SHIMANO EXAGE BX STC (XH) 5 PIECE 9FT (2.7M)
Travel Fishing as a Trend
Thanks to the ridiculously high cost that thomas cook are placing on fishing rods I have found a better solution in the Shimano STC (Travel Concept). Coming in a range of sizes and strengths there should be one to suit you. This is the extra heavy 50g to 100g casting weight which should make a decent surf spinning rod.
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Heavy Duty Travel Spinning Rod
A nice rod tube and a final packed away length of 55 inches make this a very good travel rod. Shimano want the 5 piece practicallity to not imact the rods performance. I am not sure what the BX represents. Available for around 80 pounds in the UK and europe perhaps also available in the USA and other (please let us know)
- Weight: 277 g - Casting weight: 50-100 g
- Model name: Exage S.T.C.
- Length ME: 2,70m
- Rod type: STC Spinning
- Number of parts ME: 5
"Worthy successor of the hugely popular Exage AX travel rod series. XT60 blanks, Shimano Hardlite Guides, Easy Access Hook Keepers and Hardcase storage tubes are found on all these rods. They break down to either 4 or 5 short sections but guaranteed to provide same (or even better) fishing actions as found on many 2 piece spinning rods. Happy travels just got even happier!"
This rod is great a punching out my halco rooster (around 40 g one) I don't have an amazing reel and even in wind this rod has the strength to get you that extra critical distance from the beach.
It's a good action and feels nice. I didn't overly notice the problems given with 5 sections but it did feel a bit tip heavy with my shimano sahara 4000, which is a light reel. I will be testing this with a sea fishing reel and I am thinking it will balance a treat.
I was able to use the rod for hours at a time with no problem.
The rod goes together well and seems very strong. The STC is a rod made for extra toughness not just in the rod itself but the eyes and fittings too for those times when travel batters the thing.