Travel Rods

With airlines currently charging for any additional piece of luggage many anglers are seeking travel rods that will pack down small enough to fit into a suitcase. These can either be of a telescopic construction or multi-section. Telescopic rods are the lower cost option, however with most, it is difficult to replace any ring that may become damaged. With multi-section rods this is not a problem as the rings are whipped on in the traditional fashion and can be relatively easily replaced. They are stronger than the telescopic variety and tend to have much better actions for both casting and playing a fish as the tapers of each section are carefully determined to give optimum performance.

Woody’s have responded to our customers needs and now have a large selection of different rods suitable for all types of fishing both at home and abroad. Listed below is a selection of some of the better quality travel rods we can offer.


Shimano Exage

  • 1.8 metre
  • 2.1 metre
  • 2.4 metre


Spinning and General Purpose

  • Vengeance
  • Exage
  • Beastmaster

Carp Rods

Freshwater Float

Saltwater Boat

Saltwater Beach

Fly Rods

Woody's Travel Rod Quiver

Illustrated here is a useful accessory Woody’s have had made for holding a telescopic rod, reel plus accessories. This allows the outfit to be kept assembled, the rod merely being extended prior to fishing. Ideal for “instant” fishing.

Part of Woody’s Selection of Multi-Section Travel Rods

Many of our customer who are fishing abroad, rather than packing a 2.1 metre rod tube, require a fishing rod that will fit into a suitcase. Woody’s have a large selection of such rods, suitable for most types of fishing and fish around the world. Please see detailed below, part of our selection. We aim to keep these rods in stock at all times however occasionally we find we are unable to replace a particular rod quickly from our supplier. Most of these rods come complete with a rod bag and travel tube.

Shimano “Exage” spinning rods

2.4 metre (8ft) 5pce 14gm – 40 grm casting weight – £94.99
2.4 metre (8ft) 4 pce – up to 250 grm casting weight – £94.99
2.7 metre (9ft) 5 pce 10grm – 30 grm casting weight – £109.99

Imax “Ocean Scout” Trolling Rods

1.85 metre (6ft) 3 pce 30lb class – £119.99
1.85 metre (6ft) 3 pce 50lb class – £119.99
1.85 metre (6ft) 3 pce 80lb class – £119.99

Snowbee “Deep Blue” Charter General Purpose Rods

2.30 metre (7ft 6ins) 4 pce 8-12 lb class – £79.99
2.30 metre (7ft 6ins) 4 pce 12 – 20 lb class – £79.99
2.30 metre (7ft 6ins) 4 pce 20lb – 30lb class – £84.99
2.30 metre (7ft 6ins) 4 pce 50lb – 80lb class – £79.99

Shimano “Exage” Boat / Trolling Rods

1.98 metre (6,43 ft) 4 pce 20lb – 30lb class – £94.99
1,98 metre (6.43 ft) 4 pce 30lb – 50lb £99.99

Shakespeare “Agility” Boat Rod

2.1 metres (6.82 ft) 4 pce 20lb – 50lb class – £69.99

Shakespeare “Agility” General Purpose Rods

2.51 metre ( 8.15 ft) 4 pce 20lb class – £74.99
2.51 metre (8.15 ft) 4 pce 30lb class £74.99

Shimano “Shore Boat” General Purpose with two tops

2.4 metre (8ft) / 2.7 metre (9ft) 4 pce plus 1 140 grm – 300 grm – £189.99

Imax “Ocean Scout” General Purpose

2.85 metre (9ft 6 ins) 4 pce 56 grm – 112 grm – £139.99
3.9 metre (13ft) 6pce 112grm – 234 grm – £189.99

John Wilson “Monster Tamer”

3.23 metres (10ft 6ins) 4 pce 25lb – 100lb – £89.99

“Ron Thompson” Shorecasting Rod

3.53 metres (11ft 6ins) 6 pce 112grm – 224 grm casting weight – £79.99

Shimano “Beastmaster” Shore Casting Rods

3.9 metre (13ft) 7pce 140 grm / 5oz casting weight – £239.99
4.25 metre (13.81 ft) 7pce 140 grm / 5oz casting weight – £194.99

Please note – when choosing this selection of rods for overseas fishing Woodys take every care to ensure that the patterns are of reliable construction and fit for purpose.

We keep in stock a large selection of baits, wire, heavy duty swivels, hooks and leads to suit all types of fishing.

Fishing Logo - Shimano Beastmaster

Fishing Logo - Shimano Exage

Fishing Logo - Shakespeare