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I am in the market for a spinning rod that can be used for back country camping/fishing trips in Montana. Looking for a 3 or 4 piece rod that can be broken down and stored in a piece of PVC tubing and lashed to my pack while hiking. Light or medium light power and 5'6" or 6' long is what I had in mind. If anybody has one that they like, I would love to hear about it. Hoping I can spend around $50 or less and still get a decent rod. Thanks for any advice.

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Have you looked at the Shakespeare rods that come in a plastic case? I know a few folks out in CO that have used them and said they worked. Not the best rod and reel combo in the world but they are light, small and packable.

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I know Scheel's has pretty much that exact same rod (it comes in four pieces). I forget the price, but it's close to what you're looking to spend. I'd stop in there if you have one near you.

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Be sure to check out the selection at the BIG stores in Rogers or Owatonna. Have carried some of their pack-rods, in various weights, to many far flung places. Don't know about prices but if you are expecting to get a rod, reel etc. for less than $50 you are asking a big much don't you think?

At any rate: I've always been surprised by the quality of some of their spin and fly rods.

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I was hoping to get just the rod for $50 or less. Already have reels that I can put on it. Unfortunately I am out in Montana and the closest Cabela's is a few hour drive. Thanks for the input so far. I'll be sure to check into those that were mentioned.

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The Walmarts has a Daiwa Minicast kit. $43. If you have one near where you are (where isn't there a walmart), you can check if they have them available online before you drive there.

They also have this "R2F 7' Telescoping SW/AS Combo with Bag". I am sure it's not the best quality but it looks like it'll get you fishing and packable

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St.Croix has some nice travel rods in their Triumph line.

Model Length Power Action PCS Line Weight Lure Weight Rod Weight Handle Price

TRS56ULF4 5'6" UL Fast 4 2 - 6 1/32 - 3/16 2.7 1 $ 100

TRS60LF4 6' L Fast 4 4 - 8 1/16 - 5/16 3.5 2 $ 100

TRS66MLF4 6'6" ML Fast 4 4 - 10 1/8 - 1/2 4.7 4 $ 110

TRS66MF4 6'6" M Fast 4 6 - 12 1/4 - 5/8 4.9 4 $ 110

I know they are twice the price as your looking to spend, but I'm sure they would be a little more durable and give you a better selection on rod weight and length.

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Triumphs are nice rods! I have a ML that I used for almost all my fishing needs.. from trout and panfish to big pike.. Plus they come with a 5yr warranty

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Just get one of these:

Ha! That's pretty funny. I remember my old man having one of those laying around when I was just a little tike. I wonder if he still has that thing.

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