If you’re traveling to a new destination with a suitcase or duffel bag, and you don’t know exactly how you’ll be fishing, or with what, go with a mid-weight, all-around travel rod. There are two reasons for this: First, if the fishing requires you to use lighter or heavier fishing line than what you have on the reel, you can always put new line on it. That’s easier than bringing several rods, and much cheaper than buying a new rod at your destination. Second, you have to consider that you’ll be bringing your travel rod to different places and for different species of fish, so a mid-weight, all-around rod will be one that you can use over and over again. In fact, that travel rod might become your favorite fishing rod of all.