There are more travel rods on the market for freshwater and light inshore applications than ever, but you'll need a light to medium-heavy spinning and casting rods to tackle slab bluegills at your lake house, catch bass in a farm pond, or relax on a dock while messing around with snappers. For that, the Traveler Series from Temple Fork Outfitters has a healthy offering of five spinning models. All rods are 7 feet long, break into three pieces, and are available in a variety of powers and actions. The Traveler light power, moderate/fast action spinning rod is geared for quiet trout streams, while heavier versions are perfect for bass and smaller inshore species. The Traveler Series is built on lightweight carbon-fiber blanks finished with Fuji's Fazlite Corrosion Control K-series guides that are safe for both salt and fresh water.