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    Default Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Any one using telescopic rods can please give me some advice on what to look out for?
    I've been looking at quite a few online and a few different ones at the local tackle shops (there seems to be loads on the market) and I'm not quite sure how far I can get away with not paying to much but still getting something strong enough that will cope with a 20lb fish and be small enough to use while jibbing about on the mountain bike with a small day pack

    Is this any good or a bit to cheap and cheerful?
    Silstar | Silstar Carbodynamic Telescopic Feeder Rod | Fishing Tackle

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Hi Wes.
    Don't know about that rod mate but at £12 it will have very little give,bit like a broom handle,in my opinion most tele rods are the same,that is very stiff action,i have one,had it a few years now cost £10 from decathlon,3 lb tc but it feels much stronger,in fact i used it for spodding,don't use it now though,you get what you pay for and many of these rods are just not up to the standards you want but like i say,it is only my opinion.
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    it was how big?

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Appreciating that you'd be stepping up in price a bit would a multi-section traveller/smuggler type of rod be a viable alternative for you?

    Having said that I don't know of any near to that sort of price range, that's not to say there aren't though.

    Edited to add: Actually Wes I've just had a quick look and there's loads, not sure which are recommendable though...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intrepid-9...ht_2772wt_1073
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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    I have recently added some Silstar tele rods from this very source to my collection. The 6m bolo is pretty good, the heavier(and cheaper bolo) not as good but very cheap. There is, or was, a tele whip with 3 tips(all the same!) for very little money too. I wouldn't plan to target big fish with them personally but they are a great budget gear that can be thrown in the boot or suitcase.
    Well worth checking out their Gelert clearance sales too.
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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Thanks for the advice folks, not sure the stiff action is what I'm looking for really so have given up on the telescopic for now, have been looking at some multi section and have settled for the NGT Itrepid All rounder 9ft (it has some good reviews on amazon) thanks for the pointer binka.
    Last edited by wes79; 08-12-2014 at 22:07. Reason: to edit

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    The NGT Intrepids have a bit of a cult following on some of the carp forums. They are reputed to be built on the same blank as a pike rod turned out by someone with a little more kudos than NGT for about twice the price.

    NGT Intrepid 9 ft 4 Peice All Round Travel Carbon Fishing Rod For Carp Sea Pike | eBay

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    I've just been comparing the information on the links we both posted thinking that they are the same rod Sam but noticed that the brand and casting weights are different, are they in fact slightly different rods and is there a "range" or is it just a description anomaly between the brands on the same blank?
    Last edited by binka; 08-12-2014 at 22:33.

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    I've just been comparing the information on the links we both posted thinking that they are the same rod Sam but noticed that the brand and casting weights are different, are they in fact slightly different rods and is there a "range" or is it just a description anomaly between the brands on the same blank?
    No idea, I just heard of the NGT through the carp forums. It's not normally a brand that I, or many others, would take much notice of.
    NGT do a full range of kit. http://www.ngtdirect.co.uk/#/store/4565381776/Rods but there's no blisteringly obvious connection to the brand you linked to. Naturally, that doesn't mean it's not the same blank and that the brands aren't actually linked.
    Last edited by sam vimes; 08-12-2014 at 22:51.

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    I've had a few bits of NGT kit over the last few months as one of the tackle shops around here stocks a fair bit of their gear and I am really impressed for the relatively low price, nothing major just things like lead bags and the soft, zipped groundbait bowls with the carrying handles but cheaper than many and all lasting well so far, I reckon they're good value for the money from what I've seen.

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    Default Re: Telescopic rod reccommendations....

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    I've had a few bits of NGT kit over the last few months as one of the tackle shops around here stocks a fair bit of their gear and I am really impressed for the relatively low price, nothing major just things like lead bags and the soft, zipped groundbait bowls with the carrying handles but cheaper than many and all lasting well so far, I reckon they're good value for the money from what I've seen.
    As a brand it doesn't fair to badly imho.
    I found the 1000m line spools to be very good value for money with no problems at all.
    Last edited by wes79; 08-12-2014 at 23:22.

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