A 4 pc rod is great if you travel on planes allot or hike/backpack to your fishing holes. I have one 2 pc rod with all the rest being 3 or 4 pc. I'll never buy another 2 pc. Less parts but a real hassle to travel with, for sure. Once you firmly put the rods together, it tends to stay put. Not much of a drawback.
If you can stuff your rod in a duffle bag then it is less likely to be stolen also. Checking in a 2 pc rod in it's case is a real easy and common target for theft on airlines. You'll get your case back but without the rod inside.
Last edited by griz; 03-17-2006 at 06:29 PM.