Review: Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod - Portable and Durable Carbon Fiber Rod for Bass and Trout Fishing
Published on May 18, 2023, 5:36 p.m.
Fishing is a popular hobby and sport that allows people to get outdoors and enjoy nature while trying to catch fish. For avid anglers or those who like to travel and fish in different locations, having a reliable and portable fishing rod is key. The Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod is a great option for a collapsible and lightweight rod perfect for bass, trout, and saltwater fishing. With a 24-ton carbon fiber and E-glass composite construction, CNC machined components, and stainless steel guides, this telescopic rod provides durability and performance.
Overview of the Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod
The Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod is available in multiple lengths from 1.8m/5.9ft to 3.3m/10.9ft. The rod collapses down to 16.5-26.3in for easy portability and extends out to its full length when ready to fish. Made of 24-ton carbon fiber and E-glass, it has ultra-lightweight construction while still being sensitive and strong enough to handle bigger fish.
The rod features high quality components including a CNC machined aluminum reel seat, stainless steel hooded reel hoods with ceramic inserts, and a durable EVA grip handle. The telescopic design allows it to collapse down small enough to fit into a backpack or suitcase for traveling. It also comes with a storage bag and cap to protect the rod when stored.
- 24-ton carbon fiber and E-glass construction - lightweight yet strong
- CNC machined aluminum reel seat - corrosion resistant
- Stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts - smooth casting
- Eva grip handle - comfortable for all day fishing
- Telescopic design - packs down small for traveling and storage
Performance and Features
Smooth and Accurate Casting
The Sougayilang Telescopic Rod provides a smooth, fast action that generates quick line speed for accurate, long distance casting. The ultra-lightweight design helps reduce fatigue when fishing for longer periods. The quality stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts minimize friction when casting braided or monofilament lines.
Sensitive and Strong Construction
Built using 24-ton carbon fiber and E-glass, the rod blank features a sensitive, fast-action design perfect for detecting bites and setting the hook when fishing for species like bass, walleye, and trout. The carbon fiber provides strength to battle larger fish while the E-glass adds sensitivity. The construction withstands normal wear and tear from fighting fish.
The hooded stainless steel guides and inserts are saltwater approved to resist corrosion when fishing in saltwater. The machined aluminum reel seat also helps prevent corrosion when fishing in wet environments. This adds to the overall durability of the rod for freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Comfortable EVA Grip
The handle features a comfortable EVA foam grip that remains easy to hold when fighting a fish. The EVA provides a secure grip and helps reduce hand fatigue during all-day fishing trips. The extended handle design also improves leverage when reeling in larger fish.
Easy to Travel With
The telescopic rod design collapses down significantly for easy storage and transport. It packs down small enough to store in a backpack or suitcase, making it great for hiking, camping, or traveling. The included storage bag and cap help keep the rod protected.
Typical Performance Specifications:
- Lengths from 1.8-3.3m / 5.9-10.9ft
- Extended lengths of 72.8-129in
- Collapsed lengths of 16.5-26.3in
- Line weights of 5-15lb
- Lure weights of 7-21g
- 6-10.5oz weights
Ideal Uses and Applications
The Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod is a versatile rod well-suited for:
- Freshwater fishing - trout, bass, panfish
- Saltwater fishing - inshore, surf fishing
- Travel fishing - hiking, camping, backpacking
- Kayak fishing - easy to store on kayak
It’s portable design makes it easy to bring along fishing in remote areas or when traveling. The high-quality construction allows it to handle both small and larger fish. It provides excellent performance at an affordable price.
Customer Reviews and Ratings
The Sougayilang Telescopic Rod has received mostly positive reviews, earning a 4.2 out of 5 star overall rating with over 1200 global ratings. According to customers, the rod excels in portability, value, and sensitivity. Many praise its smooth casting and lightweight yet strong construction. Several customers used this rod successfully for saltwater fishing.
Potential downsides mentioned by some users include issues with durability over time, especially the tip while fighting larger fish. A few also felt the guide rings could be made wider to accommodate thicker knots when joining lines. However, many mentioned the company’s good customer service in providing replacements parts if needed.
- Lightweight, portable design
- Smooth, accurate casting
- Good sensitivity and hook sets
- Corrosion resistant components
- Eva foam handle provides comfort
- Tip durability concerns when fighting bigger fish
- Guide rings could be larger for line knots
This rod costs $30-40, depending on length, providing excellent value for a lightweight and sensitive carbon fiber telescopic rod. Smooth casting performance rivals more expensive telescopic rods.
For anglers looking for a sturdy yet portable telescopic fishing rod, the Sougayilang Telescopic Fishing Rod is an excellent choice considering its quality components and versatile performance. The carbon fiber and E-glass construction create a lightweight, sensitive, and strong rod perfect for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Easy to collapse and transport, it’s the ideal travel rod for hiking, camping, or fishing in remote areas. While not indestructible, it provides good bang for your buck with smooth casting and the responsiveness needed to catch fish.
- Lengths: 1.8m, 2.1m, 2.4m, 2.7m, 3.0m, 3.3m
- Rod Weight: 6oz - 10.5oz
- Closed Length: 16.5in - 26.3in
- Line Weight: 5lb - 15lb test
- Lure Weight: 7g - 21g
- Telescopic fishing rod
- Protective cloth storage bag
- Rod tip cover