We all know someone or most likely you are that person who always has a fishing pole with them. The one that will take any chance to wet a line for any species. These are the people this blog is for! We want to cover the most popular travel fishing rods and telescopic fishing poles. You know the fishing poles you can keep under the seat of your car or in the toolbox of your truck. These are the fishing rods everyone needs at least one of and can be used for any occasion.
What is a Telescopic Fishing Pole?
A Telescopic Fishing Pole is one that can be extended to full length to fish and then retracted for storage. They use a system where each section will collapse inside of the next leaving you with a rod between 10-20 inches. In most cases they come equipped with a reel and storage kit. We always refer to these as the lightsaber in the fishermen’s arsenal because they are always on hand. (Insert Lightsaber Noises Here)
50 Most Popular Travel Fishing Rods
Below is a list of the 50 most popular travel fishing rods and Telescopic Fishing Poles on Online Outdoor Outlet.
What to Look for in Buying a Travel Fishing Rod
Travel fishing rods come in a lot of different price points and qualities. You can find combination for as low as $15 up to $100. As with most outdoor products you truly do get what you pay for. When you are looking to buy a new travel rod and reel set here are a few items to pay attention too. We always recomend you pay attention to the weight, smoothness and the number of segments when selecting a option for your needs.
Smoothness of the Retractable Fishing Rod
You want a retractable fishing rod with a smooth glide. You will find that the best quality Telescopic fishing rods will always be the smoothest. If you feel like you need to force the pole with extra pressure when extending it be cautious. A good quality pole will never catch or grind as it is extended.
Telescopic Fishing Rod Weight
The weight of the telescopic rod is a very important factor. Depending on the materials of the retractable fishing rod and the species you are targeting you may want something lighter or heavier. A pole with a graphite pole will be the lightest while an aluminum fishing pole or fiberglass rod will be the heaviest. In most cases you want to make sure the rod feels sturdy while casting and reeling in fish. Our suggestion is to find a rod with a medium weight to give you the most opportunties to be successful.
Total Number of Sections in your Travel Fishing Rod
It is very simple, the more sections you have the more weak points your rod will have. With this said it is important to understand that the fewer number of section the longer your rod will be. We recommend a balance between keeping your rod as short as possible when collapsed and having as few sections as possible. The magic number we have found is somewhere between 7 and 9 sections to give you the best balance of both sides.
What type of fish can you catch with a Telescopic Rod?
Just like purchasing any other type of fishing pole you need to make sure you have the right gear for the job. Telescopic fishing poles are built to focus on small and medium size fish with the occasional 5 pounder thrown in. Most retractable rods can handle the majority of the fishing you will do day in and day out. Below are a few species recommendations.
- Large and Small Mouth Bass fishing
- Panfish and Crappie fishing
- Trout fishing
- Salmon fishing
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We hope you enjoyed this list of the travel fishing rods and telescopic fishing poles for your next adventure. Leave us a comment below letting us know how you think we did with the Keyword referrals. Did we miss your favorite retractable fishing pole?
As always thanks for taking the time to check out our outdoor gear guide. At Online Outdoor Outlet we are here to help you escape to the outdoors with the best gear to sit on. Having the best fishing pole for traveling will make your next fishing trip more fun leading to landing more fish. Hopefully, this guide helped you find the a new telescopic fishing rod. Please share this post with your friends and family before you leave us. As they say, the more, the merrier! Happy Adventuring!
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