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#12356490 - 07/24/17 08:11 PM Telescopic Rod
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 733
My wife has three days of meetings in Minneapolis in August and I'm tagging along. While she's in meetings, I'm going fishing. What would be a decent telescopic/breakdown rod I can carry on? I'll throw one of my bait cast reels on it and I'm looking for a seven footer. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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#12356838 - 07/24/17 10:51 PM Re: Telescopic Rod [Re: Topwater2]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2876
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Ok, I did the search for you and found several from $40 to $530. Here are 2 links to look at. One is on Amazon and the other is on a fishing tackle site.

https://www.amazon.com/Fiblink-Graphite-Baitcasting-Portable-Baitcaster/dp/B019TWHQTC

and this site lists a LOT of different styles of rods, both spinning and casting.

https://www.fishusa.com/Travel-Pack-Fishing-Rods

I hvae no experience other than a 7'11" rod that was a telescoping rod from the butt section only. Sorry. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Edited by Thad Rains (07/24/17 10:54 PM)
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#12356841 - 07/24/17 10:52 PM Re: Telescopic Rod [Re: Topwater2]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2990
Loc: Arlington
Just buy a cheap rod at Walmart when you get there and give it to a kid when you leave

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#12356947 - 07/25/17 05:52 AM Re: Telescopic Rod [Re: Topwater2]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1568
Loc: Texas
Thad has done some nice research it looks like.

I'd only add, if it isn't on his list, that why not just go to a big, quality name and buy a 2-piece, forget about the telescopic.

St. Croix sells them. All of the ones found on the page below with model numbers ending in a "2" are 2 piece rods. They have a 6'6" M and a MH, then I see a 7 footer in a H.

For a traveling rod, I'd be inclined to stay with one of the 6'6" models. I have a 6'6" G-Rod designed for trout and it is 2 piece, a fabulous rod. While I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a 2 piece rod except for travel convenience, once I put this G-Rod together, I forget very quickly that it is not a one piece rod.

Brad

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#12357084 - 07/25/17 08:26 AM Re: Telescopic Rod [Re: Topwater2]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 733
Thanks everyone. I like the idea of buying a cheap one and giving it to kid. I'm all about the kids. Going to check out the sites as well, need one under the seat of the truck for emergency (therapy) purposes!! Tight lines everyone!!
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#12357239 - 07/25/17 10:04 AM Re: Telescopic Rod [Re: Topwater2]
Newly Retired Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 197
Bought a three piece at BPS last week for a trip to GA and on the first hook set (a one pounder) it snapped and almost broke my nose. Buy a one piece cheap and leave it behind. (the carrying case was good though.)

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