Who has experience with these rods? The 39 length really does fish each of my favorite lengths. I could see it as the perfect car rod or general carry rod. I know I’m sick…,
I have the original before it became the Tenbum branded one, in the 3.9 meter length.
I had the previous version as well. I had the lillian glue joint fail two separate times and then sold the rod, so I probably wouldn’t go back to this one again. I also have learned that I vastly prefer having a grip on my rods.
Aside from that, it was very handy in terms of the zoom. If I was going back to the well for something similar I’d get a TUSA Sato since my Rhodo has proven to be (so far) indestructible.
Me too. As I understand it, the the original has a slightly higher penny rating.
My ten bum 39 traveler arrived today, I took it out in the yard, tied a 4m line and casted at each length at various targets in the yard. The rod is fantastic, I completely understand the idea of a 3 zoom rod that can fish 99% of everything. My job requires miles of traveling and mandatory lunch breaks that happen to among the best fishing around. Why not take advantage of this! I may be conveniently happen to have a great traveler rod with me each and every day!
I love my Traveler 39. I’ve let a couple friends try it and they also bought one. Versatile, lightweight, and comfortable casting. This is my workhorse when I’m backpacking to unfamiliar waters and I’m not sure what I’ll encounter…especially when I’m heading into rugged country and I don’t trust myself with my Tenryu 39TA