Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod

Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod

Price: $139.95
TD Code
Rod TypePowerActionLengthSectionsLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)Number of GuidesPrice
SpinningMF11'5---$139.95 USD
The Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod is made to be carried on whatever adventure you may take, with an easy multi-piece travel design that can fit in a suitcase or carried on a plane. This surf travel rod is perfect for destinations like Mexico.

  • Short closed length
  • Fuji O-ring LC guides for use on spinning or conventional
  • Travel case included
  • Limited 5 year warranty
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Howard
Lightweight Travel Rod
August 26, 2019
Seems to be a nice rod so far. Fairly well built and light. I wish the case was a little better quality.
By Matthew
Fort Worth, TX
Does its job
June 5, 2019
Casts a mile and good quality
By Peter
Nice Travel Surf Rod
April 19, 2019
I am really giving this travel rod 3.5 stars but rounded up to 4. This is a nice rod and it does the job. I am happy with the performance and have landed several fish with it so far. My biggest gripe with the rod is that the pieces do not fit 'flush' against one another. Daiwa says this is intentional but it really ruins the aesthetics of an otherwise great looking rod.

Imagine looking at a rod where you can see a pronounced transition between each piece. Each transition has about a half inch gap between the ferrule of the two connecting pieces. This gap exposes the unfinished tapered graphite tip of the larger section that inserts into the bottom of the next smaller section. I suppose this design ensures all the pieces fit together tightly; however, the rod would look so much better if all the pieces fit flush against each other when assembled.

Other than that, I wish the case was sturdier and less bulky.
By Fahad S.
Saudi Arabia
January 9, 2019
By charles
west covina, ca
perfect travel and surf rod
January 13, 2018
This is a beauty : light, great handle, seat and grip. very nice solid slip that nice wip.
ProsI tried matching this with both spinning size 8000 and conventional size 10 (shimano) and i think it fits well. I have to still use it/ cast it with the conventional to see how far can I cast.
Consi dont see any at this time.
By Jose
New York
Great Travel Rod
May 7, 2017
I was amazed at how well a five piece travel rod was able to cast three and four ounce
lures with no problem. The rod is very light and does most of the work.
By Richard
Daiwa Travel Surf Rod
April 3, 2017
Been looking for a travel rod for some time, so when I saw this, I applied my birthday bonus and got a very nice deal.
ProsCompact, decent carry case with fitted internal sleeves for each section. . Goes together easily, sections don't jam. Good quality. Appears Chinese, but what isn't these days.
ConsNone, so far.
8 Questions & 9 Answers
from Midland, tx asked:
April 5, 2019
What is the case made of? Is it a hard case?

1 Answer
Hard case.
Submitted by: ethan matuzsan on April 12, 2019

from New York, NY asked:
September 6, 2017
Hi, Is the reel included? If not, can you recommend a reel to go with it?
1 Answer
The reel is not included but it would pair up nice with a Shimano Saragosa
Submitted by: Bernie on September 7, 2017

David Norman
from Ireland asked:
July 31, 2017
Hi TD, Can you tell me what the length of the case is please? Thanks - David
1 Answer
The ardito case is 32 inches long
Submitted by: Bernie on July 31, 2017

from New York asked:
December 4, 2017
Is there a Diawa Ardito travel surf rod for conventional reels?
1 Answer
The Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod specifically is for a spinning reel as shown on our site. The Daiwa Ardito Surf Travel Rods we carry on this link are for spinning reels. https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-ardito-travel-surf-rods.html
Submitted by: Donald on December 6, 2017

from hayward, ca asked:
March 16, 2017
what's the weight of this rod
1 Answer
The Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod weighs 12.8 oz. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 17, 2017

from CA asked:
January 19, 2017
When was rod introduced? I don't see it on Daiwa's site. Thanks
2 Answers
MIke, Hello they were introduced in 2014
Submitted by: Tyler on January 19, 2017
The rod was introduced in 2014.
Submitted by: Donald on January 19, 2017

from umeĂÂĄ, västerbotten,sweden asked:
November 15, 2016
What reel would you pair this up with ? And could it handle 40 pound braid ?
1 Answer
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV7500LC Spinning Reel Long Cast will fit well with the Daiwa ARDT1105MFS-TR Ardito Travel Surf Rod.
Submitted by: Donald on November 16, 2016

ganon Kudeeratana
from NEW YORK asked:
September 4, 2016
How many ounce is this rod?
1 Answer
This rod is quoted for 15-20 lb line weight and 3-8 oz lure weight.
Submitted by: Donald on September 9, 2016


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