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Searching for the Perfect Travel Rod? Here's a List of Fly Rods that are Five Pieces or More!

Updated: Nov 3


Photo Credit: ECHO Fly Fishing

Four-piece fly rods dominate.


The reasons for this are simple — they are easy to transport and relatively quick to assemble while still offering great performance. These rods meet the needs of most anglers most of the time, but sometimes you might require an even more compact package.


Multi-piece fly rods of five, six, or even more sections can be extremely handy when you want to fit your rod inside something like a suitcase, backpack, or simply just prefer a shorter tube overall. These rods are far less common than four-piece rods, but a good number of examples exist out there.


I scoured my brain and the internet to find what currently-available fly rods from "names you may have heard of" are out there in a five-piece or greater configuration. Please note this selection does not include some of the newer rods that come with small added extension pieces designed to make the rod a bit longer.


Here's what I was able to come up with....



Sage IGNITER

14'0" 9-weight 6-piece Spey (Model 9140-6) -- $n/a


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Scott F-Series Fiberglass

7'2" 3-weight 5-piece (Model FS 7235) -- $695


see the rod here



Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey

*all rods are 5-pieces


14'0" 9-weight (Model 1409-5) -- $1,095

15'0" 10-weight (Model 1510-5) -- $1,095


see these rods here


Redington Classic Trout

*all rods are 6-pieces

8'0" 3-weight (Model 380-6) -- $169.99

9'0" 5-weight (Model 590-6) -- $169.99


see these rods here


CF Burkheimer Two-Handed; prices include Classic / Presentation / Vintage models

*all rods are 5-pieces


12'1" 8-weight (Model 8121-5) -- $1,200 / $1,395 / $1,395

13'3" 8-weight (Model 8133-5) -- $1,200 / $1,395 / $1,395

11'9"  9-weight (Model 9119-5) -- $1,200 / $1,395 / $1,395

13'5"  9-weight (Model 9135-5) -- $1,200 / $1,395 / $1,395

14'4" 9-weight (Model 9144-5) -- $1,295 / $1,495 / $1,495

14'8"  10-weight (Model 10148-5) -- $1,295 / $1,495 / $1,495

18'0"  10-weight (Model 11180-5) -- $1,750 / $1,995 / $1,995


see the rods here



Greys GR70 Travel Double-Handed

4.42m 9-weight 6-piece (Model 1374003) -- £449.99


see the rod here



Greys GR70 Travel

*all rods are 6-pieces


2.74m 5-weight (Model 1373990) -- £269.99

2.90m 7-weight (Model 1373995) -- £289.99


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Greys GR80 Travel

*all rods are 6-pieces


2.74m 5-weight (Model 1512544) -- £309.99

2.74m 7-weight (Model 1512545) -- £339.99

4.27m 9-weight (Model 1512546) -- £519.99


see the rods here



Hardy Demon Smuggler (USA)

*all rods are 6-pieces


8'0" 4-weight (Model HRODESM804A) -- $649

9'0" 6-weight (Model HRODESM906A) -- $649

9'0" 8-weight (Model HRODESM908A) -- $649

9'6" 7-weight (Model HRODESM967A) -- $649


see the rods here



Hardy Demon Smuggler (UK)

*all rods are 6-pieces


14'6" 10-weight (Model 1404117) -- £749.99

8'0" 4-weight (Model 1404112) -- £429.99

9'0" 5-weight (Model 1404113) -- £439.99

9'0" 6-weight (Model 1404114) -- £449.99

9'0" 8-weight (Model 1404115) -- £459.99

9'6" 7-weight (Model 1404116) -- £469.99


see the rods here



ECHO Trip

*all rods are 8-pieces


9'0" 5-weight (Model TRIP-590) -- $279.99

9'0" 6-weight (Model TRIP-690) -- $279.99

9'0" 8-weight (Model TRIP-890) -- $299.99


see the rods here



Orvis Clearwater Travel

*all rods are 6-pieces


8'6" 5-weight -- $229

9'0" 5-weight -- $229

9'0" 6-weight -- $229

9'0" 8-weight -- $269


see the rods here



Orvis Mission Two-Handed

*all rods are 6-pieces


14'0" 9-weight -- $798

15'0" 10-weight -- $798


see the rods here



Douglas Upstream

*all rods are 6-pieces


7'0" 3-weight (Model Upstream 3706) -- $469

7'6" 3-weight (Model Upstream 3766) -- $469

8'0" 3-weight (Model Upstream 3806) -- $469


see the rods here



JP Ross Black Jack Hybrid

8'6" 5/6-weight 5-piece -- $499


see the rod here



JP Ross Muir Glass Pack Rod

7'0" 3-weight 5-piece -- $439 (Featherlight version $499)


see the rod here



Cabela's Stowaway 6

*all rods are 6-pieces


9'0" 5-weight -- $159

9'0" 6-weight -- $159

9'0" 8-weight -- $159

9'0" 10-weight -- $159


see the rods here



Swift Fly Fishing Epic Packlight (glass)

7'6" 4-weight 5-piece -- $895


see the rod here



Swift Fly Fishing Epic Packlight Backpacking (carbon)

8'6" 5-weight 6-piece -- $995


see the rod here



Swift Fly Fishing Epic DH13 Two-Handed Spey Rod

*all rods are 6-pieces


13'0" 6-weight -- $1,300

13'0" 7-weight -- $1,300

13'0" 8-weight -- $1,300


see the rods here



Maxcatch Alltime Traveler

*all rods are 8-pieces


9'0" 5-weight -- $70

9'0" 6-weight -- $71

9'0" 8-weight -- $72


see the rods here



Maxcatch Camo

5-weight 7-piece (Model 9057) -- $85.99


see the rod here



Maxcatch Cruiser

*all rods are 6-pieces


7'0" 2-weight (Model 7026) -- $62

8'0" 4-weight (Model 8046) -- $63.50


see the rods here



Maxcatch Sensing Traveller

*all rods are 7-pieces


9'0" 5-weight -- $58

9'0" 6-weight -- $59

9'0" 7-weight -- $60

9'0" 8-weight -- $61


see the rods here



Maxcatch Camping Traveller

*all rods are 7-pieces


9'0" 5-weight -- $66

9'0" 6-weight -- $66

9'0" 7-weight -- $67

9'0" 8-weight -- $50


see the rods here



Maxcatch Professional Nano Traveller

9'0" 6-weight 7-piece (Model 9067) -- $70


see the rod here



Leland Sierra Nevada Fiberglass

7'6" 4-weight 6-pieces -- $495 (currently $250)


see the rod here



Leland Sierra Nevada Backpacker

7'6" 4-weight 5-pieces -- $595 (currently $275)


see the rod here



CTS Affinity M

*available in multiple configurations


- 7'6", 8'6", or 9'0"

- 3,4, or 5 piece

- line weights 3–6

- $1,200 – $1,250 NZD (New Zealand Dollars)


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CTS Affinity X

*available in multiple configurations


- multiple lengths 7'0" – 11'0"

- 2,3,4,5, or 6 piece

- 1–14 weight sizes

- $1,200 – $1,250


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Gaelforce Destination

*all rods are 6-pieces


11'3" 7/8 weight -- £750

11'9" 8/9 weight -- £799

12'9" 7/8 weight -- £875

12/9" 8/9 weight -- £875

13'9" 7/8 weight -- £925

13'9" 8/9 weight -- £925

14'6" 9/10 weight -- £975

14'6" 10/11 weight -- £999

15'1" 10/11 weight -- £1,075


see the rods here


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