The Best Value Telescopic Fishing Rods

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Over the years, the improvements in Telescopic Fishing Rods, mean you have some great choices now. These days, the quality means you can find one of these rods for most situations, and still have the strength you need, while having the benefit of being easier to transport.

I remember buying one of these types of rods many years ago, thinking it was the best thing. When I was young, I rode my bike to the jetty, so I could put it in my backpack easily. I used it mostly for small fish and squid, and it worked quite well. But one day, I hooked on something a bit bigger than what I was targeting. I no longer had one rod, but three.

I was pretty upset ( I was Ten) and swore I would never buy one again. I’m now in my 40s, and only recently bought my second telescopic fishing rod. This time I put a lot of research in and am very happy with what I got. I compiled a list of the better ones I came across in my searches, so you don’t have to.


  1. Daiwa Megaforce Tele Spin
  2. Plusinno Telescopic Fishing Rod
  3. KastKing Compass
  4. KastKing Blackhawk II
  5. Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod

Daiwa Megaforce Tele Spin


  • Length: 6.89 Feet, Retracted: 22.83 inch
  • Casting Weight: 0.25-0.88 ounce
  • Parts: 5, Guides: 4
  • Weight: 4.23 ounces
  • HMC+ carbon fiber blank, Titanium oxide guides
  • High-quality cork / EVA handle

Daiwa hasn’t been around all that long, but in the time they have been, they have made some big changes in the design and quality of telescopic fishing rods. No longer are you limited to one size fits all. The Daiwa Megaforce Tele Spin comes in four different lengths and three different line classes. The smaller of these retracts down to a tiny 22.83 inches, making it perfect for transporting in the backpack. Larger models are still a small 27.16 inches.

This is a very light rod made of quality carbon fiber. It’s well-balanced while providing excellent action and fight capability. The premium titanium oxide guides are very resilient and provide extra support.


  • Lightweight
  • Four different sizes, three-line capacities
  • Small transport size
  • Non-Sip grip                                                 Daiwa Megaforce Tele Spin, Telescopic Allround Fishing Rod


  • No reel mount
  • Maybe not suitable for large lures

Rating 7.5/10

Plusinno Telescopic Fishing Rod


  • Closed Length: 41cm 16.14 inch. Opened Length: 2.1M 6.89 Ft
  • Section: 6; Top Diameter:2.3MM; Butt Diameter:16M
  • Stainless Steel Hooded Reel Seat
  • EVA Fore Grip
  • Weight: 290 grams
  • Lure Weight:20~40gr

Plusinno is the new kid on the block. They aim to produce quality products at an affordable price. They have done it again with the Plusinno Telescopic Fishing Rod. First of all, this rod looks great, with its gold finish. Made with carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass, this is a very strong and durable rod. The EVA fore grip means that it fits very comfortably in the hand while providing a great grip.

You also get the advantage of 6 different lengths so you will always have the right rod for any situation. This rod represents great value for money, with a price well below what you would expect with this sort of quality.


  • Great value for money               Plusinno Telescopic Fishing Rod
  • Eva Fore Grip
  • Lightweight
  • Carbon fiber construction
  • Strong and durable
  • For fresh and Saltwater


  • Not best for really light fishing

Rating 8/10

KastKing Compass


  • Graphite and fiberglass composite blank
  • Stainless steel guides with ceramic inlets
  • Graphite reel seat
  • Closed length: 16.1 to 16.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.41 to 5.47 ounces
  • EVA foam grips

KastKing Compass is another newcomer. Available in both spinning and casting models, you have a huge range of sizes to choose from. Everything from a light 5’6 rod for youngsters and smaller fish, up to 7′ medium heavy for a wide range of species. This rod is made with a very light and sensitive graphite composite blank. This makes them lighter than fiberglass blanks as well as transmits energy better.

This KastKing retracts to a small 17′, making it great for home transport and storage. Lightweight graphite spinning reel seats and graphite casting reel seats with a trigger will keep fishing reels securely in place. Stainless steel guide frames with Titanium Oxide ceramic rings are perfect for use with mono, fluorocarbon, and braided fishing lines. Each travel rod also includes a Drop Shot style hook keeper.

Pros:                                           KastKing Compass Telescopic Fishing Rod        

  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Graphite composite
  • Lightweight
  • Small when collapsed
  • Superb value for your money


  • Doesn’t come with a bag

Rating 8/10

KastKing Blackhawk II


  • 24-ton graphite core with fiberglass tip reinforcement
  • Corrosion-resistant line guides with ceramic inlets
  • Reinforced graphite reel seats
  • Closed length: 21.7 to 25.2 inches
  • Weight: 4.05 to 5.95 ounces
  • EVA foam grips
  • Floating line guides

For a new brand, they have very quickly integrated themself into the market and people’s fishing arsenal. This is one of the best I’ve used. Yes, I said used because this is the one I bought. As you can see, the features are very numerous. Probably the only thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t retract as much as I would like.

I like to do a lot of hiking when fishing, so one of the reasons I wanted a telescopic rod was so I could keep it in my new Piscifun Fishing Tackle Backpack which is perfect for what I want to be doing.

The KastKing Blackhawk has 4 layers of 23-ton carbon fiber shards that make it so sensitive and flexible that you will forget you are using a telescopic rod. Though it’s of graphite construction, it features a fiberglass tip for added strength. The guidelines are stainless steel and fully adjustable

This rod also comes in a wide variety of lengths, action, and power combinations, so there is no excuse for not having the right one for the job. While it might not be the cheapest option, for the price to product ratio, this is the best value and my number one pick.


  • Quick and smooth assembly                   KastKing Compass Telescopic Fishing Rod
  • Sensitive and flexible
  • Very lightweight for the size
  • Wide variety of options to choose from
  • Reinforced tip
  • Adjustable guides


  • It doesn’t come with a bag
  • Longer than other options when collapsed

Rating 9/10

Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod


  • Ultralight
  • 24 Ton Carbon Fiber 
  • CNC Reel Seat
  • Stainless steel guides
  • 1 Year warranty
  • 6 Sizes available

Sougayilang is a relative unknown in the fishing rod industry.  Though new, they are starting to make a splash with their designs. Their telescoping fishing rods are made of high-density 24-ton high-density carbon fiber and E-Glass composite. Subsequently, this makes their rods very lightweight and perfectly balanced.

The CNC machined aluminum reel seat is light, strong, and corrosion-resistant. Not only will it lock your reel on securely, but it’s light aluminum construction will make sure it does for years to come.

Stainless steel guides are incorporated for tangle-free operation, with smooth casting and retrieving. Compatible with mono or braided line, the stainless steel guides are corrosion resistant and have superior power control.

With 6 options to choose from.

  • 5’10”/M Power
  • 6’10”/M Power
  • 7’10”/MH Power
  • 8’10”/MH Power
  • 9’10”/MH Power
  • 10’10”/MH Power

They have the size you need for any application.Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod

  • Ultralight
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 6 Sizes to choose from
  • Inexpensive


  • Eyelets have been known to come loose

Rating 8.5/10

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That’s a Wrap

These are my top five, This time I put a lot of research into these (I’m sure you are) as I wanted one for myself. Telescopic rods have come a long way in the last decade, and are nearly as good as a one or two-piece. It is so easy to put in the backpack, and head out. For one of the best backpacks I found and bought, check out my review on the Piscifun Fishing Tackle Backpack.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on Telescopic Fishing Rods, and have maybe helped you to make your mind up on which is right for you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. As Always

Tight Lines

Tony, Creator or Get Reel Fishin

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