Telescoping Pole?

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    I'm heading to Cabo on a short trip with a group. I want to be able to surf cast for roosters in the evenings. My life will be a whole lot easier if I can bring a telescoping rod. I have a Shimano Saragosa 10000 spinning real, which should do the trick. I don't know anything about telescoping rods, but have it in my head that they're basically junk. Does anyone know if there is anything decent out there that might fit the bill? Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have used them for years.
    Are you talking about the type that only has two sections or the style that has a new section for each guide?
    I have used both.
     
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    New section for each guide. Any recommendations?
     
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    I've used lite spin gear rods backpacking.

    But I was only catching small trout and bass.

    I dont think you could make one to handle 30-40lb string. I may be wrong.
     
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    Telescopic swimbait rods are sometimes made with a telescoping butt section so they will fit in bass boat rod lockers. They fish heavy braid for big fish with these rods. Big name brands make some of these. I can't remember who right now. These don't fit in a suitcase or glove box though. About 6' long when collapsed.

    All of my telescoping rods were cheap Shakespeares with 5 sections. Maybe 5.5' long.
    Easy to keep in your vehicle.
    Never miss a good bite again.

    I suppose you get what you pay for.
    I always thought them to be kinda gimmicky until I landed a bunch of fish with them.
     
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    Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman?
     
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    That was my first real fishing rod....if you can call it that.

    Before that I used a stick line and bobber.

     
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