Best Telescopic Fishing Rods
It’s happened to all of us, you’re out on an adventure and you find a hidden brook or lake and see fish rising all over the surface. You thought about bringing your fishing rod but with all the other gear you packed along there just wasn’t enough room. Fortunately, you’ll never again have to worry about having enough space for your fishing pole.
Telescopic poles collapse and can be stored in the smallest of spaces. Telescopic rods are made of heavy-duty material, stainless steel guides and come with a variety of reel and handle options. Whether you’re looking for an extendable fly rod you can take backpacking or a retractable pole that fits into a kayak for saltwater fishing, there is a telescopic option out there for you.
To help you make the best choice for your fishing needs, we’ve compiled our list of the six best telescopic setups on the market.
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Below you’ll find a quick overview of the collapsible fishing rods reviewed in this article.
Burning Shark Avengers Retractable Fishing Rod
Designed with the bass fisherman in mind, the Burning Shark Avengers Rod series is one of the best values on the market. Just because it is reasonably priced, however, doesn’t mean quality is sacrificed.
The rod is made from 24-ton carbon fiberglass, the reel seat of high-grade aluminum and the guides from stainless steel. Put all these materials together and you have a rod that weighs as little as 6.07 oz in the shortest model and only 11.7 oz in the longest model.
Fully-extended lengths vary from 5.91’ to 11.81’.
While many guides are simply glued to the rod, the guides on the Burning Sharks Avenger are wrapped and sealed virtually guaranteeing they won’t snap off.
Unlike other telescopic rods on the market, Burning Shark Avengers rods come with an extendable hollow grip that gives you greater leverage for increased power when casting or playing a fish.
All Burning Shark Avenger rods come with a one-year warranty.
If you’re serious about chasing bass in thick structure and want a light-weight, portable rod that can stand the test, the Burning Shark Avenger series of rods is right for you.
Our rating: 4.5/5
- 24-ton carbon fiber and glass fiber construction
- Combines advanced sensitivity and lightweight design
- Only 5.91′ telescopic extension handle
- CNC machined aluminum reel seat
- EVA foregrip for comfort
- Human mechanics design
- Lengthened hollow handle
|Size||Weight||Open L.||Closed L.||Lure W.||Line W.|
|5.91′||6.7 oz||74.4″||18.8″||1/4-1 oz||5-10 lb|
|6.89′||7.2 oz||84.6″||20.8″||1/4-1 oz||5-10 lb|
|7.87′||8.1 oz||97.8″||20.8″||1/4-1 oz||6-12 lb|
|8.86′||8.4 oz||105.5″||21.2″||1/4-1 oz||8-15 lb|
|9.84′||10.2 oz||120″||21.6″||1/4-1 oz||8-15 lb|
|11.81′||11.7 oz||142.5″||24.8″||1/4-1 oz||8-15 lb|
PLUSINNO Telescopic Rod & Reel Combo Kit
The PLUSINNO Complete Kit is the most comprehensive telescopic fishing setup on the market. The kit comes complete with a telescopic rod of your choice, a spinning reel, line, assortment of lures and padded carrying case.
The rod is well-built from high-density carbon steel and fiberglass making it sensitive when a fish strikes.
With extended lengths ranging from 5.91’ to 8.86’, there are plenty of options to suit your specific needs. The shortest version of the pole retracts to 15.75” making it easy to store in your backpack or light saltwater craft.
An ergonomic grip made of EVA material is easy on your hands but allows you to keep control of the rod.
PLUSINNO’s Telescopic Fishing Complete Kit is perfect for the novice or casual fisherman. When you purchase the entire package, you won’t have to worry about buying any other equipment. The lightweight, non-corrosive and durable design won’t add excess weight to your backpack or boat and setup is easy.
Our rating: 4/5
What’s Included In The Package
- 1 x carrier bag
- 1 x fishing rod
- 1 x fishing reel (EW3000)
- 1 x fishing line
- 1 x fishing lures
Collapsed Length: 1.31 feet to 1.41 feet
Expanded Length: 5.91 feet to 8.86 feet
TROUTBOY Black Warrior Rod & Reel Combo
The TROUTBOY Black Warrior is sold separately and in an affordable rod and reel combination.
The rod is made of 24-ton carbon and fiberglass making is elastic yet durable. The reel is seat is CNC machined aluminum. The use of both these materials makes the TROUTBOY lightweight at just 5.1 ounces in the shortest model and easy to pack with you wherever your fishing adventures lead.
Lengths range from 5’10” to 11’10” so no matter if you’re chasing Brook Trout in the mountains or surf fishing in an exotic locale, there’s a TROUTBOY rod to fit your demands.
TROUTBOY stands 100% behind their products and every rod comes with a six-month guarantee. Should you have any issues with your rod, customer support is also available 24 hours a day.
Our rating: 4/5
- Fishing Rod details
- Construction: 24-ton carbon fiber and E-Glass (can deadlift up to 10 pounds)
- Foregrip: EVA for comfort
- Collapses for easy storage – Ideal for backpackers & campers
- 7 different lengths available
- Fishing Reel details
- Ball Bearings: 13+1 double shielded stainless steel
- Knob: Non- slip comfort EVA knob
- Shaft: Aircraft grade aluminum main shaft
Rod Model Chart
|Size||Reel||Power||Weight||Close L.||Lure W.||Line W.|
|5’10”||ZM-2000||M||5.1 oz||18.8″||7-9 g||5-10 lb|
|5’10” (Adjustable handle)||ZM-2000||M||5.5 oz||16.5″||7-9 g||5-10 lb|
|6’10”||ZM-3000||M||5.9 oz||18.8″||7-14 g||5-10 lb|
|7’10”||ZM-3000||MH||6.9 oz||19.2″||7-21 g||6-12 lb|
|8’10”||ZM-3000||MH||7.4 oz||20.4″||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
|9’10”||ZM-4000||MH||8.1 oz||20.8″||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
|11’10”||ZM-5000||MH||10.9 oz||26.3″||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
Sougayilang Black Hawk Telescopic Spinning Rod
Ranging in length from 70.1” to 140.9” when fully extended and as little as 18.5” when folded, the Sougayilang Black Hawk Telescopic Spinning Rod are a great light-tackle option for both freshwater and saltwater.
The rod is made of High-Density 24-ton carbon fiber making it one of the lightest and most sensitive telescopic poles on the market.
The CNC milled aluminum reel seat and three-point welded stainless steel guides are corrosion resistant meaning they will never rust.
Anglers from all over the world have given the Sougayilang Black Hawk rave reviews for its compact size, variety of length and weight options, sensitivity, and durable design.
When paired with the Sougayilang 13BB or WQ spinning reel, the combination is hard to beat. Whether you’re chasing Northern Pike in the lakes of Canada or Redfish in the Florida estuaries, the Sougayilang Black Hawk spinning rod won’t take up valuable space and is easy to set up and collapse.
Our rating: 3.5/5
Power: Medium Light
Material: Carbon, Metal
|Size||Weight||Open Length||Closed Length||Lure Weight||Line Weight|
|5.91 feet||5.2 oz||70.1 in||18.5 in||7-9 g||5-10 lb|
|5.89 feet||6.2 oz||83.9 in||19.3 in||7-14 g||5-10 lb|
|7.87 feet||8.0 oz||96.4 in||19.7 in||7-21 g||6-12 lb|
|8.86 feet||8.3 oz||103.5 in||20.9 in||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
|9.84 feet||10.2 oz||116.1 in||21.3 in||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
|11.81 feet||11.6 oz||140.9 in||27.6 in||7-21 g||8-15 lb|
KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing Rod
The KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic rods come in both spinning and baitcasting models. With 14 different options in length ranging from 6’6” to 8’, there is a KastKing model for any species or type of water you fish.
Soloscopic Performance Technology incorporates KastFlex Toray 24-ton carbon making the KastKing BlackHawk II one the lightest and most durable rods around.
Snug-Fit ferrules allow the line to pass through the guides smoothly and quickly for unmatched power.
Fast and easy assembly make setup and collapse a piece of cake. When extending, start with the top guide pulling each section away from the previous. To collapse, begin at the bottom and pull each piece toward the reel. When you put the rod away, you can even leave the reel and line attached saving you time and frustration.
KastKing is so confident in their product that they offer a Total Peace of Mind one-year warranty.
Our rating: 3.5/5
- Available in 14 lengths and actions
- 1-year warranty included
- 24-ton carbon matrix material for sensitivity and performance
- Lightweight stainless steel guides
- EVA handle for comfortability
|Type||Ext. Length||Col. Length||Action||Power||Line Weight||Lure Weight||Guides||Sections||Weight|
|Spinning||6’6″||21.7″||Fast||ML||6-12 lb||1/8-1/2 oz||7+1||6||4 oz|
|Spinning||6’6″||21.7″||Fast||M||8-15 lb||3/16-5/8 oz||7+1||6||4.4 oz|
|Spinning||7′||22.4″||Fast||M||8-15 lb||3/16-5/8 oz||7+1||6||4.6 oz|
|Spinning||7′||22.4″||Fast||MH||10-17 lb||1/4-3/4 oz||7+1||6||5.3 oz|
|Spinning||7’4″||24.4″||Fast||MH||10-20 lb||1/4-1 oz||7+1||6||5.6 oz|
|Spinning||7’6″||23.2″||Mod Fast||MH||10-25 lb||3/8-1 1/4 oz||7+1||6||5.3 oz|
|Spinning||8′||25.2″||Mod Fast||H||12-25 lb||1/2-1 1/2 oz||7+1||6||5.95 oz|
|Casting||6’8″||24″||Fast||M||8-15 lb||3/16-5/8 oz||9+1||6||4.9 oz|
|Casting||7’1″||25.2″||Fast||M||8-15 lb||3/16-5/8 oz||9+1||6||5 oz|
|Casting||7’1″||25.2″||Fast||MH||10-17 lb||1/4-3/4 oz||9+1||6||5.65 oz|
|Casting||7’3″||25.2″||Fast||MH||10-17 lb||1/4-3/4 oz||9+1||6||5.7 oz|
|Casting||7’6″||26.8″||Fast||MH||10-20 lb||1/4-1 oz||9+1||6||5.95 oz|
|Casting||7’6″||25.2″||Mod Fast||MH||10-25 lb||3/8-1 1/4 oz||9+1||6||5.4 oz|
|Casting||8′||26″||Mod Fast||H||12-25 lb||1/2-1 1/2 oz||9+1||6||5.75|
Eagle Claw PK56TS Pack-It Spin Combo Collapsible Rod
If you’re looking for a freshwater rod you can literally pull out of the box and fish with, go no further than the Eagle Claw PK56TS Pack-It Spin Combo.
This telescopic rod measures 5’6” when fully extended and only 1’ when collapsed.
The Eagle Claw Ball Bearing reel and aluminum spool come pre-loaded with line so you won’t have to worry about making a separate trip to the store or installing line yourself.
Fiberglass design and an EVA foam handle make this spin casting rod both lightweight and durable.
If you’re on a budget but still want assurance that your rod will stand the test of time, you can’t go wrong with the Eagle Claw PK56TS Spin Combo. This rod is perfect for back country trips when you can only take limited gear or for any child that wants to get into trout fishing.
Our rating: 3.5/5
- Blank Material: Glass
- Fish Species: Bass
- Length: 5’6″ (66 inches)
- Guide Type: Ceramic
- Handle: EVA Foam
- Geart Ratio: 5:1
- Line Weight: 4-10 lb
- Lure Weight: 1/8-1/2 oz
- Guides: 4+1
- Power: Medium
- Reel Seat: Glass
- Sections: Telescopic
- Water Type: Freshwater