Looking for 2 piece rods?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Friendlyfarmer, May 31, 2020.

  1. Friendlyfarmer

    Friendlyfarmer Member

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    Thanks to a couple of deer my fishing truck is no longer. For now I'm sharing the wife's Rav4. I have 7' 3" to get a rod in. The first that I've found are the 8 ft B&M, a couple of the mediums and a magnum should work until a new fishing truck can be procured. Any other suggestions that I should look at?
     
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  2. Flathead Tyrant

    Flathead Tyrant Well-Known Member

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    The BnM's are nice rods. They might be one of the better and more affordable options.

    TWC offers 2-piece rods in their Extender series and Whisker Whip XL series. Both are 10ft which may not be what you are looking for.

    Whisker Seeker offers 2-piece versions of their 7ft6in MH rods and their 9ft6in H rods.
     
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  3. D schuerenberg

    D schuerenberg Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Denzil Denny
    I have some whisker seeker FMJ 9.5 2 piece biggest fish so far 25 pound blue no problem they will handle much more
     
  4. JByrd

    JByrd Well-Known Member

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    Cabela's had the Bass Pro Shops Whuppin' Stick MH Spinning Rod on sale for $10. I put a good Penn Fierce Live Liner 6000 reel on it, 30 lb line and it does just fine. I figured if it breaks I won't lose much, but it does what the rest does. Has pretty good rings.
     
  5. mooseman75

    mooseman75 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Berkeley big game 8'. It doesn't fit in the bed of my truck but that that is why I buy 2 piece rods. It should get here Wednesday Im hoping it will be a good channel cat rod I don't see why not
     
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  6. chillydigits

    chillydigits Well-Known Member

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    Fred
    Okuma battle cat.... the rod is one piece and it slip fits into the handle.
     
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  7. Bank buster

    Bank buster New Member

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    Two piece whisker seekers are perfect for your needs.
     
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  8. Flat Top

    Flat Top Well-Known Member

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    I can carry any two piece rod that is up to 8" broken down in my 6' 8" pickup bed...corner to corner. I really dont like two piece rods, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. With 7" 3" of available space in your wifes car, a 7' one piece rod would do the trick, and I can really not tell much difference in casting a 7' or 8' rod.....if you need longer the space you have to work with should easily allow a two piece rod up to 14' in length.......or, there are methods that can be used to carry a long rod outside a vehicle.....When I used to live in Florida many years ago I would tie my long rods to the rear view mirror and door handles on the car! I DO NOT suggest doing that and would not do it again, but at the time it was all I could do with what I had to work with. I had also tied fishing rods to my old Harley's, and put fish in the saddle bags (on Ice) to get them home....another idea that worked, but is not suggested. Where there is will there is a way, and you will come up with a good idea......"if" you want to go fishin'.
     
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  9. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    FireStik rods are 2 piece and only $30. I have been extremely happy with mine. They are almost exactly like a Med Rippin Lips. They handle 5oz and bait well. Since they are cheap they may be a good short term option.
     
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  10. bigdog21

    bigdog21 Member

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    TWC extender here are two 10ft 2 pcs they are rated heavy
     

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  11. BCT

    BCT Member

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    The other day I was driving and saw this old Buick with 4 rods sticking up from the rear passenger side window. It must be 7 or 8 ft rod, so yeah where there is a will there is a way haha... I would not recommend this though.

    Back to topic at hand, I have some Amazon gift card, and just ordered 9 ft Medium Ugly Stick GX2. Probably not something that you looking for but thought I just throw it out there. imo 7 year warranty is hard to beat, and for $40 I would not mind letting my kid handle it. We have two GX2 6ft Medium that he been using, and they are pretty nice for the price.
     
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  12. Friendlyfarmer

    Friendlyfarmer Member

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    Being on somewhat of a budget untill we get moved, I picked up 2 Diawa Wilderness trolling rods from the local Southerlands for less than $10 each. They had a 8' MH 2 piece and a 8'6" MH. Butt end seemed a little short so I cut the foam off and the rubber doohickey, made 7" extensions for the butt and added chord wrap. Sunday at the lake the test came with a 28 1/2# drum on 20# line. The 8' handled the fish with no problem even with the rod
    bent 90 degrees. For a cheap rod to use until things change, have to admit I may not replace them immediately.
     
  13. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like it did fine. The most important thing to be careful of is not to high-stick the rod. Be careful not to go past 90 degrees bend in it. Keep the rod angle down just a little and let the drag do the give and take for you.

    I have used medium power rods on big fish before and they flex so easily it will be bent past that 90 degrees before you know it.

    That drum was a pretty good test.

    tight lines