Tackle week 2019: The best new rods and reels for Canadian anglers


Best pack rod



One- and even two-piece rods are simply too long and impractical when traipsing through dense bush or travelling by air. Enter Daiwa’s Spinmatic-D pack rods, which break down small enough to fit in your luggage. There are four models in the ultralight trout series, ranging from 5½ to seven feet in length. Featuring low-friction aluminum-oxide guides, Fuji reel seats, cork handles and hook-keepers, the four-piece rods cost just US$55.

Learn more: Daiwa, 1-800-736-4653; www.daiwa.com