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

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

Price: $99.99
TD Code
DescriptionTypeLengthPowerActionMono Line RatingLure WeightPrice
Silver Hook Series Inshore 3pc 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 50 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
  • good travel case and nice action
  • none
By Ryan
Great for flying
June 13, 2022
Perfect rod and travel case for flying. Purchased it specifically for a trip to Florida, no complaints and no problem carrying it on the plane.
By Kikihnet S.
TSA (Traveling Sporting Angler) Approved
June 7, 2022
Need a rod to stash in the carry-on and get some casts in while on the family vacation? This does the job and does it well.

Pulling a long weekend walking the sand in the Gulf for snook and reds? Been there, done that, and all with this rod.

No room in the car? Like to carry a rod for those - "Hey, there's a body of water that looks fishy" moments, this is it.
By Jim B.
Lake Stevens, WA
Save your money and buy something else!
May 8, 2022
I bought this because I was looking for an easily packable rod for a fishing trip to Cabo. Target species were Sierra Mackerel, Red Snapper and other like rockfish averaging 3-5#, using jigging, trolling and casting with cut bait. The second day out while jigging with a hoochie, the rod snapped just above the third eye from the tip. Also, the ferrules are not snug enough, and the rod sections won't stay in line, and constantly work themselves loose. The loose ferrules were mentioned in another person's review. I should have taken heed.
  • Has a nice travel case. (the only pro)
  • Ferrules are loose and sections won't stay aligned, or together.
  • Poor quality, rod snapped second day of use.
By Steve
Great buy.
May 7, 2022
Bought the MH 3 piece rod for fishing on a trip to Marco island. I paired it with a 4000 reel and it performed flawlessly. Very impressed!
By Mason B.
Shoreview, MN
Great Inshore Rod!
March 1, 2022
So far, I have really enjoyed using this rod. It has the feel of a 1 piece and is very sensitive. I've caught jacks, bluefish, permit, whiting, and more! My only issue is it's not quite as strong as I thought it would be, which is technically my fault for not getting the MH instead of the M. Regardless a great rod overall and I would highly recommend it!
  • Sensitive
  • Includes Travel Case
  • Slightly underpowered
By Daniel
New York, NY
Great travel rod!
February 21, 2022
I picked up two of the medium heavy rods - just the rod for myself, and for my friend as a combo with the diawa saltist 3000 back bay. I paired mine with a tsunami saltx 4000 which is my all-around surf reel. No issues taking both of them on the plane to Roatan, Honduras. Both set-ups felt great and were quite comfortable for prolonged use casting around the inlets and flats for small cuda and bonefish. Haven't hooked up with anything that could pose a challenge yet, but I'm really looking forward to trying it out here in the Northeast once striper season opens. I live in NYC but do most of my fishing in Monmouth County, NJ - I'll be keeping this rod in my apartment as it's easy to toss in a cab or take on the subway for random weekend party boat fishing trips out of Sheepshead Bay.
  • light, versatile, rod pieces assemble great (snug fit, no issues with them coming apart while casting or not coming apart when disassembling)
  • none yet
By Christopher T.
Great Travel Rod!
February 2, 2022
Very good 3pc travel rod, strong to handle big Florida snook or redfish!
I like much better this 3 pc than other 4 pc rods.
Fits easy in overhead compartment on plane and no TSA questions!
By Thomas
New Jersey
Great Rod
February 1, 2022
Great travel rod, and incredibly worth the price. Also, it fits on a plane as a carry-on!
By Frankie
San Diego, California
January 4, 2022
Purchased one of these travel rods to pair with a Shimano IX4000R spinning reel for a Florida Keys trip. The rod handled well and landed some hard hitting Jack's. My son and I found a school near a bridge and the rod landed consecutive Jack's of various sizes! They gave the rod a beating and it held up. Also, the sections of the rod never separated. I was impressed with the rod. We loaded 20lb braid and 20lb floro top shot that was smooth casting for the rod. This was our light rig and we used it the most. It's a fun rod!
  • Handles well
  • Cork grips and sleek black rod look cool
  • Light
  • Rod stays fixed when properly constructed
  • Travel tube is a few inches longer than the rod after its broken down in the 3 sections. If your planning on packing it within checked luggage to avoid carry-on, you will need a suit case or travel bag 30" or longer in length.... food for thought.
By Stacy
Georgetown SC
Exactly what I needed
November 7, 2021
Upcoming trip to Eleuthera required a new rod, exactly what I needed. Was so nice it inspired me to get a new reel as I couldn’t put an old reel on such a nice rod. Thank you!
By Tom
Los Angeles, CA
Took it to Hawaii
August 6, 2021
I am pleased with this rod. The case is solid and the components of the rod are of good quality. I paired it with a Daiwa Legalis 4000 C and it felt balanced and cast well off the reefs and rocks pitching lures in Kauai. The rod handled a 4ft Trumpet fish with no problem. Make sure the pieces of the rod are firmly in place before casting. This is true for any rod that comes in sections. I will take this rod with me next time I travel to Florida and put it through the paces there. For inshore fishing it works.
  • Portable and can handle inshore fish. Light. Good case.
  • Take care to ensure the sections are firmly in place.
By Cole
Overland Park, KS
Silver Hook Medium Heavy Travel Rod
August 2, 2021
Overall great rod for the money. The guides are much more reinforced than on the medium power rod for a more durable travel rod. Will be great for any saltwater or freshwater occasion.
By Michael
Elgin, SC
Excellent rod
July 19, 2021
Bought one for a Florida trip, handled mangrove snapper, snook, and a pissed jack. Highly recommend planning on buying the medium heavy soon!
  • Compact
By Joseph
Key West, FL
Great stuff
May 9, 2021
Perfect travel rod. Works great
8 Questions & 8 Answers
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

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

Tom Mendola
from Los Angeles, CA asked:
April 24, 2021
Would the Daiwa BG 3500 be a balanced outfit with this rod? I am looking for a travel rod to fish from the shore in Hawaii. 
1 Answer
Yes, the Daiwa BG 3500 would be a great choice for this rod and would balance well.
Submitted by: Austin - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 6, 2021

from Weymouth MA asked:
January 23, 2021
How heavy of a lure can l throw on the MH?
1 Answer
This rod is rated for up to 1-1/4oz., but I wouldn't throw anything heavier than 2oz. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 25, 2021

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

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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