In the arsenal of every inveterate fisherman there must be a telescopic fishing rod, and not one. It appeared in the 70s of the last century and quickly began to displace traditional bamboo fishing rods. As they know, they were a thin stick about two meters long with attached fishing tackle to it. Such adaptations were very inconvenient in transportation, and it was impossible to make long-distance casting with their help.
To solve a similar problem, a telescopic fishing rod was created.
What is it?
As can be seen from the name of the fishing rod, it moves apart according to the principle of the telescope. Its design consists of several tubes, or, as they are also called, knees that enter one into the other. In the unfolded form, the fishing rod can reach 10 m in length. When folded, each subsequent tube ideally enters the previous one, eventually becoming a small element corresponding to the length of the first knee.
In this form it is convenient to transport and store, and in case of damage to one of the knees it is easy to replace it by dismantling the fishing rod.
"Telescope" with rings
A telescopic fishing rod with rings is also called Bologna, as the place of its origin is the Italian province of Bologna.
To expand the tubes in it, special rings are provided fixed to the ends of each of them. They also serve to hold the line. The length of the line can be changed by means of a coil. Expanding, the tubes are well fixed, giving the fisherman the opportunity to choose the right length of the fishing rod. As a rule, it has so many knees, for how many meters it moves apart.
In the folded form, its length is no more than 1.2 m, which refers to the classical fishing rod of long addition. Telescopic fishing rod with rings of this type is very convenient to use. It has a small weight, so it is comfortable to hold during fishing.
As for the rods of short build (in the combined form their length is 0,6-0,7 m), their dignity consists only in this small size, compact for transportation. In all other respects, they are very inconvenient, especially for beginners, because their weight and thickness of the rod is about 1.5 times larger than that of a classic fishing rod.
"Telescope" without rings
A telescopic rod without rings is known to many as "mahovaya". There are no rings and reel seat. They are used for fishing when using a blind float equipment. Fastening of the line in it is carried out to a single ring located at the end of the fishing rod. The design is hollow inside provides such a fishing rod with ease and flexibility.
How to choose a telescopic fishing rod?
To telescopic fishing rod was your reliable assistant and did not fail at the crucial moment, you must take her choice very seriously.
Experienced fishermen recommend first of all to pay attention to the quality of the main (first) knee. It must have good rigidity and do not bend when it is pressed with your fingers. If he does not have these properties, then you can expect trouble in the form of his breakdown, when you throw a fishing rod or cut a prey.
The next thing you need to pay attention to is the weight of the fishing rod. It should be easy to use.
Be sure to check the knee joint. If it is loose, then at the first strong load the telescopic rod can break. And such breakdowns, as a rule, occur at the moment of biting, when a small lever effort is applied to it.
But the main factor of choice is the material from which the rod was made. Now not only bamboo and fiberglass products are on sale. They are successfully replaced by recently appeared telescopic carbon fiber fishing rods. Produce them from carbon fiber.
The disadvantage of such fishing rods is that they are prone to scratches and do not tolerate mechanical shocks, but this does not stop experienced fishermen from acquiring them.