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Review: Pflueger Trion Transcendent 5’10” baitcaster rod

I RECENTLY needed to purchase a bait casting travel rod that would be used for lure casting, mainly targeting barramundi .

Researching travel rods the one that jumped out at me was the Pflueger Transcendent 5’10” bait casting model.

The ingenious feature of these rods is that they are are a three-piece rod that comes with five pieces; two interchangeable mid and tip sections mean you can make four different action rods from differing combinations of the butt, mid and tip sections.

You get moderate-fast and fast mid sections along with a medium-light and medium tip.

This rod is the only bait casting rod in the range, but in spin rods there four models from the 1-3 kg range through to 5-10 kg.

The bait caster model is marked as Native Specialist 5-10 kg; very apt!

I bought two of these and took them to the Kimberley for a week’s fishing. While we didn’t catch any barramundi, we did catch golden snapper, estuary cod, mangrove Jack, trevally and some hard pulling mack tuna, along with other species .

Everyone who used these rods over the week’s fishing was impressed with the ease of casting and performance of these rods. Changing the configurations of tips and mid sections made it easy to adjust to flicking plastics or larger lures.

The rod comes in its own sturdy tube in five pieces and fits easily in your travel luggage . 

This rod would be an excellent back pack rod for those hiking into those remote cod-filled gorges, with the ability to handle the average cod size lures. I highly recommended it!

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