Fishing rods are an essential piece of luggage you need to carry when travelling if you love the thrill of catching fish in new waters. If you are a professional angler, you obviously carry your entire gear with you whenever you travel. But, if you think about fishing while travelling and the prospect of new waters swarming with fish just waiting to be caught tempts you but you don’t want to pack your entire fishing gear with you wherever you go, then the best option for you is packing a telescopic rod with yourself.
Uses and Benefits of a Telescopic Fishing Rod
A telescopic fishing rod is designed as a compact fishing rod which is the solution for all your travelling/fishing needs. Keep in mind that no telescopic rod will give you the kind of experience and offer you the kind of excellence that a traditionally crafted rod would. Even so, if you find yourself on a fishing hotspot during a business trip or you see a nice, freshwater pond or lake during a hiking or camping trip with your buddies, this rod will perfectly serve its purpose and you will find yourself with more than enough fish.
The main benefit of using a telescopic rod on a trip is that it will ensure that you get enough fish to feed yourself for a day so it is a good survival option which you must keep handy at all times.
Telescopic fishing rods usually come in a compact casing which is usually cylindrical and is usually slightly wider than a short roll of cling film. This makes it easy to carry anywhere in a small backpack. It would benefit you to keep a small, handy fishing kit ready in your backpack as well, complete with all kinds of lures and bait which you would deem necessary for a survival catch.
How to Use a Telescopic Fishing Rod
Take the rod out of its cylindrical casing and you would probably be surprised by how short it is but, just pull it out from the extendable end and you would have a still pretty short, but long enough rod with you that you can use to catch fish in a nearby pond or lake. Fix in the reel on your rod, set the drag to whatever you deem is optimum for your use and then attach the lure. Then start fishing but remember that you will need to give it some time since it is not a great rod.
Precautions on Using a Telescopic Fishing Rod
Remember that telescopic fishing rods are great for using on freshwater ponds and lakes and their main benefit is snagging you some food when you are on a camping trip or just generally far away from civilization.
Do not use this rod for heavy applications, for example deep sea fishing or with your professional fishing gear because all telescopic fishing rods are designed for lightweight applications.