Fishing Rods are my Weakness! Life on the road with a Daiwa Generation Black Travel Rod

Well, for those of you that don’t know, I have had a new job for about 6 months now as a sales rep/manager for a couple of clothing and footwear brands. Then by a chance meeting I picked up another agency late last year. However, as these things go, sales jobs can be a bit like war. A fair bit of slow paced stuff punctuated with all hell breaking loose.

It has been quite flexible and I’ve had a fair few mid week fishing days in the last few months. Now we come to the all hell breaking loose part. over the next  7 weeks or so it’s going to be 12-14 hours a day 6 days a week. A lot of that will be driving time between calls but the good news is that stores are only open until about 5pm and most won’t want to be seeing me at 5 but rather seeing the back of me before that.

At the moment I would say you could pretty easily fish until almost 9 at night with enough light to see what you are doing which gives me plenty of time to get in afternoon sessions.


I am pretty much going to cover the entire state of NSW as the new agency is for a brand with ties in the motocross/dirt bike industry and a lot of those are out west. I would safely say I’ll have the chance to cross paths with Bass, Trout, Redfin, Yellowbelly, Cod, Carp as well as all the coastal species.

I don’t think I’ve ever used a travel rod but as the car is going to be chock full of samples there simply isn’t room for all the whiz bang one piece rods at my disposal. I picked up a second hand fly rod a while ago that will fit in the car perfectly but the fact is I like to catch fish. As much as I do enjoy fly fishing it has its place and trying out new spots blindly is not one of them. I’ll take it for Carp and Trout but I’ll stick to spin gear for the rest.Gen-Black2

Enter the Generation Black Travel Rods. I’ve written about the one piece versions before and I imagine the travel versions will be just as good value for money. I’m going for the Short Bite Special, a 6′ three piece rated light which will cover everything mentioned (except maybe the Cod) quite well. So over the next two months expect a lot more “dodgy iPhone fishing selfies” from me as random images or uploaded to our Instagram page (@lureandfly)

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