South Bend Proton Telescopic Fishing Rod 6'

South Bend Fishing

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MSRP: $21.95
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Product Overview

Telescoping Spinning, Spincast, or Casting Fishing Pole

The Proton 6 foot telescoping fishing pole works great for backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, or survival.

This spin or cast rod is compact and easy to carry with you anywhere you go.

Be sure to checkout our other South Bend fishing gear and Reels.

Key Features:

  • 5 Section Telescoping Fiberglass Rod
  • Spinning or Casting Rod
  • Ceramic Guides
  • Graphite Reel Seat
  • Stainless Steel Hoods
  • Cork Handle
  • Weighs Roughly 6 oz
Model Number: SBP-605M/TSC, SBP-605M/TSP
UPC: 039364110308, 039364110315
Material: Fiberglass
Dimensions: 6' Extended (21" Compact)

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  • 5

    Posted by kenneth F. on 03/07/2017

    I sky fish with huge kites with an open-faced salt water reel. Thirty - fifty lb. line. When the wind is strong I can close the weakest sections. I want more.

  • 5
    South Bend Proton

    Posted by Darrell H. on 10/10/2015

    I recieved the South Bend Proton Rod. It is six foot long, not 6ft 6in as advertised. I've not fished it yet, but it has a nice firm parabolic action. I bought this to use to chunk crankbaits while paddling a canoe, the tele-action will make this feasible without having to break a rod down if a portage comes up. I do with it was longer.

  • 5

    Posted by Bruce W. on 12/26/2014

    The pole is great. And get back to me and no one has responded 5 stars on the product I don't know about the service yet

  • 5
    Proton telescopic 6.5 ft rod

    Posted by Anthony C. on 11/01/2014

    Nice rod easy set up and looks like it could handle a 4lb bass very easily.

  • 5
    Have not used this product yet.

    Posted by Michael M. on 05/29/2014

    I purchased this product to pack and take on a fishing trip out of state. This trip will be in June -- I will not know until then how good this product is. I have installed an Ambassador reel on this rod and am hoping for the best.

  • 5
    great rod

    Posted by charles m. on 04/21/2014

    I bought this hoping it was an ultra lite. It's really a medium weight. However I fish in a river full of trout and it also has muskies. I'll use it for the muskies when the trout aren't biting

  • 5
    Backpack pole

    Posted by Kellyam on 08/09/2012

    this pole is excellent for packing. Long enough to cast nicely w/o. took this to mtns for 5 days of packing around and it handles it perfectly. I suppose if you need the feel of a REAL rod, whatever that is, then youd better look else where. If you would like a rod that is not lacking much in length, performance, and packability, then you are looking at one of the best ones. Easy to expand, easy to collapse. I loved it. I am happy to tell others about it for backpacking. I looked at no less than ten others b4 this purchase. It was the right one for me.

  • 4
    Well Made Pack Rod

    Posted by Tom Shearer on 09/03/2011

    My Proton collapsible 6'6" spinning rod arrived today from Mudd Creek -- just a couple of days to get it with free shipping -- and I'm impressed with the quality of the rod for the price. Sure, any collapsible rod should not be compared to a regular model, but they're not meant to do the same job. This collapses down to a size that fits easily into a backpack or behind/underneath a car seat and because it's collapsible the line can be pre-threaded through the guides and attached with a swivel snap to the keeper -- ready to fish in less than a minute. The previous pack rod I tried (not from Mudd Creek and not manufactured by South Bend) was a disaster that came in several pieces that no matter how snugly put together, would fly apart after several casts. The Proton, since it's telescopic, obviously won't do that and yet it's also reasonably sensitive. Frankly, it casts better than some of the regular rods in its price range that I've used. One additional bonus for me was that it has a rounded reel seat that enabled me to use my vintage Garcia Mitchell 300 on it -- these old reels won't fit on some modern rods that have flat reel seats. I'm also partial to the cork grips that come on this rod. All in all, a bargain that looks and feels well made.