Sometimes it's just nice to spend a reasonable amount of money on an excellent travel spinning fishing rod. The STC series from Shimano is just that; a rugged fishing rod that can cast up to 2. 11 ounces without breaking a sweat.
We love the fact that these are so compact. You can fit the rods when in transport mode into just about any suitcase; their length when packed down is a mere 25.60 inches. This differs a little from rod to rod in the STC line, but not by much.
Our opinion: The X5 nano-carbon technology in the STC travel spinning fishing rods is impressive. We've seen this make an appearance on a few Shimano rods by now, and they all share the benefits: about as lightweight as you can get, while retaining a flexible kind of strength that makes them exceptionally responsive in the hand.
This rod is one of those fishing bits of kit that just disappears from your mind as you use it. The balance, performance and weight mean you forget you're even holding a rod and reel! That kind of blissful focus is a wonderful thing, and we're thankful as always to Shimano for providing such a great product to the team here at Nihon Fishing.
Length: 7.90 feet
Casting weight: H, 0.70-2.11 ounces
Transport length: 25.20 inch / 64 centimetre
Weight: 5.00 ounce / 142 grams
Comes in Shimano hard case
Package Dimensions: 29.0 x 4.0 x 2.5 inches