Hurricane Mako Telescopic Rod
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- 6-Section fiberglass rod blank
- Ceramic guides
- Graphite reel seat with stainless steel cushioned hoods
- EVA handle; six-section fiberglass rods
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These six-section fiberglass rods combine toughness and portability. Whether you are traveling on a plane or in a packed car, now there is no excuse for not taking your saltwater fishing gear along.
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Looks stronger than my other telescopic rods.
I like the reel seat. Plastic but well designed.
Package is great and secure protecting it. It traveled with me internationally and even though the luggage was abused the rod was fine even though it was located at the side of the bag.
Nicely balanced with my choice of reel.
I like the foam handle.
For a 7' it packs rather large. It has the same packed size as my 8'. If you plan to be putting it in a backpack, ensure that the back is long enough otherwise you'll have to pack it on the side of the bag.
Heavier than graphite rods (expected)
No access point at the butt of the rod to clean dirt (admittedly I've never used this feature much on my other rods).
The long term:
Not much fishing with it yet. I will update if I encounter any failures.
One needs to keep in mind that these rods are telescopic and, as such, need a little special care. For starters, it is very important to wipe any sand off telescopic rods before expanding or collapsing them. If sand gets in the joints, they will not expand properly and may not collapse at all. And it is very important to expand the rods the entire length to the point of being snug. Also, its best to wash them off after a day of saltwater fishing with fresh water to help prevent rust.
I prefer the 8 ft rod for heavy surf fishing and for larger fish such as Tarpon or Cobia. The length makes for longer casts and it seems to handle heavier lures and sinkers better. I prefer the 7 ft model for casting smaller lures such as smaller swim baits and 1/4 to 1/2 oz jigs for flounder or pompano. The shorter rod is also nicer around the mangroves at times. Both rods have plenty of backbone though and I'm not afraid of putting either of them up against a big tarpon. I highly recommend these rods.