Itâ€;™;s a fantastic rod for travel or normal use. I took it on every trip I went on and also use it just about every time I head out on the pier or kayak. Itâ€;™;s sensitive and handles fish very well. I love it!
ProsEverything about it
By Jim m.
March 4, 2017
The quality and finish are great. The overall design for The Nomad Xpresscould could use some major improvements. The rod is very stiff and brittle, and as a result all the load is contrasted within the tip section of the rod. These rods will work fine for small fish but if you need more than 10 pounds for drag, or force, will probably break the tip ferrule or tip, as has been my repeated experience. The model I've been using was Ntxi-S-703MH Nomad Xpress. My advice to Okuma would be to incorporate some fiber glass and work on better load distribution with in the rod.
ProsLight weight, good quality and finish
Okuma Express Travel Rod
March 5, 2016
Nice deal for the money.
By Adventure M.
Quite the Rod
August 24, 2014
Purchased this rod for fishing Southwest Florida, I have travel rods from other makers that cost twice as much, this rod is light weight and beautifully made comes with a travel case,,,,can't be beat. Just ordered a second one from TackleDirect. Great price, great sevice
Will Okuma Ntx S 703MH spinning rod balance well with Shimano Saragosa 8000....or better with 6000 will use 50-65 lb braid..... Travel to Aruba...wide variety of potential fish there..........
Given the line you plan on using you'd want to use the Saragosa 8000. However, these rods are going to be too light for a 65 lb. braid application. I would suggest looking at the Nomad Travel Rod model number NT-S-703M-MH.
Hello, my question is pertaining to the action/power of the Nomad Xpress rods. I will be fishing SW Florida in late March for LM bass up to 30/40lb Tarpon. Would the ML or MH be better suited for the applications? Would the MH be overkill for bass/snook? I'm not looking for the regular nomad series with two tips. Thank you!
The ML Okuma Nomad Xpress Inshore Travel Rod would be best suited for the applications.
Are Alp guides and reel seat used in the xpress rods? If not, what is used? Thanks
Hello Tom. They unfortunately do not use Alps reel seats. The reel seats are standard Okuma reel seats. The guides however are Alps brand. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!