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Old 02-12-2012, 06:44 PM
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Hanr3 Hanr3 is offline
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Years ago, I bought a telescoping fishing rod for about $9 that was about 12" closed and expanded to 6 1/2 feet in length. I used a Daiwa closed-faced spin casting reel. The rod had good strength and flexibility and fit easily into my daypack for my frequent fishing forays. I haven't seen this type of rod for sale lately, and unfortunately, it was stolen, along with a lot of my other outdoor gear by a scumbag neighbor.

Sounds like a pocket fisherman. Oddly enough I found one in my basement this weekend. Was going through my fishing gear and there it was.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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I have telescopic bait-cast and spin-cast rods. They are strong and effective and quite reasonable in price. Since they telescope you can't lose pieces and can get the rod into action quickly. Many sporting goods stores have these rods.

I also have a Diawa flyspin pack rod (not telescopic) and a Diawa Mini-cast. These require assembly but are very light and compact.

My ultralight rig is a 9-pc fiberglass rod with a straight cork grip with rings that I got years ago from Early Winters (gone for a long time unfortunately). This was originally set up as a spin rod with an ultralight very small spin reel but I also set it up as a 4-weight fly rod with an older 2.5" reel. It works surprisingly well as a fly rod.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:20 PM
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Different product...

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Sounds like a pocket fisherman. Oddly enough I found one in my basement this weekend. Was going through my fishing gear and there it was.

They are two different products. I tried a Pocket Fisherman and got a laugh using it, but the telescoping rod was fiberglass, and expanded to a full-length fishing rod which would accept any type of reel.
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