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i've been looking at a 14ft telescopic rod for when i go on holiday, i've never used them before are they any good



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telescopic rods are ok if you dont do alot of fishing. if you plan to do alot of fishing then DO NOT get a telescopic rod. sure the fold down and you can set your rod up before you even leave the house but most people will tell you they hate them I DO !!!!!!!!

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I had one once - fell to bits after a few outings so I would be wary about getting another. I understand that there have been some improvements in recent years though; I suspect that if I was going to try for another I would want a cast iron warranty and I wolud spend enough money to pretty well ensure that the rod was quality.

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exactly what i said in another post in the general section ,i hate tele's with a passion ,ive had 3 over the years for going on holiday with and all 3 have snapped in various places , as sugested in the other post , take alook at some travel rods ( small sections that are stored in a rigid tube )

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thanks for the advice, the make of the rod is mitchell are they ok

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i had a telescopic rod only used it a couple of times before sand got trapped in it and i couldn't open or close it, i personally wouldn't have another, travel rods is the way to go. :D :D AD

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Don't think I would trust one of those Sue, sounds far too cheap to be any good.

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Reckon you got a good rod there rabbi, I have a couple from the same range but not the travel although I was very tempted - where did you get yours?

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The Shakespear is in 6 sections and comes in a hard case, If you take the handle of a abu600 series it will fit in the case with the rod, ok for going abroad ect.

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