There are a couple of great things about travel fishing rods. For one, they pack down very small, to fit in packs and even airplane carry-ons. But even better, they make the perfect gift for someone who already has more than a few fishing rods—because even if you already have a 5-weight trout rod, you can always use a go-anywhere version! In addition, today’s carefully designed travel rods are excellent performers, especially when they come from premium brands. This Orvis six-piece trout/smallmouth rod has chrome snake guides, a stripping guide with a ceramic insert, a black nickel aluminum reel seat and a 25-year guarantee. It’s also available as an outfit, including a reel, and pre-loaded ORvis fly line and backing.