TackleDirect TDSSTS703MH Silver Hook Series 3PC Travel Rod - 7 ft.

TackleDirect TDSSTS703MH Silver Hook Series 3PC Travel Rod - 7 ft.

Price: $99.99
Model
TD Code
DescriptionTypeLengthPowerActionMono Line RatingLure WeightPrice
TDSSTS703MH
TDA-0733
Silver Hook Series Inshore Travel RodSpinning7 ft.Medium-HeavyModerate-Fast10 - 20 lb.1/2 - 1-1/4 oz.$99.99 USD

Backpack on shoulder with just enough gear for two days, tickets in one hand, my 3 piece travel 7' M Silver Hook Series rod from Tackle Direct in the other. Destination, front deck of a flats boat in South Florida. Guide directs me to 2'o clock, 30 yards away moving left a big Tarpon looking for breakfast. A cast, a pickup and a battle that I have dreamed of forever. Linesider released, bucket list fish checked off, "Fishing Perfection".

TackleDirect TDSSTS703MH Silver Hook Series 3PC Travel Rod Features:

  • Genuine Fuji Reel Seat
  • High Density Graphite Composition Blanks
  • Fuji Double Foot Concept Guides
  • Hi Gloss Epoxy Coated Thread Wraps
  • Grade ''A'' Cork Grips
  • Carry On Size Travel Case
5 Stars based on 21 reviews
By Dennis
northern virginia
Bought these for my wife
September 24, 2016
Great deal with the special offer on the Okuma reel. Light weight, cork handle very nice rod
Prosgood travel case and nice action
Consnone
By J-Rhea
Plainfield NJ
Thumbs Up
September 13, 2019
No complaints I’m happy with this rod, it looks and feels nice. On summer beach days it’s barely noticeable once packed away in travel tube. Performed lovely in NJ for fluke on beach days this year with my wife lol.
ProsLight weight, finish, convenient, durability and price
ConsNone
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
Extremely well made
April 16, 2019
Feels very high-end. The case is very good quality. Bought to take on trips around Florida, Bahamas, Canada, etc. The case looks like you could fit a second 3-piece travel rod.
Prosquality and value
Consnone
By Charles
Virginia
Super value for a travel rod!!!
January 8, 2019
I bought this rod specifically for a trip to the Caribbean. First off, the travel case is extreme sturdy and traveled very well as carry on. It easily fit in the plane's overhead storage. As for the rod, I was impressed with the quality of the build for this price point. The pieces held a snug fit and I did not experience any twist. I paired this up with a Daiwa BG 3000 reel for inshore fishing and had no problems handling species like Jack Crevalles and etc. I think I will be buying the medium version of this rod soon!
ProsExcellent value
ConsNone Yet
By james B.
johns island, SC
Very happy/great value
December 31, 2018
Nice action, great case
Prosaction, case , value
ConsNone
By Todd
Dorchester, MA
Good Travel Rod
July 8, 2018
Have not had a chance to take this on a plane yet but have used nearby my home a couple of times. Rod is well built. Guides are all smooth. All pieces fit together nicely. Travel case is sturdy and I know I can fit at least one more travel rod inside. Overall good rod for the cost.
ProsCost Travel Friendly Well Built
By Brad
All over
Impressed
June 14, 2018
I'm incredibly impressed with the fit and finish of these rods. The quality of the cork handle, reel seat and guides is very comparable to a much more expensive rod. I purchased a 7' Medium to pair up with a 3000 Stradic and I love the combo for traveling. I make bi-monthly trips to South Fla and only a few trips in so far I am really impressed with these rods. The rod tube it comes in might just be the most robust I have ever owned and can fit an extra rod, I carry 2 in mine and its super easy to throw in the overhead bin of any commercial plane and never have to worry about your rods.
ProsQuality construction, unbeatable price.
ConsCan't find one.
By Jim
Boston
Good travel rod, great value
April 7, 2018
Bought this rod for a trip to FL, along with another travel rod that cost more than 2x as much. I used one and my son used the other. With changing bait/lures, we swapped rods many times, and I wouldn't be able to tell you which rod was which without looking at the brand info by the grip.
Proslight, felt like one piece, nice hard case for travel/protection
By Shane
,
nice
March 27, 2018
really good rod to start fishing very light and strong my son loves it
Proslightweight easy to use cast very well
By Matt
Fort Myers, FL
Buy with confidence!
March 20, 2018
This travel rod has met every expectation and then some. I first want to talk about the cork. It's nice. Real nice. Cut and shaped clean, there were no missing chunks or abrasions from the factory. I immediately coated with U-40 Cork Seal when I received the rod and left it to dry for 24 hours. Upon inspection all of the seal was drawn in the material and hardened as it should.

Don't expect the quality of cork to be the finest AAA Portugal grade, but I would say it is on par with average AA grade. For $80? Yea, I'll take it.

Moving on to the build quality of the rod. It gets a solid "A". There are a few guide raps that aren't absolutely perfect and you'd never notice them unless you slowly inspected each one and took your time (as I did). But my purpose was for an accurate review, and not to criticize the craftsmanship. The rod fits together and locks up tight as a drum. You will have no issues with it coming apart while casting and reeling in that monster (that got away).

Rod guides are in line and all inserts are smooth as can be. There is no pitting or excess glue from the manufacturing process.

I do wish there was some sort of rubber/plastic/dense foam butt cap on the rod. The cork just kind of stops and is cut off flush. Make sure to seal that part too with some U-40.

Reel seats are solid and lock up well on the reel. For my testing purposes I used the reel I will be fishing on this rod; a Penn Battle II 3500. Weight and balance are on par with a rod of this price and a graphite blank of this tonnage.

I would say any reel size over 3500 would start to be a bit too unbalanced. This is an inshore rod after all. The action is on the stiffer side, with a decent tip. There are no issues hooking into 30lb reds, agressive pompano, strong snook, and sea trout. I'm pretty confident you could land a good size tarpon if your reel has a decent carbon drag.

The travel tube is outstanding. Looks to be made of heavy nylon or a medium weight cordura-type material. The zipper is smooth and functions perfectly. There is a heavy-guage anti-crush solid tube inside that is lined with nylon to protect from scratches. Foam in the top of the lid protects the rod tip when the three pieces bounce around during transport.

I'm fairly confident that I could fit another travel rod in this tube along with the Silver Hook 3-piece rod.

For $80 you will be making a good investment. I'm really glad Tackledirect is offering this rod and will probably end up buying a second one this year.

Tight Lines!
By David M.
brooklyn, NY
TD Travel Rod
March 16, 2018
great feeling rod that is sensitive and strong.

i bought it for $100 and feel like it is well worth the price, so the $80 price tag is a great price for the quality and build of the rod.
Prossensitivity high quality guides and cork handle
Conscase is heavier than i expected.
By Stanley
New York
Rod for travel
February 17, 2018
Nice compact size
By Jason
Eastvale, CA
Great quality
December 26, 2017
Great travel friendly rod. Great quality, I will definitely be buying more of TackleDirect rods.
By Mike
South East Coast.
Awesome
December 4, 2017
It came a bit damaged, but tackle direct made it right exceeding expectations. It is a3 piece with a great travel case. It is light, strong and sensitive on the tip. The tip eyelet is slightly wider than the last, so your leader knot does never suffer friction. The grip is comfy and great. I had it for a week only and already caught more trout on it than the whole season before having it, Good luck maybe? I don't think so! it makes any lure vibrate more naturally and when the bite comes, it sets the hook faster than any other rod I have. Forget the overpriced hype out there, this one is a winner. Tackle direct people really got it right!
ProsLight, Strong, Sensitive, Fast, Tip eyelet wider for non-uni knot friction, Great grip and comfort. Travel capable.
ConsNo hook keeper, but is a minor one.
By Wes P.
Darien, CT
solid rod. well made.
November 20, 2017
A good rod to travel around with.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
J-Rhea
from New Jersey asked:
December 27, 2019
What is the total weight of the rod? 
1 Answer
Rod: 7.7oz

Case:32.0 oz

Total: 39.7 oz

Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on January 3, 2020

Jim
from New York asked:
November 13, 2019
Would a spin fisher 2500 fit well on this rod ?
1 Answer
The 2500 would pair well with the TDSSTS703MH
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 13, 2019

Steve
from Holmes, PA asked:
November 8, 2018
Can 20lb. Braided line be used with the guides on this rod it only lists Mono.
1 Answer
Yes, you can use 20 lb braid.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 9, 2018

Steve Schmucker
from Pa asked:
November 8, 2018
Can 20 lb. braid be used with this rod it only lists 20 lb. mono in the description
1 Answer
Yes, you can use 20 lb braid.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 9, 2018

John N
from Willards, Maryland asked:
January 3, 2017
I assume someone manufactires this rod for Tackle Direct. Can you share the name of the manufacturer?
1 Answer
The Tackle Direct rods are made by Tackle Direct.
Submitted by: Donald on January 4, 2017

Al
from NJ asked:
July 28, 2016
1.what is the length of the travel case? 2.what size pen reel would you recommend pairing this rod with? Thanks
1 Answer
Al, Hello the tube length is 32 inch. I would suggest a 3000-4000 size penn reel
Submitted by: Tyler on July 29, 2016

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