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I have owned several cheep folding fishing poles and carry one in company truck, one in personal truck and take them backpacking. Yes, I have broken several but they are cheep and serve a major purpose "space savor". Coming across this one, I got excided to have a larger 8' fishing rod as another option that would not standout when on customer site. I immediately pared it to Pflueger President 40x. 0. Even though this fishing rod is much heavier, I could live with that simply for added casting distances, ability to fish in salt water and ability to catch larger fish.
Issue 1. Even before getting it on the water, the end piece got stuck in extracted position and would not retract. Tried WD40, letting it sit over night and still can't get it in. Avoiding having to use tools so not to crush fragile graphite. Now I have a pole that no longer fits in a backpack.
Issue 2. When holding fishing rod, thumb and pointer fingers rest on a beauty ring that is only in place to match the locking ring holding the reel in place. This ring is machined for decoration and free spins serving no function. This movement constantly feels like reel is about to fall off.
By far the best telescopic rods Ive ever owned. High qulity construction, carbon fiber, ceramic, and some sort of metal. NOT PLASTIC LIKE EVERY OTHER ROD. Got these today and instantly went online to buy a couple more. Unfortunately, they are no longer in stock though.
The quality of the design is amazing. Very reliable and very portable. Terrible performance. I bought this when I had little knowledge on fishing. Theres a lot more you require from a rod than just portability. There is almost no sensitivity which is very necessary in fishing. It is also very stiff and I'd have to say it is a heavy power rod which isn't the best for beginners.
Great travel rod! I took this in my carry on luggage to fish at Ft. Myers, Fl and used it everyday I was there. Caught multiple fish, including some decent sized snook and spanish mackerel. I strongly recommend, great rod for the price.