Daiwa Ardito Multi-Piece Travel Rods

Daiwa Ardito Multi-Piece Travel Rods

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Rod TypePowerActionLengthSectionsLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)Number of GuidesPrice
TriggerMF7 ft.38-171/4-3/410$129.95 USD
TriggerMHF7 ft.310-201/4-110$129.95 USD
TriggerMHF7 ft. 6 in.310-201/4-110$129.95 USD
SpinningMF7 ft.36-151/4-3/48$129.95 USD
SpinningMHF7 ft.38-171/4-18$129.95 USD
SpinningMHF7 ft. 6 in.38-171/4-18$129.95 USD
Spinning & BaitcastingMHF7 ft.5 + 1---$139.99 USD
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The Daiwa Ardito Multi-Piece Travel Rods are designed for easy travel and feature high quality and sensitivity. The X45 Bias graphite fiber construction of these rods provides for flexibility, strength and virtually zero blank twist.


  • IM-7 Graphite Construction
  • Multi-Piece Travel Design ( 3 piece)
  • V-Flex Ferrule Jointed System
  • Un-Sanded Micro Pitch Taping Blank
  • FUJI Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Machined Aluminum Nut Hood
  • Split Grip design with EVA-Foam Grip
  • Hook Keeper
5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By John
Fredericksburg, VA
Great rod, until it broke
March 30, 2021
The action on this rod is superb, but it is not the most durable. It did make it through a trip to the Philippines, then broke out on the Bay. :(
By trent
Las Vegas, Nevada
Great Travel rod, only used for one trip
January 8, 2021
Great rod but I have only used it for one trip so I don't know the longevity of it. Seemed to have good action.
By Impressed
Excellent Choice For Traveling
December 8, 2020
I use to own a 3pc Gloomis GLX travel rods. I bought one of these for my son so we could fish together. I ended up selling the Gloomis and used the money to buy another rod and a reel.
  • Great value for the price
  • A mark or indicator to make guide alignment quicker.
  • Purely cosmetic, the casting model could have been blue to match the Coastal Reels.
By Doug
Elgin, IL
Perfect travel rod
July 2, 2020
I love the quality of this rod. Light yet strong. The detail and machining on the threading is appreciated. I like that the case is light but sturdy. Looking forward to taking this on a canoe trip to the boundary waters.
By Robert
Mays Landing, NJ
ARDT703MHFS-TR Get it done!
June 25, 2020
So i've traveled to Europe, Florida and mexico with this thing and never had an issue or incurred cost in traveling with the rod tube that it comes with as carry on. Not much experience with travel rods to be honest but this has good sensitivity and backbone and just plain works.

For the price point i think Daiwa has done a great job with the Ardito...if i'm ever in the market for a travel surf rod that's compact i will definitely look to diawa make it happen.
By Joey
New jersey
Perfect travel rod
March 25, 2020
This rod fits any avid angler who struggles to transport their gear. Easily fits as carry on for flights and doesn't lose any power from being a 3 piece rod.
By Jay D.
Gainesville, FL
Fish All the Time
December 3, 2018
I bought one of these and leave it in my car. At least a couple times a week, I hit ponds on the way home from work. I also take it hiking, camping, and on vacations. Any time I see a lake or stream, I can stop and fish a bit. I can cast small spinners, senkos, spinnerbaits, cranks. It's a good middle-of-the-road rod, that doesn't excel at anything, but does everything well enough. Bass, pike, bream, crappie and trout have all been caught. It's well worth the money.
  • Good case, small, can fit in a backpack, looks discreet for when fishing urban ponds.
  • None so far.
By Lance
United Kingdom
Whether you're on a family holiday or a hardcore fishing trip these will do the job
October 12, 2018
I have a few of these in both the 7'0 Casting and 7'0 Spinning models and they are fantastic travel rods. I travel a fair amount to fish and only taking fly rods previously it does limit your fishing somewhat.

Much to the annoyance of my other half I can now take a decent rod with me whenever we go away in case an opportunity presents itself and more often than not I do find some time to throw a few lures even if it does mean waking up at the crack of dawn.

I've also taken these rods to the Amazon where they stood up to some serious scrutiny from some pretty big peacock bass. It's great to find a good quality rod a decent price. My main complaints with 3+ piece rods in the past is you can either get quality or you can save money and until now these were mutually exclusive.

  • Good quality
  • Balanced
  • Great action for a travel rod
  • Flex Ferrules(was unsure about the claims and may be my imagine but not as much of a dead spot as other travel rods)
  • Price
  • non to report so far
By Kurt
Daiwa ARDT763MHFS-TR Ardito
September 18, 2018
Bought this for travel for a future trip. Rod is of high quality and as advertised. I do not see any issues that I will have traveling with this unless TSA decides poles are now deadly weapons.
  • Good length for travel. Rod connects well to other pieces. Did some testing of the rod & reel with some different lures and it is a nice little traveling rod.
  • One of a few (to only) rods that are able to bridge the range of lure weights that I am looking to use. The bulk of the other rods have a much lighter and more restricted range of lure weights.
  • A bit on the pricey side.
By Marcelo
Lafayette, California
Great rod
July 7, 2018
It's an excellent casting rod and ideal for my fishing travels with my family
  • Easy to carry
By Will
Trophy Club, TX
Awesome Travel Rod
April 16, 2018
This is an awesome travel rod, highly recommend it!
By Mussarat
Karachi, Pakistan
Excellent value for money
April 14, 2016
Excellent construction, light weight, very good casting performance, good action, feels like a 2 piece rod not a 3 piece and the travel case makes it an excellent value for money. Size, line rating and casting weight makes it suitable for use both in freshwater and inshore saltwater applications. Pair it up with a 3000 or light 4000 size reel for the best balance.
  • Casts accurate and far
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for travel by air
  • Wish a heavier category was also available, but thats not a con just lack of options in this range.
By Newton
Sunrise, FL
light and strong
May 28, 2015
I bought the Ardito travel rod to fish with got-chas, small plugs and jigs. Due to its lenght it casts really long. It is a light but Strong rod, caught jacks, pompanos and big tilapias (freshwater). I definetely recommend it!
  • easy to carry, light, nice foregrip
By Monte
Nice rod
September 17, 2014
Very nice rod. Good action for the purpose of bass fishing(Texas rig worm, frogs). Great for transport and good quality.
14 Questions & 14 Answers
from Dhaka, Bangladesh asked:
October 21, 2019
Can this rod be used Penn SQL12 bait casting reel ? Thanks.
1 Answer
The sql12 may be a bit to heavy for any of the Ardito models. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 21, 2019

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
December 17, 2018
Can handle 40 or 50 lbs fish of this rod ?
1 Answer
This rod wouldn't be able to handle 50 pound fish
Submitted by: Bernie on December 17, 2018

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
December 8, 2018
This rod can handle 100lbs catfish or carp fish
1 Answer
This rod is to light for 100+ pound fish.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 12, 2018

from Chicago, Illinois asked:
February 11, 2018
Hi. The Daiwa Ardito Multi-Piece travel rods says 5+1 piece. Can you please show me a picture of the 5+1 pieces and how they fit in for casting and spinning. Regards
1 Answer
Each piece slides into eachother if you look at the spinning version you can see all five pieces.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2018

from Puerto rico asked:
January 18, 2018
Can this item be shipped to puerto rico
1 Answer
Hello George, yes we can ship this item to Puerto Rico.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 18, 2018

from KY asked:
September 20, 2021
Can you tell me the case length for ARDT703MHFB-TR?
1 Answer

The Daiwa Ardito Travel rod ARDT703MFB-TR has a case that is 32" long.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 21, 2021

Richard deVarga
from Austin Texas asked:
April 18, 2021
How long is the case for the 7'6" casting rod ARDT763MLXS-TR ?

1 Answer
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 20, 2021

from OK asked:
February 7, 2021
Does the 7ft. M spinning rod have a soft enough tip for tossing small livebaits?
1 Answer
Yes, the Fast action on this rod would be good for that scenario. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

from BOSTON, MA asked:
March 11, 2020
Can this rod be used for inshore fishing?

Is it salt water resistant.

1 Answer
You can certainly use this travel rod in saltwater, just be sure to rinse it off thoroughly after each use.
Submitted by: Brian on March 13, 2020

Dave Taylor
from dave.taylor@pearcorp.com asked:
February 17, 2020
How do I know which model to select?
1 Answer
Our website breaks each model down by the specifics. Spinning or Casting. 7 ft or 7' 6. Medium or Medium Heavy. 3 piece or 5 +1. Also line rating, lure rating and # of guides. Depending on what you are doing and what you are fishing for will help you better chose the best model for your application. Lure rating is important, you do not want to throw a lure or lead that is heavier than what the rod is recommended to handle.  Lighter applications go with the medium, heavier applications go with a medium heavy. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 17, 2020

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
November 30, 2018
What is inches case of this casting rod ?
1 Answer
This case is 31 inches long.
Submitted by: Rebecca on December 5, 2018

from u.k asked:
August 21, 2015
what is the action on these rods?do they have fuji reel seat ? thanks.
1 Answer
They are all fast action rods. The reel seat is not Fuji.
Submitted by: John on September 29, 2015

Eric Freeman
from Chile asked:
March 29, 2015
The ARDT703MFS-TR, or the 7 foot, medium Spinning travel rod, how much does it weigh and how long is the rod tube?.
1 Answer
Eric, the rod weighs 4.8oz and it comes in a tube that is 32 inches long.
Submitted by: Frank on March 31, 2015

from OR asked:
November 17, 2014
Good day. Please tell me what sizes will have to send the goods.
1 Answer
The travel tube for DAI-1965 is 32" long and the rod sections are 29.5". The travel tube for DAI-1964 is 34" and the rod sections are 31.5".
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 18, 2014


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