Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod (30 -60 Lbs, 7-Feet, Medium-Heavy) Review

By John Andrews | Fishing Rod Reviews

Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod (30 -60 Lbs, 7-Feet, Medium-Heavy)

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Rating: 4.7/5






- It is inexpensive

- It is of high quality


- It is not ideal for bottom fishing, especially in 200’ water

- It has a large rod base which does not fit in the rod holder of charter boats


Spinning Rods Comparison

  • Shimano Solora 2-piece Spinning Rod
  • Durable aeroglass blank construction
  • Solid locking graphite reel seat
  • Ceramic line guide
  • Medium power
  • Shakespeare Two-Piece Ugly Stik Bigwater
  • Available in 9, 10, 11, 12, and 15-foot
  • Durable EVA grips
  • 5-year warranty
  • Ugly Stik Clear Tip design
  • Hurricane Calico Jack Inshore
  • Graphite rod blank
  • Genuine cork handle
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater use
  • Ultra-responsive rod tip
  • Piscifun Graphite Spinning Rod
  • Carbon fiber blank made with ArmorCore
  • Multipurpose hook keeper
  • 4-piece design for easy travel and transportation
  • Ceramic guide sets
  • Daiwa Mini System Ultra-Light
  • 4’5” spinning rod
  • 5.1:1 spinning reel
  • Comes with compact carrying case
  • Smooth, multi-disc drag


Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod is a nice looking rod that functions better in all fishing conditions. It is portable, affordable and quite convenient. It is an amazing rod which can be used to cast a 25lb line. The pole is robust and stays together while casting. It was designed for travelers, is portable and can fit inside a travel bag.

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 It utilizes the durable European Spigot Ferrule design and gives the angler the feel of 1-piece rod.The pole is a great asset especially for anglers who want to get snappers out of their rock hideout. The lighter medium tip is well balanced and works well with the bait feeder 50 a. The rod can cast a lure of 3-5 oz.

Main Usage

The Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod utilizes the European Spigot Ferrule design to make the three section rod, which gives it a feel of 1 piece rod. It has rubberized connections that allow the rod to be pulled apart and makes use of top quality components such as ALPS stainless frames and features anodized aluminum ALPS reel seats.

The rod is made of a durable graphite rod blank and is covered with a carbon outer wrap. The 3 section blanks allow the angler to easily break down the rod into parts and pack it in the bag.

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This rod is sturdy, durable and is engineered to serve as a travel rod. It boasts of quality workmanship and finishes. This rod allows anglers to use heavier lines depending on the targeted fish. Also, it comes with a two tone anodized aluminum reel seats and has all properties anglers look for in a rod.

Product Features

Power :

Although the Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod was designed for travel enthusiasts, it is an excellent distant fishing rod that comes with a lot of power. It can lift weights of up to 60lb at the tip. The rod is made of durable graphite rod blank and comes with a carbon outer covering.

It has two different action tip that allows the anglers to customize them to match the fishing environment. This is a medium-heavy rod designed for surf casting. It can handle both light and heavy lines and is an ideal rod for anglers who fish in thick heavy cover water.


Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod combines action and sensitivity of a one piece blank. It is a medium and moderate action rod that flexes the upper ½ of the blank. This makes it an ideal rod for game fishing and can suitably be deployed in areas covered with weeds. 

Depending on the lure you use, the rod can be used to target medium and large fish. It can also be used in a wider fishing environment and offer better cast compared to the heavy action rods .Note that this rod is not heavy hence it allows the angler many hours of fishing. It can be deployed and used in salt water environment.

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Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

The fact that this is a medium heavy rod means that it can comfortably handle 8-14 lb weight.

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The rod has a moderately quick recovery and casts a little bit longer than the light weighted rods. Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod loads better and will perform well in difficult conditions.

This rod is sensitive and transmits the feelings whenever the fish bites its tip. Unfortunately, it is a little bit brittle and needs proper care if you don’t want it to break.


The rod is 7’ long and is an ideal rod for anglers looking forward to long distance casting. It allows them to use less effort and can reach their targets with ease. It is worth mentioning that despite the 7’ length, the rod is easy to control and enables the angler to determine the distance and flick the cast accurately.

Also, the angler has full control of the line and can move and set the hook from any distance. It gives him a greater mechanical advantage enabling him to use bigger baits and target bigger fish.


If you are an angler who spends most time traveling, the Okuma NOMAD Travel Spinning Rod is the most recommended rod for you.

It is easy to carry, comes with a heavier tip, which can target large fish like wahoo and tuna. The rod is strong and can handle just about anything up to 150 lb.

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John is the wisest member of our team since he's the oldest person here. He has gathered lots of tips and tricks throughout his 35-year angling career. His love for angling has led him to join our team because he wants to share his wisdom with others. Back in the day, he had to visit locations around the country and speak to many anglers to get more information about angling and now he wants to share it online. He doesn't fish as much as he used to, but his passion for angling is ever present.

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