Fox travel rod differences....

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  1. brownsedge

    brownsedge Member

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    Hi folks... I'm determined to buy one of those fox travel rods for tarpon and the likes for my Cuba trips.... Does anyone know the difference between
    1) tarpon trek spin
    2) tarpon trek spin cast
    3) sailfish trek spin

    Apart from a few ounces here or there I can't seem to find any info on their differences.... I'll be using it for slinging poppers too but the popper trek At 350 pounds is too much for me...
    Any input welcome folks.....

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  2. Norm B

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    :fishing1: Get the Daiwa Global Spin, 60lb cobia landed on one, might be a bit long as only 2 piece, awesome rod though. :fishing1:
  3. steve pitts

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    The two tarpon rods are pretty much the same blank (if not identical) but the spin is for fixed spool use and the spin cast for multiplier use.

    The Sailfish spin XT is rated for 20 - 50lb lines.
    The sailfish trek spin is 4 piece, 8ft (tarpon trek is 5 piece, 7ft) with recommended line ratings of between 12 and 35lb (tarpon trek 20 & 50lb).

    I used the Tarpon trek spin on a recent trip and landed tarpon up to around 130lb and found it a joy to use - you would never know it was a 5 piece travel rod.

    It will chuck a 4oz popper (and work it) with ease, so I'm not sure why a Trek popper costs £350 as I bought my Tarpon trek spin from a tackle dealer in Luton for £170.

    Good value for money and the heavy popping rod / medium trolling rod / livebait rod that I've been looking for for years.


    All the specs for complete Trek range is here - http://www.foxsportfishing.com/catalogues-sections-products.php?catalogue=6&section=1

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
    Steve
  4. sj fiske

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    no relation to dave?
  5. brownsedge

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    thanks Steve... that's just what i was looking for... ordered one today..
    cheers...
  6. Salty Swedish Sea Dog

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    Which one have you gone for?
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    yes- intersted to hear how you get on Mark
    I bought the bonefish for light spinning - very pleased so far - thinking up to 20 lb fish
    Dave what size is your Stella in the pic? 5000?
    I plan to use my 4000 with the bonefish- a bit of overkill, but it does balance well as a lighter model- means I have loads of braid for a long run on a bigger fish
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    Jonny
    That's actually my boat partner in the photo, not me.

    He owns a tarpon trek too and the Stella on his rod is a 20000

    I used a Stella 10000 on my tarpon trek and a 6000 on my Permit trek

    A 4000 on the bonefish rod would be ideal.

    Tight lines
    Steve
  9. brownsedge

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    ordered the Tarpon trek spin..... im hoping it has the grunt my shimano beachmaster fail to show when i hooked a large tarpon from pilar rocks in C.G. oooohhhhh the pain.... it still hurts.....
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    I'm taking a Fox Sail Trek (the light 15-35lb version) to Dom Rep tomorrow, and a Daiwa Tment Global too. The Fox feels like a nicely balanced piece of kit and I hope to run into something to give it a tryout. I know exactly where the breaking-point is on the Tournament Global - it can't handle 350lb sharks! Ask the Dabler after he lent me his nice new one and I (and my toothy friend) broke the last foot off the tip, thereby converting it into an awesome heavy rod!
  11. Salty Swedish Sea Dog

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    Be interested to hear how you get n with it Mark

    Tight lines !
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    The thing that I liked about the Tarpon Trek is that it isn't poker-stiff.

    It will bend right down to the butt with larger / powerful fish and I find that this doesn't tire me out when playing a biggie.

    [​IMG]


    Here are the Tarpon Trek Spin and Permit Trek rods side by side
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  13. Salty Swedish Sea Dog

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    Thanks very much for the pics Steve
    Great to compare the different rods and reels next to each other. It's difficult to imagine the scale of the rods just from the Fox website.
    I'm going to invest in either the bonefish or the permit spin in the next couple of weeks.
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    You're welcome.

    What are your target species?
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    hi all if you go to you tube .and tap in fox tarpon trek you can see the rod in action on a blue shark ..also a 130lb tarpon cheers johnboy
  17. brownsedge

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    thanks for the pics Steve... only problem now is that i also want the permit rod.... oh the greed...
  18. steve pitts

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    I went the other way around - bought the permit rod and was impressed enough to get the tarpon too.
    well pleased with both rods.
  19. Salty Swedish Sea Dog

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    Hi Steve,

    I'm hopefully off to Cuba early next year and intend to take 3 spinning / bait rods

    A snowbee popper / boat combo for the heavy offshore stuff, a 9ft Rhino DF spin for heavy shore (I already have these rods) and am looking for a lighter rod so I have all options covered.

    So narrowed the 3rd rod down now to the Fox bonefish spin, permit spin or St Croix Tidemaster travel

    I was going to take a St Croix Triumph surf spin in 10ft but it wont fit in the suit case :sad:
  20. Salty Swedish Sea Dog

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    I want the bonefish, permit and sailfish. Doubt I'll get all 3 though unless those 6 numbers come up at the weekend

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