Okuma NTS-S-904M Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 9 ft.

Okuma NTS-S-904M Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 9 ft.

Reg Price $199.99
Our Price $119.99
TD Code
DescriptionLengthPowerTaperMono. Line WeightBraid Line WeightLure Weight# of GuidesPrice
Nomad Travel Surf Rod9'0''
4 pcs.
MMF10-25 lbs.20-40 lbs.3/4 - 2 oz.6 + TipReg Price $199.99Our Price $119.99
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
4.5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Hama
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 Paul
Staten Island, NY
Very well made very competitive product
May 23, 2021
I was surprised at how well made this travel rod is. Comparable to the triumph dare i say it. Triumph has the edge on sensitivity a bit though but this is a great cheaper alternative.
ProsLight weight Well made ferrules Holds up to my abuse
By Mark
Carolina Beach, NC
Excellent Build, Action and Looks
May 6, 2021
I just received my new Nomad Travel Surf Rod (1004H) and could not be happier. The case is perfectly sized for the rod and includes a handle. If it doesn't fit in my suitcase (I'm pretty sure it will), I should be able to carry it on with no problem.

The rod feels very sturdy--the ferrules fit nicely and the guides seem very strong. The action of the rod seems exactly as described--not too stiff for the heavy model.

I love the dark blue color of the rod as well.

I cannot wait to use this rod in Cabo in July! I will post an update after my trip. I will be Targeting Roosterfish from the beach--casting large poppers and a few sub-surface jigs in the 2-3oz range.
ProsLooks Travel/Carrying Case w/Handle Action Value for Money Well-built
By Mark F.
good quality
February 3, 2021
Very nicely fit and finished, moderate action, the parts fit securely, and disassembles easily, can launch a 3 oz weight and lure a long way. Best price I could find. The case is nice, but best carried or in your luggage. Worked and balanced well with a Battle II 5000.
By Carl A.
beautiful rod
February 2, 2021
Beautiful rod, well executed and quality components, easy to assemble, nice moderate action and well priced.

Rod case had a stuck zipper but Tackle Direct's customer service was excellent to work with and fast. If you are looking for a quality travel rod, the Okuma Nomad is a candidate.
By Teddy
Okuma nomad 4 piece travel rod
January 20, 2021
I haven't had a chance to fish with the rod yet. I bought the rod for an up coming trip to Costa Rica. It's very light. Good guides, good reel seat, ferrels are long. the carrying case is good. PVC wrapped in canvas with a zip top. I bought the 1004H, I'm glad I did, when assembled and checking the action of the rod it is a good moderate/fast action rod with a strong backbone. The Jack's and Roosterfish will let me know if it's as good as I think it is.
ProsOn sale for 119. the rod comes with the travel case. 34" long. can use as a carry on.
Consnone yet
By Martin
Santa Maria CA
best price!
January 11, 2021
I already have a couple of surf rods but needed a travel surf rod for a trip to Cabo I'm going to be taking. I had checked just about every site and store-none of them were anywhere close in price than here. I really lucked out. It came in a timely fashion and looks great. Can't wait to start pulling the fish in at Cabo!
By Wayne
New York
Nomad 10 foot travel rod
January 8, 2021
I bought this fishing rod after reading the reviews written by others who had bought this rod. I was impressed by what the others had to say about how well this rod performed for them and how convenient it was for them when they needed the extra space while traveling with their fishing gear. I knew that this would be a game changer for me when considering the ease of carrying this rod and not having to worry about it in my car.
ProsRod comes in a very nice travel case making it easy for carrying in a private vehicle or on public transportation. This rod appears to be very well made and it looks really great. I?m really impressed by the quality of this rod and should work great for the kind of fishing that I do. I do a lot of surf fishing.
By Steve
New Jersey
Nice Rod
January 3, 2021
I think Okuma offer some of the best travel rod for the price point. This rod is well constructed and has quality components. I would not hesitate to take this on my travels.
ProsQuality Build.
By Blind A.
April 13, 2020
Sweet rod
Bought it for traveling by train and bus. Yes, I said bus. Due to an eye disease, I can no longer drive. Sooo.... I have been refitting my equipment for travel compatibility and ease of use. This rod does both. compact and light enough to carry anywhere without being up in someones Kool-Aid, it stows well, even on the bus.
The ferule design is tight and easy to assemble, perfect for the sight impaired as it allows you to feel the connections at each segment.
I was hesitant to purchase it due to the price. This is definitely a luxury investment for those of us on a fixed income. This is not the most expensive travel rod out there, but it is
competitively priced.
Any rod will due the job, and brother there are a LOT of rods out there. It just turns out that this one works for me.
Gave it 4 stars, was disappointed with the case design. NOT very user friendly! A better case would be advisable.
ProsTravel ready Tight ferule connections Sensitivity Bonus A good choice for the visually impaired.
ConsCase is weak, rod has to go in just right was expecting something more like the Nomad Express case design. Which I have and use for inshore.
By trevor
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
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
2 Questions & 1 Answer
from Loveland, CO asked:
December 18, 2020
Will the NTS-S-904M travel rod work with my Penn 550SSG spinning reel? Thank you!

from Colts Neck NJ asked:
November 25, 2016
This rod comes with a zippered carrying case? I'm either considering this rod or a St. Croix travel surf rod.
1 Answer
Anthony, Hello yes this rod comes with a zipper case
Submitted by: Tyler on November 25, 2016


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