The Daiwa Ardito Multi-Piece Travel Rods are designed for easy travel and feature high quality and sensitivity. The X45 Bias graphite fiber construction of these rods provides for flexibility, strength and virtually zero blank twist.
I bought one of these and leave it in my car. At least a couple times a week, I hit ponds on the way home from work. I also take it hiking, camping, and on vacations. Any time I see a lake or stream, I can stop and fish a bit. I can cast small spinners, senkos, spinnerbaits, cranks. It's a good middle-of-the-road rod, that doesn't excel at anything, but does everything well enough. Bass, pike, bream, crappie and trout have all been caught. It's well worth the money.
ProsGood case, small, can fit in a backpack, looks discreet for when fishing urban ponds.
ConsNone so far.
October 12, 2018
Whether you're on a family holiday or a hardcore fishing trip these will do the job
I have a few of these in both the 7'0 Casting and 7'0 Spinning models and they are fantastic travel rods. I travel a fair amount to fish and only taking fly rods previously it does limit your fishing somewhat.
Much to the annoyance of my other half I can now take a decent rod with me whenever we go away in case an opportunity presents itself and more often than not I do find some time to throw a few lures even if it does mean waking up at the crack of dawn.
I've also taken these rods to the Amazon where they stood up to some serious scrutiny from some pretty big peacock bass. It's great to find a good quality rod a decent price. My main complaints with 3+ piece rods in the past is you can either get quality or you can save money and until now these were mutually exclusive.
ProsGood quality Balanced Great action for a travel rod Flex Ferrules(was unsure about the claims and may be my imagine but not as much of a dead spot as other travel rods) Price
Consnon to report so far
September 18, 2018
Daiwa ARDT763MHFS-TR Ardito
Bought this for travel for a future trip. Rod is of high quality and as advertised. I do not see any issues that I will have traveling with this unless TSA decides poles are now deadly weapons.
ProsGood length for travel. Rod connects well to other pieces. Did some testing of the rod & reel with some different lures and it is a nice little traveling rod. One of a few (to only) rods that are able to bridge the range of lure weights that I am looking to use. The bulk of the other rods have a much lighter and more restricted range of lure weights.
ConsA bit on the pricey side.
July 7, 2018
It's an excellent casting rod and ideal for my fishing travels with my family
ProsEasy to carry
Trophy Club, TX
April 16, 2018
Awesome Travel Rod
This is an awesome travel rod, highly recommend it!
April 14, 2016
Excellent value for money
Excellent construction, light weight, very good casting performance, good action, feels like a 2 piece rod not a 3 piece and the travel case makes it an excellent value for money. Size, line rating and casting weight makes it suitable for use both in freshwater and inshore saltwater applications. Pair it up with a 3000 or light 4000 size reel for the best balance.
ProsCasts accurate and far Lightweight Perfect for travel by air
ConsWish a heavier category was also available, but thats not a con just lack of options in this range.
May 28, 2015
light and strong
I bought the Ardito travel rod to fish with got-chas, small plugs and jigs. Due to its lenght it casts really long. It is a light but Strong rod, caught jacks, pompanos and big tilapias (freshwater). I definetely recommend it!
Proseasy to carry, light, nice foregrip
September 17, 2014
Very nice rod. Good action for the purpose of bass fishing(Texas rig worm, frogs). Great for transport and good quality.