Shakespeare® Travel Mate Telescoping Spinning Rod Combo Kit - Collapsible, 5’6”, Medium
About Shakespeare® Travel Mate Telescoping Spinning Rod Combo Kit - Collapsible, 5’6”, Medium
Closeouts. Shakespeare®'s Travel Mate combo kit comes complete with a collapsible, telescoping Shakespeare Travel Mate spinning rod and a pre-loaded Shakespeare reel featuring both left- and right-hand retrieve. The protective molded case keeps it all organized all the way to the fishing holes and back.
Specs about Shakespeare® Travel Mate Telescoping Spinning Rod Combo Kit - Collapsible, 5’6”, Medium
- Reel type: Spinning; Retrieve: Left or right; Line weight: 4-8 lb. Line capacity: 115 yds./6 lb.; Rod power: Medium
- Length: 5'6"
- Number of pieces: 6-piece telescoping
- Type of grip: One handed
- Type of cork: EVA foam
- Reel seat: Down locking
- Reel seat material: Composite
- Spacer material: Composite
- Rod material: Graphite
- Guide material: Chrome
- Rod case: Yes
- Rod case material: Composite
- Recommended use: Freshwater
- Made in China
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Most Helpful 3-Star Review
Very compact; quality marginalReviewed by Larry in WC from San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, July 26, 2018I just received this rod & reel combination so I can now answer some key questions. The rod itself, collapsed, is just under 14" from tip to butt. It is 5 sections (5'-6" extended) with 3 guides + the tip-top. The reel does not include a line strength rating but the line diameter is 0.009" which suggests 6 to 8-Lb. test for the clear monofilament. There is a lever to engage a silent anti-reverse. I also bought better, 4-Lb. line to encourage light tackle.
Overall, the quality of every item is marginal but the very compact rod encourages taking the rod & reel along on a hike or trip; this could be a saving grace to make it worthwhile as a gift for a youngster. And the case, while not precision, seems to provide pretty good protection (and a few lure or hook compartments) for bouncing around in a car or truck.
Question & Answer
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“What is the collapsed length of the rod? what are the case outer dimensions? what test line is loaded on the reel? Thanks!”
Approx. 13 x 10 x 3.5. Honestly, I am looking for a better case as I think it doesn't need to be that large. There are 8 spaces for tackle, but I feel they are awkwardly shaped and they are really to deep for what I want to store. I don't remember what the line loaded was as I already replaced it. The rod is rated for 4-8 lbs.