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2-pc rod for a trunk?

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I've got a nice convertible that I barely drove last summer because all my rods are 7' one piece, so I drove my truck pretty much every day to hit the pond at lunch and after work.  I think this year, I would like to find a 2-pc rod I can keep in the trunk of the car so I can drive it and still fish.  It doesn't have to be a pricey rod.  I'm thinking like a 6'6" MH Ugly Stik or comparable, with a comparably priced reel.  Anybody got any suggestions on other 2-pc rods in that price range and quality?

THanks,

DAve

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I keep a 2 piece 6'6" St. Croix Triumph and a Mitchell 308Xe in the car/truck almost all the time. I keep it spooled with 20# PowerPro braid which isn't as likely to be effected by the temperature extremes encountered in a car's trunk as monofilament lines.

I also keep a Plano 4600 full of terminal tackle, a small handful of soft plastics, a couple spinnerbaits, and a couple jerkbaits in the trunk along with a small insulated lunch box containing several bags of soft plastics, a knife, needlenose pliers, and a small LED flashlight.

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There are much better 2-piece options out there than an Ugly Stik.  The aforementioned Triumph is one.  A few more from St. Croix:

AVS66MLF2

AVS66MHF2

AVS70MF2

All are suited to most general bass fishing.

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for the "not so pricey" range you are talking about...i have a couple ugly sticks...2 piece i really like...both under $50.  i keep in truck...

question.....they are spooled with mono....so from other reply...is mono affected by keeping in trunk??

heat?

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Take advantage of the search feature here. This topic comes up on occassion and there is a wealth of solid recommendations here.

There are nice 2-piece rods from makers like Shimano in their Clarus and Compre and Convergence rods to suit your needs.

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x2 on the Clarus 2-piece.  I bought one for car trips and haven't been disappointed.  Great rod for the price.  Very sensitive and comparable to higher end rods that I have.

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It's definitely not a Loomis, but I have a 2 pc Ugly Stik Lite. It does good for a rod that I keep under my truck bench. I keep 10lb. Spider Wire on mine for the same reasons stated above, and only keep a 3600 box with tackle in it.

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Thanks for all the inputs!  I wasn't quite ready to lay out the dough for the St. Croix and other higher dollar rods yet, as this rod still won't get as much use as my 1-piece rods I keep in the truck.  But Bass Pro has their XPS® Extreme rods on sale right now, so I grabbed one of them.  So now I can drive myself to fishing in style this summer!!

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Thanks for all the inputs! I wasn't quite ready to lay out the dough for the St. Croix and other higher dollar rods yet, as this rod still won't get as much use as my 1-piece rods I keep in the truck. But Bass Pro has their XPS® Extreme rods on sale right now, so I grabbed one of them. So now I can drive myself to fishing in style this summer!!

Actually the Triumph retails for $60-$70, which is about what the Extreme sells for when they're on sale. The Extreme isn't a bad rod, just a bit heavy. I'm sure it'll be fine, though.

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