The Mako 8 foot telescopic fishing rod MAK8MHS/T is the perfect compact pole for salt water fishing, however it also works great for fresh water and can easily be carried in a pack while hunting, camping, or hiking.
If you have ever tried to carry your regular fishing pole with you while backpacking, then you know how difficult that can be.
|Dimensions:||8' Extended (21 3/4" Compact)|
Posted by Rich on 09/19/2013
I bought two of the 8 footers and four of the 7 footers and we brought them to the Amazon jungle and fished peacock bass and other intense game fish. I was pleasantly surprised that the rods generally held up well. None of the rod tubes broke. The packaging that they come in is excellent and protects them well in transport. The problems we have and the reason for three stars is that the line guides are put on a little cheaply and we had a number of these break during use. I was able to repair them with super glue and epoxy, however in repairing them you are sometimes inadvertently gluing the rod tube in place so it cannot be stored normally.
Now I admit that my use of the rod was maybe extreme. but I think that we gave it a fair test with appropriate fishing for a med-heavy rod. All of the equipment was handled professionally.
I would like to see them glue the guides a little better. The broken ones showed an incomplete layer of glue.
On the other end of it, I would buy them again because of the convenience and the fact that the rod concept over all held up well. Just be sure to bring along some superglue, epoxy and maybe a rod repair kit.
Happy fishing! Buy the way... fishing in the backwaters of the Amazon is incredible.
Posted by Don on 02/23/2012
Needed an easy to pack rod and reel combo. Bought this rod form Mudd Creek, and I love it! The only nitpick issue I have with the rod is the lack of a hook spot that some other rods have but have remedied that with just placeing the hook on the reel. Best rod for the money, even when compared to one or two piece rods. Excellent, will definately keep for a long time.
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