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.

Telescopic – Please See a Sample of Our Large Range Below.


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.

NEW   Ron Thompson Travel XP Spinning / Lure Rods

Ron Thompson Spinning Rods

1.8 metre (6ft) 4 pce 4 – 12grm £59.99 Woody’s price £54.99
2.1 metre (7ft) 4 pce 2 – 12grm £64.99 Woody’s price £59.99
2.1 metre (7ft) 4 pce 5 – 22grm £64.99 Woodys price £59.99
2.4 metre (8ft) 4 pce 4 – 14 grm £69.99 Woody’s price £59.99
2.4 metre (8ft) 4 pce 10 – 30grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
2.4 metre (8ft) 4 pce 2 – 65 grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
2.7 metre (9ft) 4 pce 7 – 28grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
2.7 metre (9ft) 4 pce 10 – 34grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
2.7 metre (9ft) 4 pce 15 – 45grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
2.7 metre (9ft) 4 pce 30 – 70grm £69.99 Woody’s price £64.99
3.0 metre (10ft) 4 pce 12 – 36grm £74.99 Woody’s price £69.99
3.0 metre (10ft) 4 pce 25 – 65grm £74.99 Woody’s price £69.99

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 – £89.99

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

John Wilson “Monster Tamer”

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

“Ron Thompson” Shorecasting Travel Rod

3.53 metres (11ft 6ins) 6 pce 112grm – 224 grm casting weight – £99.99

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 Currently in stock.

7 Piece Beachcaster

Woodys have sourced this premium quality 7 piece beachcaster that will easily fit into anyone’s suitcase. Features include:

– Length 3.88 metres (12ft 9 ins).
– Casting Weight 110grms – 220 grams.
– Travel Tube included (length 65 cm).
– Carbon fibre construction.

Price £139.99 inc vat.

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.  Travelling 3000 miles with a rod only to have it break on the first good fish is not to be recommended!

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

Telescopic Rods

Woody’s were one of the first shops in the country to take the selling of telescopic rods seriously.  Forty years ago telescopic rods were considered by most anglers to be very inferior to “put together” rods and in truth the quality and action left a lot to be desired.  The world has “moved on”  and nowadays Woody’s are able to source a comprehensive range comprising of many different lengths and casting weights.  Many telescopic rods sold are not fit for purpose either being too long when closed to go into a suitcase or not strong enough for the type of fishing they might be required to do.  Woody’s always try to supply the correct rod for the job whilst bearing in mind how much the customer can afford.   Many of our telescopic rods are sold as an outfit, together with a suitable reel loaded with line however we can of course supply either the rod or a different reel on request.  Don’t waste your money buying the wrong type of rod unseen.  Come down to Woody’s and GET IT RIGHT!


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