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

2019’s best new rods and reels

Great new hardware, from a computer-guided baitcaster to a value-minded pack rod

Best pack rod

SPINMATIC-D

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

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