Top 3 Destination Travel Rods

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

How to Build the Best Rod 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.

Watch Mud Hole After Hours for the top 3 destination travel rods:




Rod Building for Florida and Similar Lake 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 your TR843-3-MHX Casting Travel Rod and build the perfect big pond hopping rod for your vacation!

Building the Perfect Rod for Your Tropical Getaway

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!

Custom Rod Building for the 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…

Building 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 the water.

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

For more tips, read our blog: 5 Rod Building Tips to Improve Ferrule Wraps!

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.

Don’t forget to check out all the rod blanks designed for your favorite fishing applications, only at Mud Hole!