Do you like to fish? Do you like to embrace the outdoors, sit by the lake and wait for your biggest catch yet? Do you like knowing that you have a quality fishing rod, able to stand up to the task?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I’ve got a great deal for you!!
I’m here to show you a great list of Telescopic/Collapsible Fishing Rods!!!…. It could use a better name, so for the rest of this review, we’ll call them Wonder Rods!!!
Wonder Rods are state of the art fishing rods that will put all of your other rods to shame and to prove it, we’re going to take a first-person perspective with a totally real fisherman named Jerry, The Angler Guy, who has used Wonder Rods many times!
Table of Contents
- 1 Comparison Chart of 10 Best Telescoping Fishing Rods
- 1.1 KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing Rod
- 1.2 PLUSSINO Telescopic Rod
- 1.3 Sougayilang Telescopic Rod
- 1.4 Goture Portable Carbon Fiber Telescopic Rod
- 1.5 TROUTBOY Black Warrior Fishing Rod
- 1.6 THKFISH Telescopic Rod
- 1.7 Eagle Claw PK555SP Pack It Telescopic Spinning Rod
- 1.8 Hurricane Mako Telescopic Rod
- 1.9 Shakespeare Telescoping Spinning Rod
- 1.10 Burning Shark Avengers Fishing Rod
- 2 Jerry’s Guide To Buying Collapsible Fishing Rods
Comparison Chart of 10 Best Telescoping Fishing Rods
|BRAND||Material||Extended Length||Collapsed Length|
|KastKing BlackHawk II||24-Ton Carbon||6.6-8||21.7-25.2|
|PLUSINNO||Carbon Fiber Mixed with Fiberglass||5.91-10.83||17-21|
|Sougayilang||24 Ton Carbon Fiber||5.91-11.81||18.5-27.6|
|Goture||24 Ton Carbon Fiber and E-Glass||6.1-11.1||19.1-27|
|TROUTBOY||24 Ton Carbon Fiber and E-Glass||5.1-11.1||18.8-26.3|
|Eagle Claw||Durable glass construction||5.6|
|Hurricane Mako||Fiberglass||7 & 8||20|
|Burning Shark||24 ton carbon fiber and glass fiber||5.91-11.81||18.8-24.8|
Jerry: Alright, I’m gonna take over from here. I’ve been using these telescopic fishing rods for a little while now and I can tell you that they work wonders. I’ve never had to use any other rods since I started using these. With that said, I’m gonna give you a few different rods to check out and you can find all of these beauties at Amazon.com. That’s where I do most of my shopping cause they really know how to GIT’ER DONE!!
KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing RodJerry: This little number is a great starting point for a telescopic and collapsible fishing rod. It has a sleek and beautiful design, along with a black coat that will make you feel like a real man when holding it. The rod also comes with these incredible features:
– 24 ton Toray Carbon Blanks
90-degree Vertical Compression Layer
135-degree Diagonal Distortion Resistant Layer #1
45-degree Diagonal Distortion Resistant Layer #2
180-degree Horizontal Strength and Crack Resistant Layer
– Durable and Lightweight Stainless Steel Guides that far surpass that of the other rods
– A very comfortable EVA Handle
– A 1pc Performance Telescopic Design
On top of all of that, the Blackhawk is also a portable fishing rod. It’s a retractable fishing pole that fits nicely into a pocket in your backpack so that you can take it anywhere you can go. Your fishing rod never has to hold you back again.
You can catch the really big ones with this and from a distance of over 7 feet! I’m telling you what. If there’s a rod out there that can top this one, I might just be in an angler’s heaven, you know what I’m saying?
PLUSSINO Telescopic Rod
Jerry: To start off, you get about the same thing you would get from the previous product. It’s a telescopic fishing rod, a collapsible fishing rod, a retractable fishing pole, and a portable/ travel fishing rod. What’s different about this rod is its reach. There are a number of sizes to choose from and the largest size can reach out to close to 11 feet. That’s definitely better than the last one.The PLUSINNO has a blank made primarily of graphite, a cheaper material, but don’t mistake this rod for anything but a quality product. It’s often called the ideal choice for fly fishing, saltwater fishing, and travel. Here are some of its features:
– Stainless Steel Reel Seats that are anti-corrosive, perfect for saltwater fishing
– A Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass design that makes the rod strong and durable and
– An EVA Foam Grip for supreme comfort
The PLUSINNO Telescopic Fishing Rod is also a fan favorite among other fishermen and the like, receiving more than its fair share of five-star ratings. As a matter of fact, out of close to 300 ratings on Amazon, 70 percent were five-star ratings, giving the rod a final score of 4 out of 5 stars. How do ya like them apples?
Wooooweee! We’ve seen some astounding fishing rods and we still have 8 more to go. I don’t know about you, but I just get absolutely giddy thinking about what we’ll find next. Let’s get a move on!
Sougayilang Telescopic Rod
Jerry: With this one, you’ll be carrying around a little more weight than with the other fishing rods. That would be because the main materials used to make this rod were carbon and metal, as opposed to fiberglass and such. Nevertheless, this rod will do you some good.The Sougayilang has a length of 17 inches when in its collapsed state, but this baby can extend to whopping 9 feet! This is a great fishing rod for you if you’re the type to believe that size matters if you know what I mean. Anyway, let’s have a look at some features:
– Made of high density, 24-ton carbon blanks
– A Real Seat made of Corrosion Resistant CNC Machined Aluminum, which adds years to the rod’s life and
– Three-Point Welded Stainless Steel Guides with Ceramic Inserts
Despite the weight comparison, it’s still very light and portable. Heck, you can easily fit it almost anywhere. It’ll fit nicely in your car, boat hatch, and even in your backpack, in case this rod is so beautiful that you just can’t let it out of your sight.
Why not try the Sougayilang out? It’s ideal for freshwater and saltwater fishing and it’s listed on Amazon at the incredibly low price! That’s quite cheap for a good looking rod, wouldn’t ya say?
Goture Portable Carbon Fiber Telescopic Rod
Jerry: You know, this fishing rod, in particular, reminds me of the days when my pappy and I would head out to that old saltwater lake over yonder in the holler. I remember him telling me about how fishing rods needed to be more innovative and easier to use. If pappy were around today, he’d certainly be proud as punch.The Goture is known by many as “the best saltwater fishing rod” and for good reason. That being that it can extend and retract with the greatest of ease and whenever it’s needed. It can make quick adjustments in the event that a fish starts playing hard to get.
Its ceramic guide rings are remarkably durable. This allows for an overall smoother and more reliable performance. Nothing beats that combination, no sir, but if that doesn’t impress you, let’s see what else the Goture has in store for us.
-A lightweight, flexible and very durable carbon fiber design
-A max length of 7 feet, but also able to retract down to a compact size, making it one fantastic travel companion.
-A corrosion resistant reel seat that will keep your reel in place. It won’t bend or break under pressure and it’s position is adjustable.
Don’t be shy about giving this one a go. It will bring out the best in any fisherman and all for the low price. I’m telling you what, You ought to be glad you have the opportunity. My pappy would’ve bought every rod available by now.
TROUTBOY Black Warrior Fishing Rod
Jerry: This one’s got a heck of a cool name. I can see myself winning a few competitions with a “Black Warrior”. Fish will cower at my name. Oh boy, I’m excited about this one. Let’s get right into it.From what I can tell, the handle is a bit small for my liking, but that’s about the only problem I see with it. It’s got just about everything the other rods have and it has a cooler name, so that’s a solid plus in my book.
I also noticed that’s it weight is pretty well balanced. It would be hard to tire yourself out swinging this thing around. Let’s see what else there is to say about it.
-It’s made out of 24-ton carbon fiber and E-glass.
-A machined reel seat
-It’s got a mighty comfortable grip, thanks to its EVA Fore handle.
-The Black Warrior comes in 6 different sizes
It’s a cool rod with cool features and a cool name. If my opinion wasn’t made clear, I think it’s cool, but its price is even cooler. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
THKFISH Telescopic Rod
Jerry: This rod is a bit more special. What makes it special? I’m glad you asked. The THKFISH is special because it’s made out of special carbon. What’s special about the carbon?…….I’m not really sure, but I know that it’s special and that’s what counts.The carbon’s not the only thing that makes this rod special. The THKFISH can reach a maximum length of almost 11 feet!! I betcha if a girl saw you with this rod, as long as it is, she would think it was pretty special, eh?
It’s also pretty popular. It received a 4 out of 5-star rating with 119 votes tallied on Amazon, where you can get one of your own for only 19 dollars. That’s the cheapest price we’ve had so far!
I know I didn’t say much on this one, but there wasn’t really much to say. It’s a pretty decent rod.
Eagle Claw PK555SP Pack It Telescopic Spinning Rod
Jerry: This rod is a real gem. You wanna talk about fly fishing? You’ll be flying higher than ever before with an Eagle Claw……Yes, the pun was intended. Anyway, let’s get through this. We’re nearing the end of this now and I’m getting just a bit tired.The Eagle Claw has:
-Durable glass construction
-An EVA foam handle and
– A 1-year warranty. Ain’t that nifty?
It’s got a 4.2 out of 5-star rating. The price of this rod is low enough that virtually no one should even have to re-think the purchase. Eagle Claw is mostly known for their excellent line of hooks, but they also produce affordable fishing gear that’s useful for most anglers.
This rod comes in at 5’6”, which can be a bit short for the majority of anglers. It’s also made out of fiberglass, so it’s a bit heavier than some of the higher-cost options. What it is perfect for is keeping in your car, think of it as a scouting rod. Throw a cheap spinning reel on it and just check out anywhere that looks like it might provide some good angling.
While you’re not getting a rod built for kings with this low-cost telescoping rod, what you are getting is a solid piece of equipment that can make checking on the places you drive by regularly a reality.
It also features a comfortable grip, and it’s heavy-duty enough to be suitable for most freshwater applications. If you’re just looking for something to take along on your daily adventures without noticing a significant decrease in your bank account, this offering from Eagle Claw is absolutely perfect for you.
Hurricane Mako Telescopic Rod
Jerry: We are about to witness what can only be described as a perfect storm and it’s sure to blow you away. I know, the jokes are getting worse. You’ll be alright; we’re almost done anyhow.Let’s have ourselves a look see:
-6 section fiberglass rods and rod blank
-Graphite reel seat with stainless steel cushioned hoods
-An EVA foam handle
This looks like some pretty standard stuff. Is it actually a perfect storm? I don’t know, but I do know that it can be yours for as little as 20 bucks, so what do you have to lose?
Shakespeare Telescoping Spinning Rod
Jerry: I don’t reckon I have a joke for this one, but that’s ok. I’m sure you were getting tired of them. Let’s see what the Shakespeare can do.This line of collapsible rods from Shakespeare is both a bargain and one of the best telescoping rods you’ll be able to find, period. They’re made of high-quality materials and remain light and small enough to make them ideal for a backpacking trip or even just day-hikes.
Shakespeare is known for the quality of their freshwater equipment, and these rods are no joke. They’ll be able to take all but the most demanding freshwater fish with a surprising amount of ease.
These rods are made for spinning reels, which is ideal for backpackers. Spinning reels tend to be a lot lighter than their cousin, and these rods are obviously made for use on the go. They collapse to a length of a bit more than a foot as well. This considerable amount of collapsing makes them even more ideal for the fisherman on a trek since they won’t take up too much room in your pack.
The quality build and low cost of these Shakespeare rods really do make them highly recommended. If you’re looking for a telescoping rod that can support a spinning reel, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the Shakespeare Travel Mate series of rods, pick the one that’s ideal for your usage and you’ll be able to fish anywhere, anytime.
Burning Shark Avengers Fishing Rod
Jerry: I have no idea why a shark would be burning when it’s underwater, but I’m not a marine biologist. I’m a fisherman and this is the last rod we will be reviewing and I’ve saved the best for last…..maybe. I can’t guarantee that actually, but let’s do it!There’s a lot to this rod, so let’s break it down:
-24-ton carbon fiber and glass fiber
-Combines advanced sensitivity and lightweight design
-5.91 feet telescopic extension handle
-CNC machined aluminum reel seat
-EVA fore grip
-Human mechanics design
-Lengthened hollow handle
Yup, there’s a lot of stuff there. This might actually be the best yet, considering its lowest price is 20 dollars. I guess quality doesn’t have to be expensive, so look into this rod if you want a great deal.
Jerry’s Guide To Buying Collapsible Fishing Rods
Jerry: This is the part of the article where I tell you everything you need to know about rod shopping and what to look for in a quality collapsible fishing rod. Having bought as many rods as I have, I have enough information about rods to fill up an entire book series, but for this one, I’ll only cover the bare necessities.
Jerry: Fishing Rods handles come all different shapes, sizes, and materials and picking the right one is entirely based on your personal preference.
If you want to cast longer distances, you will want a longer handle. If you want to cast shorter distances, you will want a shorter rod. The length affects the distance because the distance is also based on how hard you swing. If your handle has room for two hands, you can swing harder. Makes sense right?
Another factor to consider is comfort. Typically, the most comfortable handles are made with EVA foam.
The Reel Seat
Jerry: This is the part of the rod where you place your reel and adjust its position to your liking. There are a few different types of reels to choose from:
Bait Casting Reels
This is often preferred by professionals, like myself, because these reels work with the weight of your bait. This helps with catching bigger fish.
Further Reading: 5 BEST BAITCASTING REELS
If you’re still wet behind the ears, you might want to start with this. It handles lighter bait and can catch smaller fish, perfect for young whippersnappers.
Further Reading: BEST SPINNING REELS REVIEW & BUYER’S GUIDE
Spin Cast Reels
Here’s another simple one to use. All you have to do is push a button and the bait will propel the line out. No fuss, no muss, am I right? Not everything needs to be complicated after all.
Further Reading: BEST SPINCAST REELS REVIEW & BUYER’S GUIDE
The Blank Guides
Jerry: The shaft part of the fishing rod is called the blank and going up the top side are these rings called guides. Guides can be made of either plastic, metal or ceramic materials. On a spinning rod, the guides are located on the bottom. Quality guides will typically allow for smooth movement of the line.
Jerry: Collapsible Rods will have two ferrules. One of them is made and the other is female. Don’t ask me why, because I have absolutely no idea. The ferrules themselves act as a location where the rod comes together for proper use. Make sure that the guides line up before to attach the two pieces together so that the line will have a straight path. No one wants a crooked cast.
Jerry: This measurement varies greatly between different rods and will produce very different results, which means that the right length for you is based entirely on you.
Much like with the handle length, the longer the rod, the farther the distance and vice-versa. Shorter lengths put in great work in close combat situations and when fighting fish because the rod will have less bend. Longer rods can cast from far off and allowing to fish much deeper and bigger fish are typically deeper down.
Fishing rods usually range from 6 to 12 feet, so experiment and see what works for you.
If you’re a beginner, a 7-foot rod would probably be your best bet. It’s well balanced, allowing you to get some experience in.
The Materials of Your Rod
Graphite Rods have quite a bit more power to them, which is why professionals like them so well. The problem with them is that they can break pretty easily, so be careful with how you use them.
Fiberglass rods are much more durable, but with that extra protection comes more weight, so there are two sides to every coin.
Of course, you could also have a rod that combines both materials. A good amount of power and solid durability always works better than one or the other. I guess you can have your cake and eat it too.
Use all of this information I’ve given you and get yourself a quality fishing rod. You will love how it feels to catch fish with a top of the line portable fishing rod or travel fishing rod.
Billy: Wow! What a review, Jerry!! You’ve shown our audience what these wonder rods are all about!
Jerry: Well shucks, Billy Mays… I mean a random advertisement guy. I was just doing my part.
If you haven’t bought one of these rods yet, you are making the biggest mistake of your life! In fact, I’m so confident in these telescopic rods, I’ve got a special offer that you can only get if you order right now!