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Has anyone got or had or seen a telescopic rod ideal for lures 8-9ft upto 40-50 ish grams. It seems generally with telescopics that you do get what you pay for? Would be great to have a go with one thats practical in certain situations.
 

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no, but, I'd like to carry a short one on my back when skishing.

Often we go from raging current to perfect slack. A telescopic rigged with
light line and small plugs would be an asset.

I think Dai posted some japanese video's that had some great looking shimano
telescopic's but, as always, ordering blind is a nightmare.

I rather have hands on.
 

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Hi

just had one of these delivered. very good service and not bad value considering the current exchange rate. Nice rod, 'steely' action and well finished. Lacking a keeper ring so fitted a bass pro hook holder so can have rigged up with reel and link swivel attached. Not sure it would be up to the rigors of skishing though.

http://www.thebigfish.de/angeln/pro...mperial-Tele---Zander-40-2-70m---ANGEBOT.html

all the best

Tony
 

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I have mate who is a BA pilot. He uses a Shimano telescopic that is a superb bit of kit. All through action but nice rings, real seat etc. He catches quite a few bass and never has a bad word to say against the rod.
 

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Hi Guys,

Good thread.

I like the look of the Shimano mini tele spin, but had always wondered about the action. Not had my hands on one. They also make them in lighter casting weights for the LRF posse.

I think that Black Rock / Geotrex make something similar. See ebay. I think that I heard that they are now owned by Shimano.

Savage Roadrunner looks like a 5 piece Bushwhacker - might have a more suitable action. 18"/45cm travel length.


Let us know how you get on,

Tony.
 

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I have a shimano mini spin, and the action is very crisp, great rod. The only drawback i find is that because it comprises of so many section, it can be a real [email protected]@er to get all the rings lined up correctly.

I generally like a tele with no more than 5 or 6 sections, although of course this makes the transport length longer. I usually use public transport to get to the beach these days, so hence my interest in travel rods. On the other hand i live within casting distance of a river, but still use tele's as i can have several rigged up and ready to go without them getting in the way round the house.

cheers

Tony
 

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Hi Tony,

What do you mean by a 'crisp' action? Would you agree with Paul B in saying that it was a 'through' action? Ie, not a tippy/fast action?

I do like the idea of the convenience of mini travel rods. Easy to slip in a bag when the wife's not looking!! It would also give me another option without having to carry a full length rod.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Tony.
 

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Tony

The mini tele i have is 2.40m 10-30 g. it does feel quite a firm action with quick tip recovery. I've had it a fair few years so maybe it is a bit different to some newer ones. They used to do a variety of casting weights as well. Very compact and great fun with mackeral when they are close in usung the 1/8 oz ACME Kastmaster. Used mine with 6 lb mono.

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Thanks for that Tony. I must try to get my hands on one. I might ring around the local shops.

All the best,

Tony.
 
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