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Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods

Description

Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods are great economical trolling rods, packed full of features. These rods are perfect for all around trolling, use with planer boards, downriggers and dipsy divers. If you want a quality trolling rod at an economical price, the Daiwa Wilderness is an ideal choice.

Features of Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods include:

  • Durable, resilient fiberglass blank construction
  • Cut-proof Aluminum Oxide guides
  • Comfortable EVA foam grips
  • Rubber butt ends
  • Downlocking, Fuji-style graphite reel seats
  • Hook keeper
Specifications
Specifications
ModelLengthPowerActionLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Pieces
WLDR 802MLR8'0"Med. LightR8-172
WLDR 802MR8'0"MediumR10-202
WLDR 802MHR8'0"Med. HeavyR12-302
WLDR 862MR8'6"MediumR12-202
WLDR 862MHR8'6"Med. HeavyR15-302
WLDR 902MR9'0"MediumR12-252
WLDR 902MHR9'0"Med. HeavyR15-302
WLDR 962MHR9'6"Med. HeavyR15-302

 

Reviews
Review Summary
4.5
( 54 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.94%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (30), Professional (2)
Pros
Durable (25)
Good Tip Action (21)
Easy To Transport (13)
Sensitive (11)
Flexible (11)
Cons
None (9)
Too Stiff (2)
Heavy / Bulky (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (19)
trolling (11)
River Fishing (7)
Great Lakes (6)
Ocean Fishing (5)

Great Rod
Verified
Buyer
Medina, Ohio
About Me:
none
This is my 3rd wilderness rod i love theses rods and the price, we caught lots of walleye on these rods, lots of 28" walleye I got one 33" this year.
Pros: Durable, Good flex for trolling
Cons: none
Best Uses: Great Lakes, trolling
good rod for the price
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Buyer
monroeville, pa
About Me:
none
rods have lasted through lake trout and a very productive walleye season
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, good price
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
great rod for little price
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Buyer
monroeville, pa
About Me:
none
these rods stood up for lake trout and walleyes all summer long
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
Nice Looking Rod
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Buyer
Medina, Ohio
About Me:
none
Rod came today seems to be a nice rod for the price, going on lake erie tomorrow for walleye will see how the rod does.
Pros: Good flex for trolling, Easy To Transport, Good Value
Cons: none
Best Uses: Great Lakes, Dipsy diver, Walleye.
Good rod for the money
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none
When fishing with multiple people many hands beside the owner of the equipment are used and at times rods become damaged don't shed many tears as these rods don't set you back much to replace.
Pros: Good inexpensive rod
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
Good rods
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Seem to be good quality for a very good price.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great Priced Brownie Rod
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Buyer
syracuse, NY
About Me:
Avid Angler
8' ML rigger rod. Flexible and lighter action gives you a better fight for smaller fish (browns) but also can handle larger trout and salmon. Cheapest Rigger rod you're going to find.
Pros: Flexible, Good Value, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
daiwa med-heavy trolling rod
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Buyer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
Great trolling rod for Deep Six or downriggers. A little too stiff for mooching, but that's not what it's about. Good stiff backbone for really setting the hook. Economical, good service from Fish USA, and a great addition to my boat rods.
Pros: well built
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Great rod
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
Great good quality rod for trolling.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable
Cons: None
Best Uses: trolling, Salmon Fishing
902M
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Buyer
Everett WA.
About Me:
Not Specified
Action just right. Not too stiff, not too soft. Perfect for 13 t0 15lb Silvers.
Pros: Action
Cons: None
Best Uses: Trolling
Great product
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
Great product to use as dipsy rod or as anything. Great length and very flexible.
Pros: Good flex for trolling
Cons: None
Best Uses: Lead core s dipsey
Works Fine
Verified
Buyer
NE Ohio
About Me:
Not Specified
Bought 10, have used them on a couple trips to pull Dipseys, Inline Weights and Crankbaits. Worked OK for all. Have landed several 10lb+ Walleye and Steelhead. Am going to install spring tips on a couple for wire. Lotta rod for the buck.
Pros: Good Value
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: trolling
freshwater striper fishing
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Reviewer
south Carolina
About Me:
none
Love this rod landed a 34 lb striper with no problem.
Pros: well built, Good inexpensive rod
Cons: None
Best Uses: Large Fish, trolling, River Fishing
MORE THAN I EXPECTED
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Buyer
KANSAS
About Me:
none
was skeptic because of rod price, ordered anyhoo, glad i did. arrived quickly, (2) days, in time for weekend trip. ordered the 8'6" MH. for big catfish in reservoir outlets. handled em with ease. use big penn reels with 25lb line, cant wait to get back. a whole lot of rod for the money! will be buying the heavys just to see if it can get better. thanks guys
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great value
Verified
Buyer
PA.
About Me:
none
Great rods for the price. My buddy I have at least 6 of these rods in various models and use the crap out od them on Lake Ontario for trout salmon. We've never had a failure or problem with any of them.
Pros: tough, light, Sensitive
Cons: None
Best Uses: Great Lakes
Great rod affordable price
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Reviewer
Lake City , PA
About Me:
Charter Captain
Recently switched ALL my board rods to this rod 8ft medium . Running braid with divers or flatlining plugs these are for you ! Works well with lead core 5 color lead core setups as well . Capt Don Stephens - www.adayawayfishingadventures.com Lake City , PA
Pros: Durable, price, Good Tip Action
Cons: None
Best Uses: Great Lakes
Great trolling rods
Verified
Buyer
Ny
About Me:
none
I used these with offshore planer boards and have not had any problems. They are sturdy and have consistent flex with and without fish on. I plan on using them for Lake Ontario salmon season this fall. Can't beat the value for a good trolling rod,
Pros: Strong and sturdy
Cons: None
Best Uses: trolling
what I expected
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Buyer
Saranac, Mi.
About Me:
none
These rods are what I expected, Nice loking and well built. Have not had them out yet due to the time of year and a longer than normal winter here in Michigan. Looking forward to giving them a good work out as soon as the weather breaks.
Pros: nice looking, well built, Good inexpensive rod
Cons: None
Best Uses: mini board trolling
Could not beat the price
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none
Have used these rods in the past and bought these to add to the arsenal.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Diawa trolling rods
Verified
Buyer
No. MN
About Me:
none
Really fast delivery. It's February and won't be able to use them for a few months, so no review on actual use. Heavier than I expected, but I guess that's the way trolling rods with heavy weights need to be - I hope the handle fits my rod holder. Should be fine though. I have used more finesse-type equipment in the past
Pros: price, Good flex for trolling
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: trolling, Dipsy diver, Downrigger, three-way
dj305
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
none
Good item nice rods cant wait to watch um bend, quick shipper everything I was hoping for.
Pros: good quality, well made
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great rod for the money
Verified
Buyer
Wisconsin
About Me:
none
You can't go wrong with the Daiwa Wilderness rolling rod. Great rod for the money.
Pros: Good inexpensive rod
Cons: None
Best Uses: Great Lakes
Great value
Verified
Buyer
Lincoln, NE
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I teamed this rod up with a Penn 209 with 27lb lead core for trolling. Didn't want to spend alot of money on this set up. The rod has a sensitive tip that shows when your bait has weeds on it. Great rod!!
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
A lot of Bang for the Buck!
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Reviewer
Lake Erie,Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Bought 4 and they worked great with Dipsys and also pulling the small planer boards. Now that I tried them I'll be ordering more.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
great value
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Buyer
Bridgeport NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
These rods have great action for the price. The rods have been tested to lake ontario salmon and hold up fine. The tip action is light enough for trolling walleyes as well. I would recommend these to any level fisherperson at the price.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Looks pretty good for an inexpensive rod
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Buyer
Dillsboro, IN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I did not know what to expect from such an inexpensive rod. I am excited to get the two out and use them. I have many rods that are more expensive and better built but I think this rod is put together just fine and has everything you need. I have these set up for leadcore for great lakes Salmon and I think they will perform well in that role.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
great pole/best price
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Buyer
LOWERLAKE,CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great salt water inshore rod
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Lightweight
Cons: Too Stiff
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Great Rod
Verified
Buyer
Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I fish mainly for cats here in Ohio & haven't been dissapointed yet. Hooked a really large carp & the rod handled the fight very well. Extremely durable. I bought one, liked it & bought 2 more for my other baitcasters. For the price, you don't expect a rod to be made this well, but it is. Try one, you won't be sorry. I have the 8.6 model.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great rod for the price
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Buyer
Worthington, OH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I got the medium 8' rod for trolling for walleye on lake Erie. Good for trolling inline boards, Jet 30's, inline wieghts up 4oz.
Pros: Price, Good flex for trolling
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Quality product
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Buyer
Little Chute, WI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use these rods to troll for walleye. Very good quality for the price. Would certainly buy them again.
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
quality rods
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Buyer
salem,ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
these are quality rods at a good price!
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Great walleye trolling rods
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Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought 2 rods for trolling for walleye. Great rod for the price. Worked so well I got 2 more.
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Inexpensive but good
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Buyer
Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good rod
Pros: Good inexpensive rod, Durable, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling, Great Lakes, Downrigger
good rods
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Buyer
Northern IL
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good rods for the occasional troller, I do not troll alot so these are perfect and affordable.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
Sometimes you get more than you pay for
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Buyer
Syracuse,NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great price for a quality rod.Works great on planer boards.Have no cons for buying this rod and if it gets broke by the grandkids oh well I'll just buy another.What's not to like about a good down rigger rod at this price.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
more bang for buck
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Buyer
chicag, il
About Me:
Avid Fisher
can' get much more for so little
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Great product at any price
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Buyer
Ludington, MI
About Me:
Professional
Its a great rod for the price, and if a client breaks a tip off it doesn't hurt.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Salmon Fishing
Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods
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Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Excellent value in a very durable and sensitive surf rod.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
The Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods
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Buyer
Two Harbors, Mn
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods are the best rods for the money. Great for downriggers, board lines or dipsy divers.
Pros: Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
I would buy this product again.
Verified
Buyer
Springfield MA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I think this rod will make a great lead core or used with small dipseys. For the price I do not think you can buy a trolling rod like this anywhere.
Pros: Great starter rod, Durable
Cons: Too Stiff, More like med action
Best Uses: Lead core s dipsey
excellent for the price
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Reviewer
Puget Sound, Washington
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've fished with $300+ rods and can't justify the price. These rods do very well and if I snap the tip off not an expesive loss. I don't like the guides and would prefer stainless guides. All of this type of guide (insert guide) fall apart.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
I use these rods and will again.
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Buyer
Finger Lakes, N.Y.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
no complaints,i use them and i will continue to use them. great for trolling with downrigers.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
as good as top of the line
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Buyer
NEW YORK
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I own 8 heartland rods and the wilderness rod is just as good for half the price.Salmon and steelhead don,t know the difference
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
great rod for the price.
Verified
Buyer
N.E. Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use the rod for dipsy divers and downriggers. No problems and would but again.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Good rod for the money.
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Buyer
Salt Lake City, Utah
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The rod is a litte stiffer than I wanted but still a good value for the money.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Wilderness Trolling Rods
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Buyer
stroudsburg pa-oswego ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use these Rods on my downriggers. They are just as good as other higher priced rods I have on my boat.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
RODS GET THE JOB DONE
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Buyer
FT. SMITH AR
About Me:
Avid Fisher
CAUGHT TWO CATFISH DRIFT FISHING IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER. HAD NO PROBLEM LANDING A 12 AND A 17 LB. FISH.
Pros: Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
great rod no compaints
Verified
Buyer
rochester, ny
About Me:
Professional
great rod for the price
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: Dipsy diver
I would buy this product again and recom
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Buyer
Wellsboro, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
the product was very useful, it stands up to fishing in lake ontario with the big fish, there was nothing wrong about the ploe.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
wilderness rods
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Buyer
newfane,ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great rods for the buck. use these 4 to 5 days a week trolling all day on lake ontario. they handle the abuse of king salmon all day long without a problem. work great with riggers and dipsy's.
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
trolling rods
newfane ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
for the price i couldnt be happier with these rods. i use the 8'6 for riggers and the 9'6 for dipsy divers and they perform flawlessly. i troll all day long 4 to 5 days a week on lake ontario and these rods hold up to king salmon abuse all day long. great buy
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods by Daiwa
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Buyer
Port huron, Mi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I used theses rods for samon and fishing this is the best rods I have ever had. I would recommend them to everyone that use dipsy divers.
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Couldn't agree more with the description
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Buyer
Eureka, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Brought to try to compare with the Heartland line of medium heavy trolling rods. I actually like the rod action of these rods trolling kwik fish from a drift boat going downriver. The tip telegraphs the action of the lure quite well and has the action and toughest to easily handle a 30 pound plus king salmon. Additionally, the very low rod price makes it so I not concerned about breaking the rods and I have purchased two rods each of the 8, 8 1/2, 9 and 9 1/2 foot for myself and my friends have also purchased at least two in various lengths. Good deal and I couldn't be any happier with my purchase decisions.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Decent Rod
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Buyer
NY
About Me:
Casual Fisher
I bought this rod to use trolling for walleye. So far it has been a decent rod, good sensativity, good backbone.
Pros: Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
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