Ironman Travel Rods
Thank-you for your purchase. Even if you have a fully warranted rod, common sense calls for its proper care.
Iron Man Travel rods take multi-piece travel rods to a whole different level. Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice power, action, durability and quality for the sake of having a portable travel rod you can fit in your carry on luggage. Longest breakdown length is 22". Tested and proven all over the world on PNG Black Bass to Amazonian Peacock Bass, Giant Colombian Catfish and 80#+ Giant Pacu, Ironman Travel rods are now available in the west.
Designed with top shelf components like Fuji Concept guides and reel seats, each and every Ironman Travel Rod is throughly checked and load tested before being delivered to dealers. They feature registration marks at the joints to ensure that all the guides line up correctly before you start fishing with them. Comes in a padded sleeved bag with individual compartments for each piece. Some models have a shorter section to use as an option if you need a shorter length for your location.
It is important to occasionally check that all joints are secure during a day of hard fishing as loose joints can result in premature failure of the rod. Available in 6 popular configurations rating from 8lb to 85lb class line. See section on rod care.
All sections are available to re-order so you don't have to buy a complete rod if you break just one section.
|PE 0.6 - 2||8-20lb||3-24g||6'||4 sections + butt|
|PE 0.6 - 2||8-20lb||3-24g||6'||4 sections + butt|
|TT63MH-4||PE1-3||15-40lb||6-40g||6' 3"||4 sections + butt|
|TT67H-4||PE2-5||25-55lb||7-60g||6' 7"||4 sections + butt|
|TT70XH-6||PE3-6||35-65lb||9-100g||6' 10" and 7' 6"||4 sections + butt + optional short conversion|
|TT76XXH-4||PE4-8||45-85lb||11-140g||6' 10" and 7' 6"||4 sections + butt + optional short conversion|
ClassTT60L-4+1 (PE 0.6 - 2) Conventional, TT60L-4+1-S (PE 0.6 - 2) Spinning, TT63MH-4 (PE 1 - 3) Conventional, TT67H-4 (PE 2 - 5) Conventional, TT70XH-6 (PE 3 - 6) Conventional, TT76XXH-4 (PE 4 - 8) Conventional
Jacob ObevyOct 28, 2019, 11:39Fits perfect in my travel case. The bag they come in is useful as well.
Micah BrandtOct 28, 2019, 11:37Got them just in time! Thanks!
Thank-you for your purchase. Even if you have a fully warranted rod, common sense calls for its proper use and care.
Pre-assemble sections by aligning and rotating sections together. Do not snug up connections yet.
Once assembled, align the sections by sighting along the rod and rotating sections to ensure that the guides are all aligned correctly.
Once aligned, snug up sections firmly. DO NOT force or jam sections excessively.
Slowly rotate AND pull the sections apart. DO NOT EVER use the guides for leverage. Utilize the rubber side of the supplied rod straps if additional grip is needed to pull and rotate sections apart. It the sections are difficult to take apart, a second person may be needed. In this situation it is best if each person has one hand on each of the sections. NOT both hands on one section. Once positioned, both persons will slowly rotate and pull the sections apart in unison.
Care and Maintenance
- Ferrules. . . these are normally hardy connection joints that do not require a lot of attention. If the rod sections are particularly difficult to remove, add a bit of wax or soap to the male ferrule. We’ve found that common lip balm works well. It also makes disassembly easier. The ferrules are not designed to fit all the way. So do not force them in too tight. Over time and use, they will snug in further. So do not attempt to sand the male sections so they fit further into the female sections. It is important over an extended period of fishing to check that the joints are snug. One of the major causes of failures is due to sections coming apart during the course of fishing.
- Guides. . . Check the integrity of your guides by "sighting" down the assembled rod so you can see bent or misaligned guides; minor bends or twists in guides can usually be corrected with careful pressure; do not use "toothy" pliers on guides as they will leave rough areas that will damage lines; otherwise, keeping guides free of debris and dirt is a periodic duty. NEVER use the guides as leverage when twisting, aligning or disassembling rod sections. Misaligned guides during fishing are usually an indicator of sections coming loose and need to be snugged back in. Loose sections are a common cause of rod failure.
- Guard against knicks. . . It is best to avoid colliding your rods with sharp objects, such as hooks, rocks, split shot, etc.; these and other impacts can damage the rod's fibers (regardless what the rod is made of) and encourage breakage at the weakened spot.
- Immovable objects. . . No rod is meant to be used as a lever in a stubborn attempt to move the immovable; if your line is caught on something, do not use the rod to jerk on the line; rather point the rod in a straight line toward the source of the snag and pull steadily until the lure or leader breaks.
- Rod pressure. . . When fighting large fish or strong current, use the rod in a sideways angle as opposed to straight upright; this lessens strain on the rod and is often a better tactical position. ALWAYS avoid ‘High Sticking’.
- Cleaning. . . Rinse and wipe your rod off after each use before storage; if used in saltwater, be sure to wash it off with freshwater and allow it to air dry before storage; do not store a wet rod in an enclosed area or sealed container, as it can mildew handles and cause swelling/rotting of the cork.
- Storage . . . store each of your rods, and each section singly in (a) a cloth rod bag and (b) a hard rod case; (we favor the tips of both the butt and sections of our rods facing downward in these cases to protect them). Do not store rods in excessive heat, e.g., trunk of your car. Do not store away wet rods.
- Chemicals . . . Avoid exposing rods and cases to harsh chemicals such as petroleum products, insect repellent, etc.