Okuma Nomad Travel Rods

Okuma Nomad Travel Rods

Durable 3 piece travel rods with one piece rod performance. Perfect for the fisherman nomad. For anglers who want total experience to equal quality of their destinations. With two tip sections, one lighter and one heavier, to increase versatility while keeping luggage to a minimum.

$199.99 - $209.99
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PowerTaperLengthLine Weight
Gimbal TypeForegrip Length(in)
Reargrip Length(in)
# of GuidesHandle StyleWeight
3 pcs
15-30/20-60Aluminum10-1/2-12-1/26+TipA17.4$199.99 USD
3 pcs
10-17/12-30Aluminum12-3/4-12-1/26+TipA17$199.99 USD
3 pcs
15-30/20-60Aluminum12-3/4-12-1/26+TipA18.8$199.99 USD
3 pcs
10-20/12-30Aluminum12-3/4-12-1/25+TipA16.8$209.99 USD
3 pcs
15-30/20-60Aluminum12-3/4-12-1/25+TipA19.0$209.99 USD
Step on to the boat for the first day of your dream fishing trip and you get the first look at the lodge gear. Inspecting the faded finish, pitted guides and disintegrating handles, don't say we didn't try to help. Okuma Nomad Travel rods were constructed for anglers who want their total experience to equal the quality of their destination, and that includes fishing great rods. Constructed in three pieces and utilizing European spigot ferrules, Nomad Travel rods deliver one-piece rod performance. Each model includes two tip sections, one lighter and one heavier, to increase versatility while keeping luggage to a minimum. Premium components were chosen for rock-solid durability. Secured in a custom padded and waterproof case, Nomad Travel rods travel easily in overhead luggage bins, alleviating the difficulty and expense of long rod tubes.

  • 3-section break down for easy travel
  • 2 tips with different actions with each rod
  • European spigot ferrule connections for true one piece rod feel
  • ALPS 316 SS guide frames with zirconium guide inserts
  • ALPS 2 tone anodized aluminum triangular reel seat
  • ALPS anodized aluminum gimbal with protective butt cap
  • Protective water resistant travel bag
  • Limited lifetime warranty
4.5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By The R.
Sweet Travel Rod
September 16, 2018
Well made great looking rod. The spigot ferrule will take some getting used to, the gap when seated does not feel right and looks awkward. Performance will be the real judge, I will trust the rod's designers to know their craft.

The rod has one hell of a backbone and should have no problem landing an AJ.
ProsComes with two tips to adjust the rod's strength Travels great, fits into the overhead compartments even on the regional jets Multi weight tips
ConsLanded at the Gulf Coast the week of Tropical Storm Gordon, no boating for me, I should have bought the Surf Rod version, hmmm.
By chau
worcester, Massachusetts
Nice rod
August 16, 2018
The rod are so nice and look like it very well made
By Dave
July 15, 2016
Top quality but to heavy for casting all day
By Ron
San Francisco
Great Truck Rod
March 3, 2016
Great portable rod to keep in the truck, or car. I drive to and from work via the ocean and stop often cast for a bit. Great little rod for that, or just skip work :-)
Prosez breakdown light great grips and reel seat, love the reel seat
ConsI would like it to be a bit cheaper; but that is always the case
By gerardo
almost perfect travel rod
December 10, 2015
it is a very cool travel rod, was more than i expected from a travel rod that is 60lb rate for braid with MH tip,
Prosit comes with his own travel bag, 3 pieces rod for travel that you can put anywhere you want heavy duty rod
Consits not light,
By Thomas
Excellent travel rod
March 28, 2015
I took it to the Keys for Mahi-Mahi fishing. It was fantastic! I hooked into a couple of Tuna as well. I was glad I had a strong rod. Excellent value!!
By cordell
lake worth, florida
its a good rod
February 1, 2015
its really good i like and is well to use
By chris
Seriously heavy duty travel rod
September 7, 2014
Bought this for deep dropping from a head oat, while traveling with the family. It should handle 16 ounces of lead and meat while dragging for tilefish without a problem. It's not light, but the quality is really good. Since I can't take a one piece in the van with the kids, this is the best option.
By bassachusetts
Salem, Ma.
November 26, 2013
Versatile, compact, good looking rod
ProsStrong and responsive
ConsNo room for reel in the storage bag
23 Questions & 22 Answers
Hendi A Kaf
from las vegas asked:
April 6, 2019


I am going for a trip on the Amazon river and will do a lot of fishing there (lure , jig , baits ) what model should I take .(spinning)

Thanks for your help.


1 Answer
You can really run into anything on the amazon river I would lean towards the m/mh model NT-S-703M-MH
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 17, 2019

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
December 27, 2018
This is made of china or japan
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie on December 28, 2018

from Telluride, Colorado asked:
December 6, 2018
Would a Penn Fierce2LL6000 reel fit/pair on these rods? If not what would you suggest?
1 Answer
They would fit and balance out well another option would be the 5500 spinfisher
Submitted by: Bernie on December 6, 2018

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
November 16, 2018
The 703NTC 7'L-ML can handle a 100lbs tuna or catfish???
1 Answer
While the rods are very well built it would be a stretch to use this for 100+lb tuna or catfish.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 19, 2018

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
November 15, 2018
The light model comfortable for inshore cast and what is the weight of this ??
1 Answer
18.4 oz's The rod is stout but can be used for inshore fishing
Submitted by: Bernie on November 16, 2018

Brendan Dunphy
from boston, massachusetts asked:
November 1, 2018
how many ounces can these rods handle when casting?
1 Answer
The manufacture does not list a lure rating per their website here is the link:https://www.okumafishing.com/en/product/Nomad-Travel-Rod/Nomad-Travel-rod.html
Submitted by: Bernie on November 2, 2018

from Eugene Oregon asked:
February 23, 2020
I have the NT-S-703MH and wouldn’t like to pair it with a reel that would support trolling for  yellow fin tuna, dorado, GT’s etc. I’ll use it in Christmas Island and Baja.  What penn spinfisher would you pair with this rod for that type of fishing?  I’m thinking of an 8500. What do you recommend?  I will not be casting with much with this set up so I’m okay if it’s a little on the heavy side. 
1 Answer
8500 SSVI would be on the heavy side for casting applications, but if that is not a concern that would be a good option for your listed applications. Should cover all of your bases rather well.
Submitted by: Brian on March 18, 2020

Michael Rasser
from USA asked:
June 9, 2019
Which of these rods would pair best with a penn fierce 6000?  Will the reel fit in the rod seat?  Thank You!
1 Answer
For a 6000 level reel, I would go with the M/MH - 7' rod.  It should balance nicely and give you plenty of action still. 
Submitted by: CHARLES on July 26, 2019

from lexington park, MD asked:
June 2, 2019
Would a shimano torium pair well with this? If so, what size? Thanks!

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
November 30, 2018
How many inches long in rod case ?
1 Answer
This case is 32.5 inches long.
Submitted by: Rebecca on December 5, 2018

Samad Abdul nasser
from Philippines asked:
November 18, 2018
The MEDIUM LIGHT OKUMA NOMA TRAVEL ROD reel set is fit on lexa wnn 300 model
1 Answer
The Daiwa Lexa WN Baitcasting Reel 300 size does fit on this rod but it is not ideal. Rather than a baitcaster I suggest pairing this rod with a conventional reel.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 20, 2018

from FL asked:
January 31, 2018
Will the NT-S-703M-MH pair well with the Shimano Saragosa 10000?
1 Answer
The 10000 would be a bit heavy for the NT-S-703M-MH. The 8000 would be the best size to pair the model rod your choosing.
Submitted by: Donald on February 1, 2018

from Fairbanks, AK asked:
January 12, 2018
Looking at the Fin-Nor Lethal reels for my Okuma Nomad NT-S-703M-MH. What size Lethal would be best? Thx
1 Answer
The Fin Nor Lethal 20 would be the the best match for versatility and durability between the rod and the reel.
Submitted by: Donald on January 13, 2018

from INDIA asked:
December 24, 2017
i want pair Okuma Nomad NT-S-703M-MH with my Penn Battle II 6000. I have heard the reel doesn't fit all rods, so i want to make sure if these two are compatible before i place the order. can you please help?
1 Answer
I just tested the 6000 size battle on the Nomad NT-S-703M-MH and the reel is too big. i would recommend using a size 4000 Battle on the Nomad rod.
Submitted by: Donald on December 27, 2017

from Portland asked:
November 5, 2017
would an aver jx raptor with 65 lb power pro work with this rod
1 Answer
An Avet JX would pair well with model number NT-C-663M-MH.
Submitted by: Devon on November 6, 2017

from TEXAS asked:
April 23, 2017
are these available in a conventional rod (casting), not spinning
1 Answer
The NT-C models are casting and the NT-S models are spinning.
Submitted by: Donald on April 25, 2017

Chase Watson
from Denver, Colorado asked:
January 5, 2017
hi, would this rod pair well with a shimano thunnus 8000? If so what line would you recommend. Or do you recommend another rod for kingfish and smaller tuna etc. thanks
1 Answer
The Shimano Thunnus with 50 lb power would be a good fit for the Okuma Nomad.
Submitted by: Donald on January 5, 2017

from Maryland asked:
December 31, 2016
The nomad 20-60 travel rod would it be good to pair it with a Penn squall 40ld.
1 Answer
The Okuma Nomad Travel Rods 20-60 would pair well with the Penn Squall 40LD.
Submitted by: Donald on December 31, 2016

from Maryland asked:
December 31, 2016
How long is the rod I'm case after taking apart for traveling on airplane
1 Answer
The length of the rod case is 32 inches.
Submitted by: Donald on December 31, 2016

hank jensen
from altha florida asked:
October 4, 2015
im looking at the nt-c-703m-mh model travel rod. I cant tell if its a spinning rod or not.
1 Answer
That specific rod you mentioned would be paired with a spinning reel.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on October 4, 2015

from New York asked:
March 24, 2015
Hello I have a travel rod in the 15 to 40 pound range and looking for a good reel to pair with it that I can use a reel clamp with the ALPS triangular reel seat. I can't find a reel that can fit on the reel seat with a clamp. Suggestions?
1 Answer
Wil, I checked out a couple of reels in the Avet line. The smallest reel that will fit your rod is the LX and JX. The combo feels very good in your hand and is very balanced.
Submitted by: Frank on March 25, 2015

Jose Vicente Junsan
from Iloilo City, Philippines asked:
February 13, 2015
Hi John, Thanks for the previous information you have given me, re. Okuma Nomad Travel Rods. I have bought the Model, NT-S-703L-ML from TackleDirect sometime ago but as of this time have not use it. I am also planning to buy the spinning reel and braided line to use for this particular rod. Could you please advice me the appropriate saltwater spinning reel and the line weight of braided lines for 2 tips (10~20/ 12~30 lbs) that will suit the rod perfectly? I request your recommendations before I will make the purchase. Many thanks. Vic
1 Answer
Jose, I recommend you take a look at the 3000 or 4000 Shimano Stradic Ci4.
Submitted by: Frank on February 17, 2015

Jose Vicente Junsan
from Iloilo City, Philippines asked:
February 5, 2015
Hi, Will the guides of this rod handles braid fishing lines? Thanks for advice/ recommendation. Vic
1 Answer
Absolutely! These rods are built to be fished with braided lines.
Submitted by: John on February 12, 2015


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