Daiwa ARDT763MHFS-TR Ardito Multi-Piece Spinning Travel Rod

Daiwa ARDT763MHFS-TR Ardito Multi-Piece Spinning Travel Rod

Price: $129.95
TD Code
Rod TypePowerActionLengthSectionsLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)Number of GuidesPrice
SpinningMHF7 ft. 6 in.38-171/4-18$129.95 USD
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.
5 Questions & 6 Answers
from UAE asked:
January 1, 2017
Is this ok for saltwater fishing ?
1 Answer
The Daiwa ARDT763MHFS-TR Ardito Multi-Piece Spinning Travel Rod is classified as a freshwater rod. I would recommend very light saltwater fishing if you use this rod in saltwater.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2017

from SP, Brazil asked:
February 6, 2015
What's this rod weight without the case? Thank you.
1 Answer
Hello Newton. This rod, without the case, weighs in at 5.6 ounces. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on February 6, 2015

from Ohio asked:
January 17, 2015
Can this rod be used in saltwater for inshore fishing? Also, are the guides (especially the tip) big enough to accommodate 20-lb mono-/ fluro- leader to the main line?
1 Answer
Hello Henry. The guides on this rod will be just fine to accommodate your line, however would be hard pressed to work well with a knot between the two passing through them. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 19, 2015

from boston asked:
January 3, 2015
what size is the travel case for the 7"6" spinning rod ? is this able to (and allowed) as a carry on airplanes ?
1 Answer
The Rod case is 34 inches long and can be carried as carry-on luggage on an airplane.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 7, 2015

from India asked:
November 15, 2014
What would be the ideal size reel for this rod, would you have a reel recommendation to balance the rod ?
2 Answers
Look at 4000 or 5000 size spinning reels. The Quantum Cabo 40 would be great on this rod.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 17, 2014
In my opnion, you could get a shimano stradic ci4 3000 or a daiwa ballistic ex 2500. Altough it's a quite long rod, it's light and therefore goes better with light reels.
Submitted by: Newton on June 24, 2015 from Sao Paulo


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