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Link to this postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Note 71-North Travel rod - long term review

A number of years ago I bought a sectional fishing pole from 71-North because it fits easily in checked luggage.

This offshore-class rod has survived a number of trips to the islands and is very rugged. It is rated to 40-lb test, and has been well tested with Mahi, tuna, and barracuda.

Paired with a Penn 310GT2 reel it makes an excellent trolling rod. With a baitcasting reel you can change things up and cast out to the fish breaking on the water that we often see in the islands on a morning sail.

I found a small hand-gaff that will fit in the rod-case with the rod, so it doesn't take up any extra room in the suitcase, and it's also better protected. This gaff can be used as-is, or duct-taped to an extra boat-hook or broom-handle you can easily get your hands on in the islands.




Here's a link: http://www.psfishing.com/edition-im-12-71-rod-40-travel.html
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