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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!  

Note: The triangular shaped ALPS seat used for these wonderful rods will not fit the standard Avet reel base on the SX and MX series reels - you will need to make use of their narrow reel foot, and that's an option.

 

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

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Nomad » Casting

Model Guide Length / Action Line Wt. (lbs) Number of Guides Sections Order Price
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-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-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

 

Nomad Surf

Okuma produces some nice surf rods these days. The blank material is made from a durable and light weight graphite with carbon outer wrap. Fuji K-Concept guides for safe super braid use and reduced wind knots.  The foregrip and rear grips have a shrinkwrap, X-Wrap, outer material for durable non-slip performance. All rods make use of Fuji's DPS reel seat, with European Spigot Ferrule Connection for a one piece feel. The rods offer a one year warranty and come in a hard tube. All rods are made for spinning reel use, and break down in four sections with a hard tube travel case. They travel at 32 inches.

 
Buy Description Price
Okuma Nomad Surf NTS-S-904M 10 to 25 lb, 9 foot length $199.99
Okuma Nomad Surf NTS-S-1004MH 15 to 30 lb,  10 ft. length $199.99
Okuma Nomad Surf NTS-S-1004H 20 to 40 lb,   10 ft. length $199.99

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Okuma Travel Rods
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 and pack at about 32 inches for these three piece seven foot length rods.

There are two rod series within the Xpress line, inshore and offshore oriented rods. Inshore's have the cork grips, offshore oriented rods the hypalon handle material.

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-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 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 6'8" 6-12 4 4 $119.99
CIT-S-724ML 7'2" 8-12 4 4.3 $119.99
CIT-S-724M 7'2" 8-17 4 4.5 $119.99
 
Buy Description Price
Okuma Citrix CIT-C-724M $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-664ML $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-724ML $119.99
Okuma Citrix CIT-S-724M $119.99

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DAIWA ARDITO TRAVEL RODS

Nice to see some new players in the travel rod business. Daiwa introduced several models over the recent years and we're happy to add them to our offerings.  Nicely made, very good actions and some unique features make Daiwa's Ardito Travel rods well worth considering.


Ardito-TR Multi-Piece Rods

ARDITO-TR FEATURES:

  • Daiwa’s exclusive HVF (High Volume Fiber) Graphite construction

  • X45 Bias Graphite fiber construction for flexibility, strength and virtually zero blank twist

  • V-Flex Ferrule Joint System

  • Un-sanded Micro pitch taping Blank

  • Multi-piece travel design

  • Fuji® Aluminum Oxide Guides

  • Semi-hard travel case

  • 5 Year Warranty

     

MULTI-PIECE TRAVEL BAITCASTING/CONVENTIONAL RODS
Model Number Power Action Length
Feet
Pieces Line Wt.
(Lb.)
Lure Wt.
(Ounces)
No.
Guides
PRICE
ARDT703MFB-TR M F 7' 3 8 - 17 1/4 - 3/4 10 $129
ARDT703MHFB-TR MH F 7' 3 10 - 20 1/4 - 1 10 $129
ARDT763MHFB-TR MH F 7'6" 3 10 - 20 1/4 - 1 10 $129
MULTI-PIECE TRAVEL SPINNING RODS
ARDT703MFS-TR M F 7' 3 6 - 15 1/4 - 3/4 8 $129
ARDT703MFS-TR M F 7' 3 6 - 15 1/4 - 3/4 8 $129
ARDT763MLXS-TR ML XF 7'6" 3 4 - 15 1/8 - 3/8 8 $129
ARDT763MHFS-TR MH F 7'6" 3 8 - 17 1/4 - 1 8 $129
MULTI-PIECE COMBO SPINNING AND CASTING TRAVEL ROD

Model Number Power Action Length
Feet
Pieces Line Wt.
(Lb.)
Lure Wt.
(Ounces)
No.
Guides
PRICE
ARDT70MHF-SC MH F 7' 3+1 8 - 17 1/4 - 1 9 $139

 

The last rod shown, the ARDT70NHF-SC, is the most interesting - all are very, very good, but the SC is unique. One rod to cover both spinning and conventional reels! I bought one of these for my wife, and a 703MFB for my son. A rod that swings both ways?  WONDERFUL!!!  Makes life easy for those occasions when you want to have a rod in the car or along on the trip, but you're unsure of the best approach.  Take two reels and one rod and be prepared!

 
Buy Description Price
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MFB-TR $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MHFB-TR $129.99
H Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MHFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MLXS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT70MHF-SC SPIN CONV $139.99

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