A Few Components of the Best Telescopic Fishing Rods

By Tom Keer

Jul 26, 2017

Rod construction has improved so much over the years that multi-piece rods cast as well as one-piece rods. Telescopic fishing rods offer the ultimate in compact performance.

Life is full of pleasant surprises.  Packing a telescopic fishing rod makes a lot of sense, particularly since it can turn an average work day or trip into an on-the-spot fishing excursion. We explain the best telescopic fishing rods and their rise to prominence.

Over the years, freshwater fishing rods have improved in quality and in flex-profile.  How to choose a fishing rod was based on how far they traveled to fish. One or two-piece rods were best for local fishing.  But over the last few decades, improved manufacturing processes with regards to ferrules turned two-piece rods into multi-piece rods.  Those eight-foot rods that used to break down into two 4-foot sections suddenly shrunk into four sections that were each two-feet long.  That length makes for easy carry-on luggage and it's why those models were considered one of the best travel fishing rod.

Manufacturing techniques have improved yet again.  Although telescopic fishing rods were once avoided by anglers, they are becoming more popular. The best telescopic fishing rod casts well, is compact enough to fit in a backpack or a briefcase, and can add a fishing option to every trip.  Also, they're small enough to keep in your vehicle for a quick stop by the lake during your lunch hour.  The best collapsible fishing rods also are great for families that carry a lot of gear even if it's just for a short run to the lake.

The best telescopic fishing rod is made from carbon fiber blanks.  It features a traditional butt section complete with grips and reel seats.  The individual sections have a series of attached guides, and when you arrive at your spot you just need to gently pull the tip top until each section of the rod is snug and secure.

Use them for trout, bass, and panfish.  They're versatile and durable. The best telescopic fishing poles offer compact performance.  They might surprise the heck out of you as they did to me. If you are still in doubt, check for other types of freshwater fishing rods types of freshwater fishing rods.
Tom Keer
Tom Keer
Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program.  Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits.  When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters.  His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011.  Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.