Best Portable Fishing Rod & Reels Combo’s 2016

(Last Updated On: October 11, 2016)

If you are looking for the best portable rod’s without a reel then click here, below are the best portable fishing rod & reel combo’s.

Unless you have a deck with great fishing right out your back door (ah, and don’t we all wish we did?), you need a certain degree of portability in your fishing rod and reel set. Thankfully, manufacturers realize this and have created some excellent portable fishing rod and reel sets that you can take with you anywhere you go.

They pack up easily, collapse into a size easily carried, and in some cases come with a handy case to keep them safe during travel, while bouncing around in your backpack, etc. When hiking through the woods to your favorite fishing hole, you won’t have to worry about the tips of these poles catching on trees and snapping off!

Below are reviews of the best portable fishing rode & reel’s on the market.

Portable Rod and ReelActionCollapsed Length (Inches)Expanded Length (ft)Rod MaterialPriceRating
Okuma VS-605-20 Voyager
Light156Composite$$4.3
Daiwa Mini System Minispin
Ultralight144.5Graphite$$4.2
PLUSINNO Carbon Telescopic Rod & Reel
Varied15.75 – 18.115.91 – 10.83Carbon fiber$$$4.3

Okuma VS-605-20 Voyager Spinning Portable Travel Kit

This is a very popular portable fishing pole and reel kit, and affordable.  The kit includes a 5-piece graphite composite rod, with a cork grip, that extends to 6’0” with a size 20 reel, durable ceramic guide inserts, stainless steel hooded reel seats, and machine-cut brass pinion gear. It’s is a light action rod and has a line capacity or 100/6. All this is included in a soft-side 17”x9”x3” carrying case that has room for the rod and reel as well as some tackle.

It’s the perfect size for keeping in the car, out of the way, to have ready whenever you have a spontaneous opportunity to go fishing. Because it fits out of the way, you can keep it with you wherever you go. That’s not to say you can just hop out of your car and start fishing. It does take a few minutes to put together. But the convenience of the carrying case seems to make up for this. As the reel does not come with line already spooled, you can choose your favorite line to load it with.

Customers have caught bass, trout, pickerel, and pike, along with plenty of pan fish, and even some parrot fish in Hawaiian salt water. It’s  very versatile and strong for its specifications, and convenient rod and reel set.

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Daiwa Mini System Minispin Ultralight Spinning Reel and Rod Combo in Hard Carry Case

This portable fishing rod and reel set comes in a molded plastic hard case.  It’s a very popular and while it may not be perfect for everyone, this is a very popular and well-loved product.

The hard case is 14” by 17.5”, small enough to fit in a backpack, a motorcycle saddlebag, or under the seat of your car or truck.  It comes with an ultralight MS-S500T reel with smooth, ball bearing drive, multi-disc drag, 5. 1-to-1 retrieve, GyroSpin® balancing, and Twist Buster® line twist reduction. This is combined with a matching 4’6”, five-piece, ultralight rod for two- to six-pound test lines and 0.0625-to-0.25 ounce lures. The case even has built-in tackle compartments for your convenience.

This is a sturdy, long-lasting ultralight portable fishing rod and reel set. It’s light enough to be good for children to use, as well. Although it’s not for huge fish, we have caught pike and even a four-pound bass. With a four-pound line, it’s perfect for pan fish like crappies and small mouth bass.

The feel is very sensitive, so even beginning fishers can get a good feel of working the fish on the line and bringing it in, the most satisfying thing in a good fishing day. It’s easy to assemble, quickly ready to use. One problem though is getting it to fit back in the case again, it is just not as easy as it should be.

Overall, this is a popular choice for experienced fishers and new recruits alike. As long as you remember it is an ultralight, you will be able to fish with this portable fishing rod and reel set for years.

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Plusinno TM Spinning Carbon Telescopic Fishing Rod with Reel Combo

This is the newest portable rod and reel combo from a trusted company, and comes in at a very affordable price.  What is great also is that it comes in a wide variety of sizes.  The sizes available are 5’11”, 6’11”, 7’11”, 8’11”, 9’10”, and 10’10”. All sizes provide smooth telescoping action and an easily switchable left/right-handed reel.

The pole has perfectly elasticity, made with high density Carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass to make it hard and durable. It has a more short body with large spool and line capacity. The deep aluminum spool and double-color reel has one-line holes, instant anti-reverse, and power drive gear equipped for high strength. It has coiled bail string and an S-curve oscillation system for very good line winding. The computer balanced rotor and high tensile strength plastic body make it perfect for your fishing needs.

It comes in multiple lengths and actions, depending on your needs. But all of the sizes telescope down into an easy-to-carry size that’s perfect for throwing in the backpack or other camping gear, or making it easy and safe to carry through the trees to your perfect fishing spot.

We really like the flexibility and durability of this portable fishing pole and reel set. Though it doesn’t come with a handy carrying case, it does take up very little space in your own bag, and is kept protected from catching on things by its telescoping action. And you can’t do better than the Plusinno brand!

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