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Light telescopic fishing rods

Post by Carter » 09 Jul 2017, 5:04 pm

Hi guys,

I'm after a telescopic fishing rod to fit with light tackle.

Haven't been into it for ages and forgotten whatever little I did know about gear and brands.

What's decent these days?
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Re: Light telescopic fishing rods

Post by Gwion » 09 Jul 2017, 6:46 pm

Having quite some experience in the tackle industry, I'd steer you away from a telescopic rod an more toward a 3-4 piece pack rod. Telescopics just don't behave well and have very little finesse.

Shimano do a decent range of pack rods in various weights and qualities with corresponding price points.
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Re: Light telescopic fishing rods

Post by Prettybird » 18 Jul 2017, 10:01 am

Gwion wrote:Having quite some experience in the tackle industry, I'd steer you away from a telescopic rod an more toward a 3-4 piece pack rod. Telescopics just don't behave well and have very little finesse.


Too flimsy also I reckon. Get stuck opening and closing.

A 3 piece pack rod is pretty easy to store really.
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