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Rod Review


Daiwa's Travel Series : The Ardito 763 (continued)

Features: The most intriguing feature of the Ardito 763 is its multi-piece construction. Fishable, three piece rod are such a rarity these days and the added bonus that this multi-piece rod comes with its own travel ready carrying case makes it all the more intriguing.


The rod's case is properly padded protecting the rod when not in use.

With regards to our standard features, list, this rod comes with a split design, EVA rear grip, aluminum oxide guides by Fuji, a custom split reel seat, and an open ended hook keeper right above the reel seat on the left side of the blank.


And comes with a comfortable handle.

 

Features Ratings for Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR

Grip (1-5)
Guides (1-5)
Reel Seat (1-5)
Hook Keeper (1-5)
Rod Sleeve (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
3
4
4
5
20
25
8.0


As well as a detachable shoulder strap.

Design/Ergonomics: As much as I enjoy fishing seven foot, six inch rods for the reach and leverage they provide, their one common downfall is their tip heavy nature. Daiwa does nothing to resolve this issue with the Ardito 763. This stick is very light for its length and power, but this comes at the expense of balance.

Lab Results for Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR

Model
Avg RoD (2-32 oz)
Taper
Measured Weight (oz)
Balance Point (inches)
Balancing Torque (ftlbs)
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR
1.73
Fast
5.2
9.5
0.25
MBR783C GLX2000
1.72
Fast
4.8
5
0.11
TSFO 26 Rod Avg
1.69
--
4.92
7.65
0.19

Otherwise, the dense EVA foam grip is very comfortable to hold and the rods colors and graphics - other than the somewhat obnoxious fore-nut (real seat locking mechanism) are tasteful and in control. Overall, this is a nice looking stick.

Design & Ergonomics Ratings for Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR

Grip (1-5)
Colors / Graphics (1-5)
Balance (1-5)
Weight (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
4
3
5
16
20
8.0


The open ended hook keeper works well for Texas rigged plastics.

Application: The Ardito's utility goes far beyond mere fishing applications. Its true benefit comes with its portability and your peace of mind knowing you can take this stick with you on travel and not worry that it will arrive in more pieces than when originally packed. It can also be a half of a combo you keep in the trunk of your car for those spontaneous fishing trips before or after work or one you can easily carry with you while riding your bike, motorcycle, or paddleboard.

Bass Rod Application Ratings for Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR

Rip/Jerk (1-5)
Steady (1-5)
Lift & Drop (1-5)
Drag (1-5)
Twitch (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
3
5
5
4
21
25
8.4

 

Ratings:

Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFB-TR Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality A little generous with the gloss coat for our liking, but nicely made 8.95
Performance Fishes like a one-piece 8.4
Price All this for $130? Wow! 8
Features The travel case puts it over the top 8
Design (Ergonomics) A bit tip heavy but very comfortable otherwise 8
Application The way the rod fishes together with the carrying case make it so versatile on many different levels 8.4

Total Score

8.29
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ A three piece stick that fishes like a one piece - Limited powers/actions. We'd love to see options from UL for back country hikers on up to Heavy and even Xtra-Heavy for those in pursuit of exotic species like Peacock Bass, Golden Dorado, and more!
+ Carrying case makes this stick travel worthy  
+ Price is right!  

  

Conclusion: The Ardito 763 and its siblings make sense on so many different levels it's difficult to understand why other manufacturers haven't stepped up to the plate to offer something similar. First off, as an assembled rod, the Ardito 763 looks good. It has a contemporary styling and is built with components that don't look overly cheap.

 


The Ardito 763 is a three-piece rod that's totally fishable.

 

Second, this stick is entirely fishable! If there were a way to hide the joints on this stick, you'd be hard pressed to know it's a multi-piece stick when you're fishing it. It's light for its length and power, and while the rod is tip heavy, it feels natural and not product of its multi-piece construction. Third, that travel case it comes in. What a great convenience in extending the portability of this stick. Lastly? The Ardito series is priced right! You get all of the above for right around a buck thirty ($130).

 


The Ardito 763 and its siblings make too much sense.

 

This is not far off from what I'd expect to pay for a one piece rod built on this blank with these components, so Daiwa is not penalizing us for wanting a multi piece stick with a travel case - not in price or performance! This series of rods are as close as it gets to a no brainer and easily win our Best Value and Editor's Choice Awards!

 

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