Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

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Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby kieran » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:36 am

Has anyone used the Shimano Alivio telescopic rod?

Or similar? Good? Bad?

I had a very light telescopic rod for LRF which a *@$£*£$"£ lunker Ballan Wrasse destroyed - my own fault, dozing a bit in the sunshine. They've come on a lot quality-wise.

The plan is to put it and an empty reel into my carry on luggage, buy all the rest when I land in Spain.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby shortcircuit » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:54 pm

Would you consider a 4 piece travel rod-they are a bit more expensive but in my experience they are more robust than telescopics (of which I have broken two)

I have a rovex lure pro quad.its 8 ft breaks down to 4 equal sections. Rated 20-40g but will cast upwards of 12g fine.fits in a travel suitcase.

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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby kieran » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:11 am

I have a Mission 6 travel rod in a tube but thought it would be too big. Might take a look at it again, thanks
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby shortcircuit » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:34 pm

The one I have wont fit in the case in its tube-but it's not an issue as I have the case well packed with clothes etc

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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby highwatermark » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:54 am

Have a look at Daiwa Sea Hunter Travel Bass, can be fished as bait rod at 11ft casting 90g or 9ft spin casting 60g, 6 piece.
Got one last year for the Med, fitted in suitcase perfectly bubble wrapped....didn't catch much but the rod came home intact lol
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby seank » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:33 pm

When are you going kieran?

I have an 8ft abu garcia diplomat travel spinning rod your welcome to borrow it. Ive had wrasse on it, some fun
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby kieran » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:12 am

mid to late June Sean, be in touch, thanks
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby seank » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:27 am

kieran wrote:mid to late June Sean, be in touch, thanks


I've a reel to go with as well :)
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Re: Shimano Alvicio Telescopic Rod or similar?

Postby seank » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:35 am

Target for 2017: Tope, Bass, Specimen shore pollack, Specimen Sea trout, Turbot over 30cm, common skate
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