Build the Best 3 Travel Fishing Rods

Build the Best 3 Travel Fishing Rods


Whether you're taking a fishing trip or just sneaking away from your family vacation to make it one, Mud Hole After Hours is back to talk about building the best travel rods for your destination fishing.

High-Performance Custom Rods for Your Fishing Trip

Whether you're heading to Florida, the Bahamas, or any other body of water in the world, find out what rod build is best to make the most of your time there.


Some anglers are lucky enough to take fishing trips, others may find themselves sneaking off to make their family trip into one. Regardless of how you get to the water, be prepared with the performance to catch fish and the equipment to enjoy doing it.

Here are the top 3 destination travel rods to build:

The Most Valuable Travel Rod for Keys or Stream Fishing


When you're heading down to the Florida Keys, but all you can think of is hooking up on a bonefish and hearing that reel squeal as your fight begins, the TFW781-3-MHX will be the best light travel rod to keep in mind.

The TFW781-3-MHX is rated for 2-6 pound line, 1/32-1/4 oz lures, and performs great in freshwater and light saltwater applications alike. With a moderate action and light power, this TFW781-3-MHX gives you an awesome performance and a high-quality experience. Measuring in at 6'6", you can expect the TFW781-3-MHX to cast with incredible precision, which helps to keep from spooking fish in the gin-clear waters of places like the Keys.

Or are you considering a camping trip? Chances are there's a stream nearby, so build the TFW781-3-MHX for the best light travel Rod. Perfect for catching stream fish like trout, panfish, and perch, this TFW781 will put a ton of fun in the palm of your hand!

Although great in lighter applications, the TFW781-3-MHX is also perfect to hand over to your kids. Before long, you'll watch them reel in their next fish or maybe even their first, while all you have to do is savor the memory.

Begin assembling your TFW781-3-MHX light travel rod here…

The Best Rod for Florida and Other Lake Fishing Destinations

From the lakes of Florida and Alabama, to the Tennessee River and all the major lakes across the nation, the TR843-3-MHX will be your best bet for a high-quality casting travel rod.

Since we're looking for something in the medium or medium-heavy range with a length of about 7 feet and a fast action, the MB843-MHX would be great, however its 3-piece counterpart, the TR843-3-MHX is designed to travel. Rated for 8-15 pound line and 3/16-5/8 oz lures, the versatile TR843-3-MHX has you covered for throwing everything from topwaters and worms, to frogs and Carolina rigs.

Taking the performance driven design behind the MB843 and tweaking it into 3 pieces for traveling convenience, the TR843-3-MHX is easy to store in a rod tube, stow away under car seats, and even fits airport regulations.

Grab the TR843-3-MHX Kit and build the perfect big pond hopping rod for your vacation!

The Perfect Travel Rod for Your Tropical Vacation

Maybe your trip is all about a target species, or maybe you're just slipping away from that island getaway to catch some fish, either way the TFW842-3-MHX builds you the best spinning travel rod to have alongside.

Dialing the power back compared to the casting travel rod, this TFW842-3-MHX is engineered with a moderate fast action and a light power to maximize your hook ups and catch all the fishing fun fish out on the water. The TFW842-3-MHX performs best when throwing 6-10 pound line and 1/16-5/16 oz lures, especially in freshwater and light saltwater applications.

At a full 7 feet, the TFW842-3-MHX provides the perfect balance between casting distance and accuracy, while 3-piece construction makes traveling a breeze.

Start building your TFW842-3-MHX spinning travel rod and see what you can catch!

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Additional Tips for Multi-Piece Travel Rods

Multi-piece blanks, like the MHX Travel Rods above, are perfect for accompanying your adventure, but these blanks do require some extra preparation. Namely, ferrule wraps on each section are necessary before you hit you the water.

Increasing the hoop strength around the female end, ferrule wraps reinforce the connection point between each conjoining section of the blank. Some ferrules can include guides, while others serve as support, but regardless, there importance remains the same.

MHX is proud to engineer performance driven rod blanks for any occasion. If there's water, chances are there's also fish, so see what you could catch on your next vacation.

Check out all the rod blanks available for your favorite fishing applications here at Mud Hole!

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