I was always skeptical about using travel rods. Well, on my recent trip to Jurassic Lake Lodge in
Argentina I decided to give it a try. With strict baggage rules in place on most airlines, travel rods can be packed on carry on luggage thus reducing a check bag--your rodcase. Dawia makes a new Ardito spinning rod which comes in 3 sections. Eagle Claw makes a very affordable Trailmaster spinning rod which breaks down into 4 sections. These rods were able to handle the monster rainbow trout of Jurassic Lake so I highly recommend considering travel rods on your next adventure.