One of the biggest issues that first-time anglers face is the issue of transportation. If you are like me, you have one car you use. Mine happens to be a sedan, not a truck or a sports utility vehicle. Well, if you are in the same boat (pun intended), then the Daiwa Wilderness Medium Action Spin Pack Rod is perfect for you. It breaks down into 6 parts. This rod is especially useful for those who travel by plane a lot, or love to hike and don’t want their fishing rods sticking out and poking them.
The Daiwa Wilderness comes with a composite blank (a mix of different materials). Your line can be strung through sturdy aluminum oxide guides. While pulling in fish, you will be holding onto a black foam grip, giving a tight and comfortable squeeze.
Please be aware that this will not be your “rod of choice”. It serves as an all-around rod, one that you will take with you because it is convenient to carry. Yes, it is strong and will be able to hold those larger fish, but it isn’t a specialized rod. When fishing, I almost always recommend specializing in one type of fishing, and then buying fishing tackle for that specific purpose. This fishing rod is the one exception. In addition to being easy to pack, it also serves as both a spinning rod and a fly fishing rod. This is also a convenience benefit, in the cases where you cannot bring multiple fishing rods with you.
Overall, this will be your travel rod. You will not use this as your main rod. And for the price, this is best used for that purpose. The six pieces fit together reassuringly, creating a sturdy whole. Use this rod as a great convenience rod, as it will last a while and perform brilliantly.
The Daiwa company is known for performance and innovation that spans across the angling world. Notably, Daiwa fishing tackle is particularly stylish. Of course, performance is always a standard in fishing, but Daiwa also focuses on beautiful design. Even the company logo is influenced by the new era of graphic design elements. The company began in 1955, first producing the spinning reel. Now, it produces everything from the rod, to reels, to lines.
Considered one of the top fishing tackle companies in the world, Yoshio Matsui started the company in Japan. The company’s mission was to combine style with functionality. Today, their rods are made for specific uses, as well as flexible use. They can be used in different fishing settings. Heavily influenced by the Japanese culture, the company’s philosophy is reflected in its current motto, “Feel Alive.” This slogan expresses the excitement of fishing, and the reason that the company continues to push forward technologically.