to shipment, but if a failure occurs because of defect in blank construction (doubtful) we will gladly replace the rod. Breakage caused by mis-use (high sticking, vicious car doors and use beyond intended line class and drag applications) will have support through replacement at an accommodation price of 50% of the purchase price - one time only. For Offshore Explorer rods, use of a lubricant between the metal ferrules is recommended as is proper cleaning given saltwater exposure. Returned rods are at clients expense, and must be sent to our Huntington Beach location for evaluation and warranty coverage. We will cover the return postage for your replacement. If the rod has been subject to abuse, meaning fished beyond intended drag load, there will be no warranty offered.

The Okuma Series rods carry a limited lifetime warranty. This coverage is through the manufacturer.

Kingfisher travel rods carry no warranty beyond initial receipt of goods. This is not atypical, given that any rod can be broken through mis-use and abuse, and the original quality is assured. To offer warranty coverage for abuse would result in substantially increased purchase costs.

TORO TAMER Offshore Explorer ®  Rods

We're very excited about this little project. It's taken us close to a year's time to bring these products to market. It's something we've felt that was needed for quite some time. Working closely with an overseas builder we have produced a travel rod like no other, something folks will certainly find useful and will broaden fishing opportunities for a lot of folks. We have produced a higher line test capable travel rod! Given the airlines making life a bit more difficult for travelers to take their gear with them to distant lands. And, given the usual lack of good gear once you arrive at distant shores, our search for something better suited to what we like to do was inevitable. We searched for a quality travel rod that was more than a repackaged freshwater bass rod made for fishing 12-20#'s. Well, we found such a rod with Okuma's Nomad series of travel rods. Dandy pieces for fishing up 20-50# lines, and a nice travel bag, too. That product gave us hope that we could produce such a piece for our clients. Well, we did that with the first three productions of the Offshore Explorer series of rods. For 2014 Toro Tamer took over the Offshore Explorer project, and the new production incorporated some enhancements in design as well as now offers the benefits of a hard case for transport.


OFFSHORE EXPLORER BOAT ROD
- for jigging, casting & bait

OFFSHORE EXPLORER 30-60 NANO 5 PIECE TRAVEL ROD

Traveling to great fishing destinations is something most of us dream of doing, and there are many of us to make it a point of achieving. There's only one downside, depending upon having good gear to fish at remote spots can be a big problem. Getting your own gear to those destinations can be a bit of a problem. Airlines don't much care for transporting rods in long tubes. Hmm, perhaps they do care for doing so...at a crazy price! Can be $100 each way, and what about the little crop duster plane that gets you from the big city to the little village...? Thus the motivation for good travel rods. CharkBait and ToroTamer have been at this for several years now, with Offshore Explorers, Surf Explorers and Inshore Explorer rods - rods that are marketed worldwide and catching notable fish for demanding anglers.

At ICAST 2014 Toro Tamer will introduce a new Offshore Explorer FIVE PIECE travel rod. The new rod is very exciting in construction, design and capability. You've got to feel this rod! For the first time Nano Technology is being applied in a travel rod! The use of Nano resins increases the rods strength dramatically improving long term reliability and capability. You've got to pull on the rod to appreciate it's strength and lightness; for it's typical fishing line test of 40-50 lbs its a very nice piece to own. The new 30-60 Nano Offshore Explorer packs down to only 20 inches!!! When assembled the rod is 7 feet in length.

Let's repeat that, here's a seven foot rod that packs at 20 inches, comes in a very nice hard case with rugged fabric cover, makes use of advanced Nano technology and is priced under $300!!! A fellow can take this rod, our 50-80# Offshore Explorer and one of the Surf Explorers and pretty well cover a vacation...and all these rods can fit in an overhead bin on a plane. Heck the Offshore Explorers can even fit in a typical suitcase!

 We've been showing off the rod at a few shows, demonstrating a prototype, and folks have been very, very impressed with it's unbelievable performance under load. The rod is not perfect, but it's darn close to that for what most of us do in terms of line class and fishing capability. The rod incorporates an aluminum Pac Bay reel seat with double lock down for the reel. One point to mention, given the construction and size of reel seat, not all reels will fit with rod clamp. The seat is large for it's class. It's meaty, large, not a skinny seat. It's made from metal, not plastic. The seat is robust and large, robust enough to handle a great deal of stress, but by being large not all reels will fit. Avet LX/LX, HX and Pro series reels fit with clamps fine. HXJ and MX series will not fit with clamp, you'd need to run the reel without clamp, but you do have the security of the double lock down on the high quality aluminum reels seat so there should be no issues in use. Similarly a Baja Special, given it's narrow frame will also have the same issue running a clamp. The guides are braid safe, reinforced designed, and of course the rod comes with a very nice hard case for storage and transport.

Pulling 10 lbs dead lift  Pulling 20 lbs. dead lift
-and yes I wish I'd had on a rod belt...

 

Qty:    Offshore Explorer 30-60 Nano Conventional $249.00
Introductory price @$229

 

OFFSHORE EXPLORER BOAT ROD
- 50-80# - for trolling, jigging, heavy bait

The Offshore Explorer travel rods feature a Pac Bay "uni-butt" style all aluminum aft sections.  Specifically, this is a Pac Bay Channel Lock Aluminum Butt. These trolling oriented stand-up rods are four piece, 6 1/2 feet in length. It's perfect for fishing 50-80# applications. With the Pac Bay butts, they're great for trolling duty. You can drag lures, feathers, lipped divers effortlessly. They feature EVA ringed fore grips for added security and comfort. The guides are rated for Spectra, and the rod’s unique gimbaled screw together construction is extremely solid. Unlike other "ferrule" rods, these screw together within a ferrule, so they twice reinforce their strength and proper alignment of these strong and forgiving fiberglass blanks. This unique connection feature also makes it easier to take the rods apart after a long day’s fishing. For our most recent production a hard case in included rather than the soft case of previous models, and the rods action has also been improved.

Toro Tamer's new four piece travel rods are sure to be welcomed by the serious angler looking for travel-friendly fishing rods capable of landing larger fish.  Fishing from a panga or  sportfisher? These rods are perfect for your needs. Finally there’s a serious saltwater travel rod that can stand on its own merits as a functional alternative to one-piece designs. And, as far as traveling with a quality rod is concerned, these pack down into their 24 inch case! That's very airline friendly and even fits into most suitcases if you don't want to carry them along onboard the aircraft to stow in the overhead bin.

Compare the components being used, and you'll get the picture. These rods are a value, and there's nothing like them on the market in terms of dealing with larger fish and functional troll duty. Let me restate this, since I've done some homework for you. You can find some heavy tackle offshore custom travel rods, at prices of over $1000. The one's I've seen do not compare favorably to what we are offering with our own Saltwater Travel Rods, which are designed for boat use. If you travel to your fishing destinations or just like being prepared for opportunities to hop on other folks boats, our new saltwater travel rods will be favored companions on any trip offshore. Order yours now!

For more information:

Ferrules - there are three basic types available.

Most light duty rods use a simple direct, blank-over-blank design. One hollow piece fits into the other hollow section, lengthening the rod in sections with differing diameter. For strength, it's best to have the tip sections going over the base pieces of the rod (tip over butt) rather than skinnier sections fitting into the larger sections (tip into butt). We use this connecting style for our multi-piece light line and surf-casting rods, our Inshore Explorer.

The European Spigot Ferrule design is an enhancement of the blank over blank design, and is used in the Surf Explorer Series of rods as well as Okuma's Nomad and Xpress Series rods. In this system the pieces of the rod are joined by way of a solid insert in one end section, fitting into a hollow receiving section. One potential weakness of the standard ferrule connection is strengthend since the "spigot" provides increased reinforcement at the joints of the rod.

On our heavier tackle uni-butt style boat rods we use a unique Gimbaled Ferrule system with metal caps for added security of connection and alignment of the rod. You'll find this feature on our Offshore Explorer Series of rods. These are available exclusively in the 50-80# application, Offshore Explorer from Toro Tamer.

And, a few words from one of the lucky folks that purchased one of these innovative rods:

Hello Mark,
 
 I'd like to start by thanking you for such a fine product.  I recently bought your two tip casting travel rod.  My son (13yrs old) and I just got back from Islamorada. I've have been fishing there with Capt Mike Basset of Born and Raised charters for many years.  A fourth generation keys guide he has seen it all.  We decided to do a little shark fishing and put the new equipment to the test.  I used your 20-30lb tip and matched the rod up with a Shimano Trinidad 30DC.  Spooled up with 30lb Andes mono and number10 wire leader.  From the get go the rod impressed us. It casted our live Jack on a 40 inch wire leader with distance and accuracy.  The largest shark we boated was a 200lb plus Bull.  The rod did not perform like a quality multi piece travel rod.  It performed as good as or even better than  a high end one piece!!!!  I have traveled extensively and have used all the best tackle I could afford. Your product is by far the best travel rod I've ever used and completely blew away Capt basset.
Tight Lines!!!, Joe Gorman

 

Buy Description  Price
Toro Tamer Offshore Explorer  Travel Rod
50-80 lb Pac Bay Uni Butt 6 1/2 ft 4 pieces plus HARD CASE
-NEW MODEL IN STOCK!
$299.99

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Surf Explorer ®  for Casting

Our Surf Explorer has been updated for 2013 with introduction of a new heavier 30-50# class rod. This is in addition to the  updated 8-12#, 15-20# and 25-30# class for both spinning and conventional reel use. These are very light and rather exotic travel rods designed for surf fishing enthusiasts. Certainly it has additional applications, but it's made for walking the beach and opportunistic fishing. The rod is a four piece design, using the European Spigot ferrule connections. It's 2.7 meters in length, almost 9 feet, and now comes in a hard case for safe transport and storage. The rod can handle lure weights of 20-100 grams. It's graphite and fiberglass constructed for lightness, sensitivity and long term use. The guides are lightweight, but capable of handling Spectra lines. The handle section is a bit long, in keeping with it's intended application, and you can adjust the positioning of your reel to optimize balance - easily moving the reel forward or back on the rod. It's parabolic action allows it to fish lighter and heavier and still "feel" right, and now you have more choices for the test being fished with the additional light and medium action rods.

Lure weights and line weights: The rods are made to load up best when used as intended. They are light finesse type rods, not heavy surf rods. Their bend is fairly parabolic, do just fine with braided lines or mono. Each model is designed to fish their intended line test - and this really should be specified in terms of drag load, that's a more meaningful specification and predicts the bend of the rod better. So, plan to set your drag at 25-30% of the line test intended for the rod and you will enjoy the benefits of a properly tuned rod/reel match. Lure weight varies by model, the lightest rod matching up with lure weights of 1 ounce and under. The 15-20 does very well up to 1.5 ounces, can push 2. The 25-30 is quite comfortable fishing 3/4 to 3 ounces, with 1-2 being a very nice range. For the 30-50 1.5 to 4 ounces is a good range. That model can do a bit higher but you should note how it's loading up on your casts and adjust accordingly. These rods do best with someone who has some experience and they travel very, very well. They are not intended as boat rods, they are inshore surf rods, and in that arena they represent some of the best rods ever produced.

Buy Description Price
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 8 to 12 lb conventional $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 8 to 12 lb spinning $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 20 lb conventional $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 20 lb spinning $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 25 to 30 lb conventional $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 25 to 30 lb spinning $149.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb conventional $159.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb spinning $159.99

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Hey Mark, I just thought I should show you what I caught down in Rancho on my new Surf Explorer. Thanks again, Max

 

I wanted to let all the staff at Charkbait know that I received my Surf Explorer travel rod today and I am happier than a kid in a candy store. This rod is top notch in quality as far as construction, ease of assembly, and amazingly light which will be very nice for long days of casting lures and jigs for stripers here in Oklahoma.  This rod looks sleek and sporty with the anodized red aluminum accents and the carbon fiber on the reel seat and is perfect match for my Abu Garcia 6500 C3 reel. The rod tube is really cool as well with the Charkbait logo embroidered on the front. I cannot think of enough words to describe how nice this rod is. In fact a coworker of mine saw me open the rod package today and even commented on how nice the rod looked and he is not even an avid fisherman. I have owned a lot of different fishing rods in my life and would rank this in the top 5 overall. Some of the rods I have owned have been Falcon, G Loomis, Daiwa, and Bass pro-Offshore angler-ocean master. This Charkbait rod is by far one of the best, and I will definitely tell all my angler friends in Oklahoma about your amazing products and recommend that they purchase from Charkbait. I rate my ordering experience, top notch as well. Customer service was amazing in getting my ship to address corrected promptly so as not to affect the delivery date. I look forward to future business with Charkbait.

 Thank you very much
Bryan Arens
Oklahoma City, OK

Leeana,   Please forward this to your boss.
This morning I took the Surf Explorer down to my “test site”.  I saddled up with an Abu 6600C5 Mag X holding 14# Suffix Siege and  a 75g egg sinker,used a common fishing rig. (You folks would call it a “Carolina rig”).  I just wanted to see how the rod casted and it was much more than I expected.  I’m an average caster who’s getting older but even with  an 9 mph wind in my face I was averaging a measured 270’  the longest was 291'.  Not too shabby for me and an 8’75” rod. I seldom have to cast that far but it’s nice to have the confidence that I can do it if needed.   If I used braid I could have squeezed out the extra feet for an even 100 yards.  The closest rod I own in comparison is a St.Croix, PSRC86M2, rated 1/2-2 oz. and I felt the Surf Explorer was lighter and  easier to work with over a 2 hour period of constant casting.  The sensitivity of the  four section rod was also equal to the two part Premier.  There are lots of crabs around to chew on your bait and I could feel them at work.  Now I only have to catch a fish!.   I just wanted to say I’m pleased with the product and very pleased with the customer service from CharkBait!  I plan on sharing my good fortune with friends at other forums!
Ev Burroughs


Warranty, CharkBait Offshore and Inshore Explorer Rods rods carry a one year guarantee of quality of materials and construction. Rods are checked prior to shipment, but if a failure occurs because of defect in blank construction (doubtful) we will gladly replace the rod. Breakage caused by mis-use (high sticking and vicious car doors) will have support through replacement at an accommodation price of 50% of the purchase price - one time only. Returned rods are at clients expense, and must be sent to our Huntington Beach location for evaluation and warranty coverage.

 

Inshore Explorer ®  for Casting

We've further expanded our Travel Rod lineup to include three inshore and one surf casting rod, all available in conventional or spinning guides. The 3 models of Inshore Explorer provide the traveling fisherman different actions for different line tests. All models are three piece 7'6", using light and strong graphite blanks, quality cork handles for light weight and trigger grips on the conventional guide rods. These rods are VERY light and sensitive. Guides are made to handle both Spectra and monofilament lines. You have 3 choices in line test use on these excellent rods, with nominal ratings of 12#, 15# and 20# application. In the past, there have been a couple travel rods covering the lighter line tests similar to these (but shorter in length) from Penn International. They ranged from $199 to $139 in price, but could not be produced at those prices and were discontinued by Penn. Those rods have been off the market for a few years now, but they provided a base for the design of our series of rods. Ours are longer, lighter, and since there is no middleman in the process, no distributor markup, ours are a much better value. Ours are also much better looking! These rods are a very good value at $129 complete with a very nice storage/travel tube.

Finally made it to the Bahamas to do some bone fishing. I bought your Inshore Explorer 12 lb travel rod and used Spectra 12lb line! This outfit worked great! Landed 8 bone fish my first time out ever with the guide. Thanks for providing such great products.
Keith Freese

I ordered a 15lb spinning travel rod from you folks for a trip to Tobago last November. I was pleased when it arrived, but after fishing it ….the quality and performance of this rod were fantastic! I was primarily on a sailboat cruise, but was able to fish from the boat, a kayak, and shoreline. Caught barracuda, eye jacks, mullet, mutton snapper, houndfish, and even missed a few tarpon hits, and had an absolute ball.The flex offered me the ability to cast small lures, but also power fish away from mangroves and rocks.The protective case it came in was quality too, could carry on and was well protected. Thanks for making and shipping a quality product. Will used your web store in the future! Even though it is clear across the country!!

Thanks a bunch,

 Rick Seifert
East Hampton
, Ct.

 
Buy Description Price
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 12lb Travel Rod - conventional guides $129.99
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 12lb Travel Rod - spinning guides $129.99
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 15lb Travel Rod - conventional guides $129.99
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 15lb Travel Rod - spinning guides $129.99
sold out CharkBait Inshore Explorer 20lb Travel Rod - conventional guides $129.99
sold out CharkBait Inshore Explorer 20lb Travel Rod - spinning guides $129.99

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 Okuma Nomad Travel Rods

We've been getting requests from folks looking for good offshore rods, that can travel easily -  for years. Unfortunately, there really haven't been any produced that were up to snuff (with the exception of Penn's discontinued light line Travel Rods). There has never been an offshore capable travel rods made to fish the heavier line tests we're most apt to need, you know, the basic stuff like 20-50# class casting rods. They were not made. Well, Okuma created a series of travel rods that will make breezing through high security airports tolerable, cut "oversize" charges from the bill, and provide you with some quality gear that can deal with larger version saltwater fish. Remember all those times you went fishing at a distant shore, only to find the equipment deficient? Well, now you can come prepared! These are effective fishing rods for typical offshore fishing.

There are several unique features these rods incorporate for your advantage. The first thing I noticed is that these three piece rods come with an extra tip section! With the added tip, you can now fish two different line tests from the same rod. Or, you can change up your action to match your particular style for the day's fishing. Nice thought guys! Unlike many multi piece rods which simply won't stand up to the pressure a saltwater fish can provide, these rods use a European Spigot Ferrule connection between sections of the rod. This is stronger, and provides a one-piece feel when fishing. It's a bit harder to put the pieces together, but it's the right design for what we're doing here. You also get an ALPS aluminum reel seat. This is an expensive piece of rod building componetry, and is testament to the rods overall quality and sense of purpose. .

No more relying on whatever gear is at hand when you go on exotic fishing trips. With the Nomad Travel Rod series by Okuma, now you can pack your own rods with ease as you head out on ANY fishing adventure.

Essentially two rods in one, each Nomad Travel Rod comes with two seperate tip sections that provide distinctly different actions, but through the use of the European Spigot Ferrule connection points, the rods have an accurate and true "One-Piece" feel and action.

We have a short, very poorly made video showing off the Nomad travel rods - click here!  

 

FEATURED IN THE APRIL 2009 EDITION OF SPORTFISHING MAGAZINE!!!

Nomad Travel Rods Features:

  • 3-Section Break Down For Easy Travel
  • Two (2) Separate Tip Actions Per Rod
  • European Spigot Ferrule Connection For True "One-Piece" Rod Feel
  • ALPS 316 Stainless Steel Guides With Zirconium Guide Inserts
  • ALPS Two Tone Anodized Triangular Aluminum Reel Seat
  • ALPS Anodized Aluminum Gimbal With Protective Butt Cap
  • Water Resistant Zippered Travel Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Nomad » Casting

Model Guide Length / Action Line Wt. (lbs) Number of Guides Sections Order Price
NT-C-663UL-L
NEW
ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 6'6" - Ultra Light / Light 10~17 / 10~20 6+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-C-663M-MH ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 6'6" - Medium / Medium Heavy 30~60 6+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-C-703UL/L
NEW
ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Ultralight / Light 10~17 / 10~20 6+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-C-703L-ML ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Light / Medium Light 15~40 6+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-C-703M-MH ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Medium / Medium Heavy 30~60 6+Tip 3+1 179.99


Nomad » Spinning

Model Guide Length / Action Line Wt. (lbs) Number of Guides Sections Order Price
NT-S-663UL-L
NEW
ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 6'6" - Ultra Light / Light 10~17 / 10~20 5+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-S-703UL-L
NEW
ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Ultralight / Light 10~17 / 10~20 5+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-S-703L-ML ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Light / Medium Light 15~40 5+Tip 3+1 179.99
NT-S-703M-MH ALPS 316 SS Frame / Zirconium PVD Insert 7'0" - Medium / Medium Heavy 30~60 5+Tip 3+1 179.99

 

Okuma Travel Rods
New Xpress Series

Okuma introduced a new series of travel rods at ICAST in July 2013, and quite frankly by doing so convinced me not to produce our own very popular 30-40# class rod for the future. Ours did some things better in my humble opinion, made for a better dual purpose troller and caster, and with an extra section it also saved a few inches in traveling. But, Okuma did two things that I simply could not match. Given that they own their own rod factories, they can produce things at a much better cost - when it's in their interest to do so. Further, their rod factory is quite good, as demonstrated by the Makaira series rods. So, upon seeing the new Xpress rods I cancelled our order for the CharkBait 30/40.

Here's the run down on the Xpress Series: These are all three piece rods, seven feet in length, offering very good quality guides and blank construction. The Nomad series from Okuma makes use of better quality ALPS components, the Xpress series does not, the Nomad series rods also offer an extra rod tip in their package so you can cover an additional line class. But, take away those features and the cost drops, and it drops BIG. The new Xpress series rod run under $100! That's simply amazing in my book, less than what I can produce a rod for, and that's due to the size of this behemoth company. Okuma is a huge company, and when they decide to do something, they can indeed blow the socks of any other manufacturer in the sportfishing world. The rods all come in a nice storage bag for easy traveling.

There are two rod series within the Xpress line, inshore and offshore oriented rods.

Buy Description Price
Okuma Xpress NTX-C703M Conventional 20-40 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress NTX-C703MH Conventional 30-60 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress NTX-S703M Spinning 20-40 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress NTX-S703MH Spinning 30-60 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress Inshore NTxi-C 703MH Conventional 10-20 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress Inshore NTxi-S 703L Spinning 8-17 lb $99.99
Okuma Xpress Inshore NTxi-S 703MH Spinning 10-20 lb $99.99

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Okuma Nomad Inshore Travel Rods

Okuma expanded their Nomad series to include some excellent inshore models featuring a split grip, OC9 Technology - offering increased durability from graphite blanks and carbon outer wrap. This construction is unique and proprietary in nature, and should be something well received by fishermen as time goes one. All models are 7 feet in length, all offer 2 tip sections for expanded application (example, Medium and Medium Light tips included) and all are 3 piece designs. The waterproof travel bag is of nice construction, and the rods ALL FEATURE European Spigot Ferrule design for added durability and the feel of a one piece rod. Excellent construction, excellent design and equally excellent value with these dandy products from Okuma.

The Okuma Inshores use ALPS components, with two tone blue and silver anodizing color, a trigger on the baitcasting/conventional rods and no trigger on the spinners (of course).  The ALPS guides feature Zirconium inserts for Spectra/braid friendliness and durability. The grips are made from cork for sensitivity and light weight. Nomad Inshore Travel rods are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Jeeze these guys keep getting things right!

Model Rod Action Length Sections LINE WT. Guides Weight Price
CASTING RODS
NTI-C703ML-L MEDIUM TO LIGHT 7' 3+1EXTRA TIP 6-15
/10-17
9+TIP 6.8 OZ $149.99
NTI-C703M-MH MEDIUM TO HEAVY 7' 3+1EXTRA TIP 10-17
/12-20
9+TIP 6.9 OZ $149.99
SPINNING RODS
NTI-S-703ML-M MEDIUM TO LIGHT 7' 3+1EXTRA TIP 6-15
/10-17
9+TIP 7.0 OZ $149.99
NTI-S-703M-MH MEDIUM TO HEAVY 7' 3+1EXTRA TIP 10-17
/12-20
9+TIP 7.2 OZ $149.99
 
Buy Description Price
Okuma Nomad Inshore NTI C 703 ML M $149.99
Okuma Nomad Inshore NTI C 703 M MH $149.99
Okuma Nomad Inshore NTI S 703 ML M SPIN $149.99
Okuma Nomad Inshore NTI S 703 M MH SPIN $149.99

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Citrix Travel Rods

Okuma's Citrix Travel Rods feature IM8 Graphite blank construction for sensitivity and light weight. The rods are four piece and fit into a nice compact tube of about 24" lenght. They make use of a lightweight EVA split grip for reduced weight, with zero foregrip design for improved balance and weight reduction. Again, Okuma makes great use of ALPS stainless steel guide frames with Zirconium line guide inserts for use with both braided or mono lines. There's a Pac Bay Minima reel seat, anodized aluminum reel seat threads for strength and balance, a stainless steel hook keeper, and Okuma's limited lifetime warranty.

 

MODEL LENGTH LINE SECTIONS WEIGHT PRICE
CIT-C-724M 7'2" 8-17# 4 4.4 OZ $119.99
SPINNING
CIT-S-664ML 6'6" 6-12 4 4 $119.99
CIT-S-664ML 7'2" 6-12 4 4.3 $119.99
CIT-S-664ML 7'2" 8-17 4 4.5 $119.99
 
Buy Description Price
Okuma Citrix CIT-C-724M $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-662ML $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-724ML $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-724M $119.99

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KingFisher

KingFisher's Expedition Rods have gained a strong following overseas, and are just now available in America. Unique to our offerings, KingFisher's main claim to fame has been their Fly Rods, with three weights to choose from. But, they also manufacture one conventional rod worthy of consideration. Notable features: all of their rods come with an extra tip section for no additional cost allowing a wide range of use as well as insurance against breakage and down-time on your next expedition. The fly rods are all 4 piece, the conventional rod 3 piece, plus extra tips. Each rod comes in a transport friendly tube, with liner wrap to protect the rods. The fly rods all use light weight high quality cork for comfort and long life, the conventional rod uses hypolon. The rods are of composite construction, use a spigot ferrule system and good componentry. The fly rods are available in three weight classes, 4 & 6, 8 & 10 and 12 wt.  The conventional rod is designed for 20-30# and 30-40# (with the heavier tip section terminating in a roller). KingFisher rods have had some excellent success for many species of fish, but certainly tops have been sailfish.

"These days there is a huge range of mid level fly rods on the market and some fine rods among them. I'm pleased to say that these KingFisher Expedition series rods really stand out from the crowd and offer exceptional power, performance and value for the money. The spare tip is a good addition as well - ten out of ten for a great new product." Nat Bromhead, Saltater Flyfishing guide, Queensland, Australia.

"The rod is a seriously good casting rod for th emoney and I don't think you could get a better value saltwater fly rod anywhere. It has a very fast recovery and it will handle 11 to 13 very well." Gordon Dunlop, Fly fisherman, Sydney Aus, Expedition 12 wt. rod.

The fly rods are made from pure high modulus graphite for light weight, fast action and quick recovery. They feature ALPS guides, the heavy fly rod features an oversize cork handle section - with the intent of larger fish on the other end. Model EXZ663M/MH conventional rid us if graphite/glass construction, 3 piece, one roller tip section for trolling duty and one with ceramic guides for jigging and bait fishing. The rod is made for fishing 20-30# lines.

 

 


4 & 6 wt Rod
 

8, 10, 12wt Rods

20-30 & 30-40 wt conventional Rod
 
 
Buy Description Price
KingFisher Expedition Rod 4 wt FLY (includes two tips) $199.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod  6 wt FLY (includes two tips) $199.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod 8  wt FLY (includes two tips) $219.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod 10 wt FLY (includes two tips) $219.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod 12 wt FLY (includes two tips) $229.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod 20-30 Conventional (includes both roller and ring tip sections) $229.99
KingFisher Expedition Rod 30-40 Conventional (includes both roller and ring tip sections) $229.99

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