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...... they could be handy and store easy .
I don't think I'd prefer the telescoping rod's action to the one piece , but I reckon it wouldn't bother me too much in certain circumstances . It couldn't hurt to have one along and use it now and then while still taking the regular rod ... who knows , I might not mind it at all ??
My guess is they make some pretty decent telescoping rods now a days ... not kids stuff .