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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