Okuma NTS-S-1004MH Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft.

Okuma NTS-S-1004MH Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft.

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionLengthPowerTaperMono. Line WeightBraid Line WeightLure Weight# of GuidesPrice
NTS-S-1004MH
OKM-0707
Nomad Travel Surf Rod10'0''
4 pcs.
MHMF15-30 lbs.30-50 lbs.1 - 4 oz.7 + Tip$199.99 USD
Okuma Nomad Travel Surf Rods have a 4-piece construction for transportability, but utilize a European spigot ferrule connection that offers the feel of a 1-piece rod.

Okuma Nomad Travel Surf Rod Features:

  • All Nomad Surf rods feature 4-piece construction for easy transportation
  • OC-9 Technology: Durable graphite rod blank with carbon outer wrap
  • Fuji Alconite guide inserts. Compatible for braided line
  • Fuji K-concept guide frames for reduced wind knots with braided line
  • Fuji DPS reel seat on all surf models for reduced weight
  • European spigot ferrule connection: Offers feel of a 1-pcs rod
  • Shrink tube foregrip and rear grips for maximum durability
  • Foregrip length: 7-1/4''
  • Reargrip length: 19''
  • Protective hard PVC tube for maximum protection on Surf rods
4 Stars based on 15 reviews
By Hama
NJ
Solid performance
April 24, 2019
Ordered the 10' heavy action rod for trip to Cabo. Case was too big for my suitcase, but carried it on. Also able to fit a 4 piece, lighter action spinning rod inside case. Cast 2.5-5oz topwater plugs, 2-2.5oz metal, 2.5oz plastics with good distance. Tested at a football field before the trip with a 3oz bank sinker, and was reaching between 110-117 yds consistently. Matched with a Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 with 30lb braid. Although it's tough casting big plugs and screaming them back to shore all day, this rod was up to the challenge and light enough not to wear you out. Now, I'd like to see if I can get just the top 2 sections and save some $ and have 2 rods, H and MH.
ProsRod is built well and looks really nice. No line tangles.
ConsYou need a suitcase or bag at least 26" long inside
By trevor
,
Cabo
April 2, 2019
I bought the rod to take with me to Cabo to avoid the airline fees which are over the top. I have yet to use the rod but will provide feedback once I have. Shipping was quick and easy,
By mario
Staten Island, NY
Good travel surf rod
March 21, 2019
I like everything about the rod, but the action is stiffer than the Med Fast that it claims to be. It can be a bit broom sticky
By Newbie c.
Greeenwich, CT
5 guides + tip not 7 + tip (NTS-S-1004H)
September 21, 2018
I have a PhD in math so I know the difference!
By chau
worcester, Massachusetts
Nice rod
August 16, 2018
I didn't go to use it but it look realy nice and strong
By Christopher
Nyc
Gets the job done
May 15, 2018
Got this rod for Christmas to do some fishing when on vacation and to keep in my trunk when I’m on the go and have some time to sneak in some jetty time .....Was a little disappointed that the 1-4 lure rating isn’t accurate I think this rod tops out at 2oz .. 2-1/2 on a side cast but other than that I landed a fair amount of blue fish and a couple 30lb stripers so it does the job
By James W.
Chicago, Illinois
Broke in half after two trips. Defective rod and the Okuma Warranty is garbage.
February 7, 2018
I bought two NTS-S-1004H to bring with on a trip to Baha used them off the beach and never caught a fish with them. Next trip was to the Florida Gulf side. Caught a few Bonita in the 10lb class. One of the rods performed flawlessly and the other snapped in half where section 2 and 3 come together while reeling the fish in. We ended up holding both sections and were able to boat the fish but the ease at which the rod broke was pathetic. I contacted Okuma and they want $25 plus freight to them to repair a rod that literally broke in half reeling in the very first small fish caught on it. The email I received Kevin at Okuma is as follows. Jim,
UPS and Fedex are always raising the shipping fees. If you do not want to do the standard warranty that is fine, You can do our accel program and just send us the model section cut out of your rod(4-6inch piece) and a check for $50 and that covers the rod and the return shipping and handling and you will get a new rod back.
-kevin
So rather than trying to appease a customer that has quite a bit of Okuma tackle they are saying they don't care really at all.
I have always been happy with Tackle direct but it will be a long time before I by an Okuma product again.

Merchant Response:Rods can make, but atleast they have a warranty. Paying return shipping fee and paying the shipping to get to them is standard..to be fair to Okuma.
ProsPackable
ConsUnbelievably fragile with very poor customer service from the manufacturer.
By Francois
Quebec, canada - fish the Caribbeans and Central A
NTS 1004 MH too soft
August 17, 2017
I purchased the rod in MH power, but although its rated 1-4oz by Okuma, I really do feel that rod is way over rated. In fact, I believe the sweet spot is at 1-1.5oz, and I feel the rod cannot cast more than 2.5oz properly. On an easy side cast, yes, but on an over head powerful cast, the rod does not handle the weight.
Very disappointed since I planned on casting stickbaits and poppers in the 45-75grm! I would advised getting the Heavy one instead.

Otherwise, the look and the feet are great! Love that bleu colour.
ConsWas too soft and overrated for power.
By Diego
San José
Really nice and convenient
June 2, 2017
Love it. It has all the qualities of a one piece surf rod and the convenience of a travel size. Yes you could argue many conveniences of a one or two piece rod... but those two are difficult to carry around.

All in all... love it.
ProsTravel size, travel case, aesthetics, sensitivity, rod length
ConsNone that I can think of.
By Michael
Arizona
Okuma travel surf rod- 10 ft.
May 6, 2017
I bought this travel rod to fish at the lakes in Arizona. I use saltwater techniques and have been successful. It handles well and I can't wait to use it on the beaches of California.
ProsEasy to assemble and take down. Compact size is perfect for any size vehicle or backpack.
ConsThe carrying tube doesn't have a shoulder strap. But for the price and quality I can live with it
By eric
oregon
Yes
April 27, 2017
game changer
By Craig
Monterey, CA
terrific travel rod
February 16, 2017
I got the is for a recent trip to Tobago. Top flight performance and packability, with zero compromise. Best fish was a 31" False Albacore of the jagged rocks of Mt. Irvine Bay. Plenty of backbone for the 30lb braid, and a reasonably soft tip for working light plugs.

Despite the surf rod layout, I think it'll make a great salmon rod for rivers in the NW as well.
By Anthony
New Jersey
Looks solid
December 19, 2016
Travel surf rod for the Caribbean and keeping in the back of my car.
ProsSeems solid when assembled.
By Ervin W.
Texas
Best Travel Surf Rod Hands Down !!! Cast better than my other High-end Surf Rods!!!
November 30, 2016
The Okuma Nomad Travel Surf NTS-S-1004H is probable the best rod I own and my favorite to take everywhere from beach vacations to bank fishing at the lake. I have other Hi-end Rods to include Shimano Terez Boat rod, St. Croix Premier casting rod, G.Loomis Escape travel rod, Okuma Nomad Boat travel rod, and I have 2 other Surf rods to include a 10’6†St. Croix Mojo Surf, and a Custom 12’8†Carolina Pro Series by Tommy Farmer. My main long cast reel is a Daiwa Millionaire 7HT Mag ST and when mated to the Okuma NTS-S-100H I can pendulum cast a 5oz. sinker on average between 125-134 yards with minimum effort. The Okuma is super lightweight and very easy to cast equal or further than my 12’8†CPS. I highly recommend this rod and I also recommend the Heavy which is comparable to and lighter than my Medium-Heavy St. Croix Mojo Surf. I almost made the mistake of ordering the 1004MH Medium Heavy which would have been too light for a 5 oz sinker. I think Okuma rates the rod load based on performance test because this Rod outcast my Mojo by 10 yards even though the rod tip looks like it’s on the edge of being overloaded. For the longest time I’ve been wanting to buy this Okuma rod but recently decided to buy the new Diawa Ardito 1105MHFS-TR 5-piece travel Rod to match up with my Diawa 7HT Mag ST but after waiting 3 months on Backorder and looking at the high quality of my Nomad Travel Boat rod I decided to pull the trigger and go with Okuma again and I must say this Rod was the best decision and highest yield of performance to Investment of all my rods.
ProsUltra Light weight, easy to cast, 4 Piece vs 5 Pieces, Larger guide ring hole on tip allows passage of #90+ Size Barrel swivel on pre-tied reel to make set-up and break-down easier from travel case to water in minutes. Same quality you would expect from a $350+ Rod
ConsShorter handle, and rod rating not apples to apples with other similar rods (Heavy is equal to Medium Heavy with other rods)
By Dennis
Herndon, VA
Better than others
April 17, 2016
Purchased this to fish Baja Mexico. This 4 piece rod casts a mile I was throwing 2oz. lures over 100 yards in the Baja wind. I recommenr this rod over other named travel surf rods and some surf rods that are not 4 piece
ProsStrong flexible and casts a country mile
Consnone
6 Questions & 7 Answers
Steve kim
from Hawaii asked:
October 21, 2018
I lost one pies tip top . Can you send product.
1 Answers
The replacement would need to be purchased through Okuma
Bernie
on October 22, 2018

patrick
from FL asked:
March 6, 2018
Hi - I am interested in the 10ft nomad with lure capacity of 4oz. Can you recommend a reel that will balance well that is under $100? I am trying to keep the set-up pretty reasonably priced. Thank you,
1 Answers
The Shimano SE6000FI Sedona FI Spinning Reel will fit on the Okuma NTS-S-1004MH Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft..
Donald
on March 6, 2018

Dominic
from Fairbanks Alaska asked:
April 4, 2017
Will a Penn Spinfisher 7500 pair well with this rod?
2 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher will pair well with the Okuma NTS-S-1004MH Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft. The combo will be durable and balance well. Thank you for considering TackleDircet for your fishing needs.
Donald
on April 4, 2017
The 7500 will probably be a little too large for this rod. We would suggest the 5500 or the 6500.
Devon
on April 4, 2017

Serge
from Marietta,GA asked:
March 18, 2017
I have this rod and need to match a reel. I was looking at the Shimano Ultegras. Any size a good match for this? Or should I look elsewhere?
1 Answers
An ultegra would pair well with the 10 foot Nomad Travel Surf Rod. You'll want to go with the 5500 size.
Devon
on March 20, 2017

Serge Melnikoff
from Marietta, GA asked:
September 18, 2016
I am considering purchasing this rod. Would one of the Shimano Ultegras be a good match?
1 Answers
The Shimano ULT5500XSC Ultegra XSC Surf Spinning Reel would pair well with the 10 ft Nomad.
Donald
on September 20, 2016

Clint
from Boston, MA asked:
February 11, 2016
How long is the travel tube for the 9ft and 10ft rods?
1 Answers
The 9ft rod's travel case/tube measure 30 1/2" The 10ft rod's travel case measures 33 1/2"
Kaitryn
on February 12, 2016

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