The Wanderlust is a 5+1-piece travel rod utilizing a proprietary formulation of combining different Toray carbon cloth laid in a multi axis configuration for the best strength and sensitivity ratio. This 6’5″ rod is suitable for different terrains, be it land based casting or fishing from a boat. Paired with quality components (SiC guides) from Fuji Japan, the Jabbers Wanderlust is robust enough to handle a traveller’s fishing needs.
The Jabbers Wanderlust casting is built to handle a wide range of lures of different weights (as light as ¼ oz) and every joint of this travel stick is individually tested and fitted to provide the feel of a single piece rod. This unique 5-piece rod closes down to just 46 cm and will fit in any small luggage that can be hand carried onto the aircraft. To facilitate the use of vertical and slow jigs, a special extended Jiggerlust butt has been designed for this rod. This extra piece is made available with a butt protector for ease of storage as the rod is expected to serve for a long period of time.
Comfort and reliability are the key factors when deciding the grips for the rod, hence only high-density EVA and superior quality cork handles were chosen.
198cm / 6’5
All the joints on your Jabbers Wanderlust have been carefully constructed to provide a good fit. However, with continuous use, there is a chance that the joints may start to loosen due to wear and tear. The use of a thin layer of ferrule wax will eliminate this problem. Jabbers recommend the use of Loon Outdoors Graffitolin Ferrule Wax. For proper application of ferrule wax, please refer to instructions on Loon Outdoors website.
After exposure to salt water, high temperature and humidity, there is a chance that the joints become hard to dismantle. Do not try to twist the rod by holding onto the guides. This may damage the guides. Instead, wash the joints with fresh water, use a rod wrap and coil snugly around the blank. This provides an excellent grip on the blank and will help you dismantle your rod with ease. If this does not work, further cool down your rod with freshwater and try again.
All Jabbers rods like the Wanderlust casting model are constructed using quality Fuji guides and do not require extra maintenance. It is however important to thoroughly flush down all the guides and the reel seat with fresh water after use to prevent corrosion.
The high-density neoprene rod bag that is provided will adequately shield your rod from scratches and harmful UV rays. Always keep your rod in the neoprene bag until you need it. If you plan to transport your rod in a checked-in luggage, the use of the Jabbers Expedition case is highly recommended to protect your rods from rough handling.