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I have noticed a few of the flippin rods out there are telescopic. I don't know if I like that idea. Does anyone on here use these for flipping? Or does everyone just go 1 piece?

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I've got 3 that I've used for many, many years, and they work perfectly fine. I do believe that they weigh a bit more than a single blank construction rod though. Wouldn't let the fact that it's telescopic stop me from trying one if you wanted.

-T9

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I have had several telescopic rods, and still use a couple. They are a must for me because the rod locker on my boat only holds 7' rods and I would rather not have a bunch of 7'+ rods lying all over they deck when I am not using them because they won't fit in the locker. I am sure a 1 peice rod is the better way to go, but I have never felt the telescopic rods were any weaker, maybe senstivity suffers a bit, but even that is not all that noticable.

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I've had a couple of them. The first was a Team Diawa rod and I now have a Kistler Argon. I really liked them both.

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I have a telescopic Kistler Magnesium that I use for frogs and jigs. It has pretty good sensitivity. I haven't fished with any one piece Magnesiums for comparison, so I couldn't say definitively whether the sensitivity suffers. If you have the room, get a one piece. If you don't have room, don't worry too much about buying a telescopic rod.

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I fish a Castaway HG40 Flipping telescopic and love it. I do have a Gator MH one piece 7'6". It is very unwieldy to store in the boat and at home.

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My father has a custom rod built on a telescoping St Croix blank...It's a REALLY nice rod. It was built as a light duty Musky rod. So some of the components add more weight than it would have if a bass rod.

Sensitivity is fine, but it is quite heavy.

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i have an all star and a fenwick that telescopic and i love both of them. i have not have any problems except i did snap my fenwick when i set the hook but that just because i dont know my own strength anymore  ::D

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Take it FWIW but I snapped a Fenwick flippin' stick on a hook set also (into a log)

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I have used the same Fenwick Iron Hawk and 2-Cabelas telescopic flipping sticks for over 20 yrs now. They don't get the use now that they did while I fished tourneys but my kids and I are putting more use on them every summer... when we can get away from the StClair smallies.

TJ

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