Review: CAPACI Portable Travel Casting Spinning Bass Fishing Rods – Super Convenience 24 Ton Carbon Fiber Rod for Salt Fresh Water Comfortable EVA Handle 6 Pieces
Published on May 14, 2023, 5:31 p.m.
Fishing is a popular hobby for many, allowing people to get outside and enjoy nature while pursuing the excitement of catching fish. For avid anglers who enjoy fishing in multiple locations, having portable, easy-to-transport gear is a must. The CAPACI Portable Travel Casting Spinning Bass Fishing Rod aims to fit the needs of traveling fishermen with its unique collapsible six-piece design. In this review, we’ll take a comprehensive look at this rod to see how well it performs for bass fishing on the go.
The CAPACI Travel Bass Rod is a 24-ton carbon fiber rod that breaks down into six pieces, allowing it to pack down very small for easy portability. Available in two lengths - 6‘9” and 7‘10” - it’s designed for casting and spinning techniques for bass fishing. The rod features stainless steel guide rings with ceramic inserts, an EVA foam handle, and a soft touch reel seat. According to the manufacturer, the sensitivity and strength of the rod comes from the Toray 24-ton carbon construction, while the six-piece design improves convenience without compromising the feel and performance expected from a one-piece rod.
- Portable 6-piece travel design
- Toray 24-ton carbon fiber construction
- Stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts
- EVA foam handles
- Soft touch reel seats
- Available in 6‘9” and 7‘10” lengths
Design and Appearance
At a glance, the CAPACI rod has a very sleek, smooth and modern aesthetic. The rod blank has a beautiful glossy black finish and the silver stainless guides nicely complement the design. The rod pieces fit together well when assembled, appearing seamless like a one-piece rod. The guide alignment is good but not perfect when the rod is broken down, so you have to line the pieces up properly to keep the guides perfectly straight. A minor downside is the rod does not have alignment markers on the ferrules to make this process easier. The EVA foam handle is comfortable to hold and provides good grip security when fighting a fish.
Performance and Sensitivity
Considering the portable travel-friendly nature of this rod, its performance is very impressive. The sensitivity is excellent, allowing anglers to easily detect light bites and nibbles from finicky bass. The carbon fiber blank transfers vibrations through the rod very well. The rod loads and casts light lures well, with accurate casting capabilities. The rod packs enough backbone power to fight feisty bass, but the lightweight design does favor finesse techniques over power fishing applications. The rod shows good durability, able to withstand the normal wear and tear that comes with transporting rods.
This rod really shines when it comes to convenience and portability. At just 6.9 feet broken down, the six pieces pack down super small to store in a backpack, luggage, or small rod case. The light weight is also ideal for backpacking and hiking into remote fishing locations. Anglers report successfully packing this rod along on motorcycle camping trips, airplane carry-ons, hiking excursions, and mountain trips. The ability to fish wherever you go is this rod’s biggest advantage.
While marketed as a bass fishing rod, the CAPACI is also a great rod for pursuing other species like trout, panfish, walleye and small catfish. The lightweight finesse design makes it best suited for smaller freshwater game fish. The rod has enough backbone for fish up to 5-6lbs but larger fish require a heavier rod. For light tackle fishing, it’s an excellent choice.
The CAPACI Travel Bass Rod is ideal for:
- Hiking and backpacking
- Motorcycle camping trips
- Air travel with carry-on luggage
- Fishing remote mountain lakes
- Quick day trips to local ponds and streams
Customer Feedback Analysis
The CAPACI Travel Bass Rod has received over 140 customer ratings and reviews. The average rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 46% of customers giving 5 stars. However, 18% have also given 1 star reviews.
Positive feedback praises the rod’s casting accuracy and sensitivity, with multiple customers mentioning it allows them to feel even light bites. The portable design receives rave reviews for travel scenarios like motorcycle trips, airplane carry-ons, and backpacking. Many mention the rod provides great performance for the low price point.
Critical feedback largely focuses on durability issues, with a number of customers reporting broken rod tips, especially when casting lightweight lures. Others mention the rod is too lightweight for fighting larger fish. Some note the segments do not fit together perfectly, causing slight misalignment of the guides.
Analyzing the reviews, the rod seems best suited for fishing finesse baits for smaller fish rather than thick cover flipping or frog fishing. While a few defective rods slip through quality control, most report the rod lasting well with normal use. For travelers seeking a budget-friendly rod to access remote waters, the convenience and value seem to outweigh the minor durability complaints.
- Highly portable design
- Good sensitivity and casting accuracy
- Excellent value and price
- Not as durable as more expensive rods
- Tip sections prone to breaking
Without a doubt, the biggest advantage of this rod is the value it delivers for just $20. Looking at other travel rods on the market, comparable models from brand names like St. Croix and Fenwicks cost over $200. For 1/10th of the price, the CAPACI provides excellent versatility and performance. While not at the same refinement level as premium rods, the CAPACI punches far above its weight given the incredibly low price point. For many anglers, landing a few nice fish with a rod that enables convenient traveling and mobility is well worth the tradeoffs of going with a cheaper import rod.
For traveling anglers seeking an inexpensive rod that packs great portability without sacrificing performance, the CAPACI Travel Bass Rod is a great option. While not the most durable or refined rod, it provides precise casting and excellent sensitivity in a highly mobile package. The value and convenience make it one of the top rods on the market for fishing on the go.
- Lengths: 6‘9”, 7‘10”
- Pieces: 6
- Line Weight: 4-10 lb test
- Technique: Casting, spinning
- Carbon: 24-ton Toray
- Guides: Stainless steel with ceramic inserts
- Reel Seat: Soft touch
The CAPACI Travel Bass Rod package includes:
- Rod blank (6 pieces)
- Eva foam handle
- Soft touch reel seat
- Rod bag
How to Use
To use the rod:
1. Assemble the 6 pieces by lining up the guides and ferrules
2. Tighten the ferrules by turning clockwise
3. Attach reel to the reel seat
4. Add fishing line through the guides
5. Attach lure or bait
6. Ready to fish!