Updated October 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Telescopic Fishing Poles

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in August of 2018. You can go fishing virtually anywhere at any time with one of these telescopic poles. Each of these collapsible rods starts out at a size that fits easily into a backpack or a suitcase, then extends to a full length of between 6 and 12 feet. We’ve included models for all types of angling, including fly and surf. Most come with a reel, but some do not, so you may need to grab one separately. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Fenwick Eagle

2. KastKing BlackHawk II

3. Dragontail Tenkara Shadowfire 365

Editor's Notes

October 04, 2019:

Telescopic poles, like telescopic fishing nets, are excellent when you're tight on space, but they aren't known for being as robust as conventional models, which is why we've elected to add a couple of moderately portable options at this time. These are the Fenwick Eagle and the Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Travel. The former telescopes, although it does not reach the ultra-short length of many others. But it's made from high-quality materials and comes from a trusted name in fishing rods, so it's worth the consideration of those who can spare the extra room. The latter does not actually telescope; instead, it must be taken apart for easy transport. But it, too, is from a beloved brand and is made to go the long haul.

As for models that offer the highest degree of portability, the Sougayilang Ultralight and KastKing BlackHawk II take top honors. You can carry these in your suitcase when you fly or even in your backpack when you'll be roughing it. And because they're offered in various sizes, there's a model for nearly everyone.

Special Honors

Shimano Technium Lite You can be sure you're getting quality for your investment with the Shimano Technium Lite, a robust, long-lasting option with a sturdy blank and Pac Bay Minima 4 guides. It is offered in lengths from 5 to 7 meters, each arriving with a cloth bag for safe storage. fish.shimano-eu.com

4. Uxcell Traveling

5. Sougayilang Ultralight

6. Plusinno Full Kit

7. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Travel

8. KastKing Ascension Soloscopic

9. Eagle Claw Pack-It

10. Plusinno Youth


Melissa Harr
Last updated on October 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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