I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

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I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Hi folks,

I've been considering a telescopic rod mainly because they're easy to carry around while out cycling.
I don't really know if they're any good, many people say they break easier than a 3 or 4 piece rod.

I went to two local fishing stores and they said forget about getting a telescopic.
When I think about it, you still have to slot a 3 or 4 piece rod together, so why would a telescopic be a bad idea?

I like the idea of sticking a rod in my backpack rather than carrying a tube around with me.

Mostly I'll be fishing off cliffs, and maybe a few streams.

Any recommendations appreciated.

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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby jimcars » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:09 am

Telescopic rod will do the job for you and will suit you transport wise ..Maybe some sacrifices regarding casting and action though..

Rings can break very easy , Id keep it to 11 ft max and 3 piece for spinning etc

Tight lines...
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Cool thanks,

Any idea if any of these are worth using

https://fishingform.com/best-collapsibl ... d-reviews/

Pisfun Goture Sword
Yongzhi Portable Telescopic Fishing Rod
Goture Portable Telescopic Fishing Rod
Eagle Claw Telescopic Rod
THKFISH Telescopic Fishing Rod
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby jimcars » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:19 am

If i could make a suggestion , Identify one of the makes you like and see does any fishing shop locally stock it ?

Although it may not be expensive to buy online it may feel terrible ...

Maybe go and see it , and see how it feels if possible etc
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:31 pm

There's two fishing stores here in our city and both told me to avoid telescopic rods, they were showing me tubes, 3 piece rods.
But I'm willing to give one a try, they can't be that bad, considering they're still separate pieces that slot together right.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby jellybait » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:28 am

something like these are ideal as there alot stronger altough not as handy as a telescopic
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGT-X-Treme-Tr ... travel+rod
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby Chris76+ » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi,I'd personally go with a tube and carry it on my back or tape it the bike than sacrifice landing a decent fish a with less superior rod. After all its about the pleasure of fishing too. Don't forget, if your fishing cliffs, u may need a very sturdy rod capable of hauling a string of mackerel or decent Pollock up a cliff/rocks and some good length so u don't go too close to the edge. Telescopics, although handy won't last as long. Tight lines
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:32 am

jellybait wrote:something like these are ideal as there alot stronger altough not as handy as a telescopic
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGT-X-Treme-Tr ... travel+rod


Nice, and only 75cm closed.
One or two reviews about not casting over 2oz.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:14 am

Now you guys have me thinking about a 4 piece rod..
I don't think I want a fiberglass rod, if they break they might shatter.
What about a carbon fiber rod?
That NGT Xtreme looks nice but it's fiber glass and only $14.
I want a bit of style as well but durability is important right.

Thanks for the tips!
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby jellybait » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:08 am

emar wrote:
jellybait wrote:something like these are ideal as there alot stronger altough not as handy as a telescopic
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGT-X-Treme-Tr ... travel+rod


Nice, and only 75cm closed.
One or two reviews about not casting over 2oz.


I know a few lads using them for pike fishing and find them great -
a special on at the minute
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... em_1p_0_ti
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Yea that looks like a decent rod, the 4 piece.
So am I wasting my time with these telescopics?
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby kayak fishing » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:17 pm

telescopics are a joke as rod wise for tourists
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby yakker » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:32 pm

As a tourist I found mine very succesful. Caught mackeral, pollack and sea trout in Norway and it fit neatly into suitcase.
On a bike you could easily tie a 3-piece rod to the top tube. Or use one of thesehttps://goo.gl/images/cP6My1
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks Yakker,

Just for curiosity, what telescopic did you go with?
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby BigSprogs » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm

I use a telescopic rod because it's handy to carry round public transport if I'm fishing around the city etc. But I'd never do a full days fishing on one.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 am

I was thinking the same last year but went with a 3 piece shakespeare agility. No regrets.
Catch, release, reminisce & repeat

2020:Bass, Sea Trout, Pollock, Mackerel, Grey Gurnard, Dab, Conger, and the elusive LSD.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Sun May 05, 2019 11:29 pm

I didn't get one yet, was looking at a few the other night, the weather is getting nice,
Just want to head off on my bike and find a few quite streams, spend a bit of quite time fishing.
I still really like the idea of having a fold up rod that I can stick on my back pack.

The guys in waterford were telling me not to get a telescopic last time I visited, but they were selling them last time I looked.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Mon May 06, 2019 11:39 am

emar wrote:I didn't get one yet, was looking at a few the other night, the weather is getting nice,
Just want to head off on my bike and find a few quite streams, spend a bit of quite time fishing.
I still really like the idea of having a fold up rod that I can stick on my back pack.

The guys in waterford were telling me not to get a telescopic last time I visited, but they were selling them last time I looked.



For streams? Then a telescopic would do fine, there ok when using a single lure or hook for 1-2lb fish, but I wouldn’t deadbait with them.You should be grand in a stream,
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby tonyL » Sun May 17, 2020 6:14 pm

I don't so, It's perfect for bass angling, this fishing rod helps you catch your trophy fish season after season. But it's not perfect for pros and not so good for saltwater. You can find here cheap telescopic fishing rod: https://fishingstaff.com/best-telescopic-fishing-rod/.
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Re: I'd like a telescopic rod but are they worth buying?

Postby emar » Sun May 17, 2020 9:53 pm

Thanks for all the tips folks
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