Junk or Gold? Cheap Backpack Fishing Rod
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Junk or Gold? Cheap Backpack Fishing Rod

August 12, 2019

I’ve just ordered myself a $40
telescopic rod from Amazon and we’re testing out if it’s actually worth $40
what the capability of this rod is and have a little bit of fun with it So collapsed it’s very portable, look at
that, real small keep it in your backpack… keep in your car but when you extend it
gets to 9 feet long and I love these kind of rods because I can just have
this with me, I can have it on me, I can fish at any time it’s called the “so-gai- ylong”
I don’t know how to pronounce it it’s called, I’ll include a link below.
We’re gonna be doing two kinds of fishing with it
to see if it is a good overall rod. First kind of fishing we’re doing is we’re
gonna be throwing plugs and then we’re going to be trying throwing some bait
with it. Has anybody used this kind of telescopic rod before?
I’ve ordered mine off of Amazon for thirty-forty dollars I’m wondering what
your guys experience is to comment that below. We’re here with my brothers my
brother Sean my brother Brian. That was crazy I just saw that! oh there
they are. There’s a ton of stuff jumping. All these fish are jumping. What? This is crazy! I’ve never seen this. Yes, I’m already recording.. do you think
there might be too big? I need a smaller plug. Something hit that. On. He He! On the topwater! Calm yourself All right so the trick with these when
it hits it…don’t set the hook you just reel. When you set the hook it could pull it right out of its mouth. This rod is not good for using lures like this…it’s just too floppy. I don’t have any control over my lure. Using a Deadly
Dick now. (full volume whisper) What?? Yeah!! What are you throwing? I’m throwing a deadly dick. Which is just basically a piece of metal right? Yep it’s just a
piece of metal. Caught a nice little striped bass. So hows the rod feeling? Feels shaky it’s not a sturdy
rod by any means… it’s not good for what kind of fishin I’m doing right now.
What happened? It took it.. it took my whole thing…I tie.. I think it just cut
it right off look.. During times like this when it’s a feeding frenzy.. you need to have reliable gear you don’t want to have to be
worrying about missing fish and That’s what’s
happening to me right now They came in in a second and they left
in a second and I was not equipped or ready to do that. I was just introducing
the rod and then I hear and hear crazy splashing over there
I didn’t tie up correctly or anything and I ended up losing one of my favorite
top water plugs because I didn’t tie it right. This worked well but this was the
only thing that actually works well. This is probably a quarter ounce/half ounce.
The deadly dick worked well. This would not work. The rod is not stiff enough.
It’s not a great overall lure rod Definitely not a good top water rod. Now
the sun’s going down we’re going to settle, we’re gonna settle in and do some
bait fishing now. Just chill. Chill Sean, you have the luscious flowing locks of…. John Snow. Haha! (Sorry, forgot to put an audio track here! ) Something on this one! Woah! Ooo thats a big one! Rod is holding up. The rod is so long! Do you need a net? Yeah. Oh almost! Alright! That was a big one. That rod bend.That’s nice it felt nice it felt really good to hook that. Need pliers?
Actually yeah why not? Channel cat? Channel cat. Shaking its head alot? Yeah it is. This is
not the telescopic rod this is just our fun rod. This is just the bait rod. Hello you. I’m afraid the rod will break. I think its a cat. Its a nice cat. We got worms on here trying to catch spot. Thats a big one! haha! Feel it first Sean. that’s it got it all right slow down Looks like its on, set it! Got it. Alright, slow it down. Rod feeling sturdy? Sturdy enough. Alright Bryan! There we go. Ima take a picture of that one. AHHH. Its storming. The consensus: This doesn’t work well for lures. This works well for bait fishing and that’s it! We gotta get
out of here is storming real bad.


  • Reply Bryce Grout May 25, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    l have used the fish pen rod and real before

  • Reply jimmy June 1, 2018 at 12:34 am

    I have a 9 feet and a 6 feet one from the same company. I love it with the sougayilang colored braided thread and it is soooooo smooth! I have only pier fished so far but I am not disappointed. Only issue for me is packing it up since I keep my line connected at the top.

  • Reply Victor the boss June 2, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Where is this

  • Reply Arya taba June 7, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    so+gay+ilang= perfect fishing rod brand

  • Reply WeeklyMagnetFishing Weirdos June 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Did he name the rod “ hesogayhelong”

  • Reply Sam Seibert June 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    So I checked these out on amazon and do you think a shorter one would be more sturdy?

  • Reply Fanniszx Auditore June 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Bro try doing a test with kastking blackhawk 2, feels like a 1 piece rod

  • Reply jdm kid June 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    It's the so gay and long

  • Reply Shawn Spawn June 22, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Had a r2f brand one from wallmart. Was not the best but lasted 2 years before i broke the rod on an eal..

  • Reply David Nappi 2.0 June 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    What happined to his leg

  • Reply eclipse Sawyer June 26, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I have I use it all the time

  • Reply Dini Fishing June 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Fish Hunting
    My channel link #fishing99

  • Reply Beanos June 27, 2018 at 6:14 am

    That’s a lot of plastic

  • Reply Pit Dawg June 29, 2018 at 7:21 am

    She asks him "Hows that rod feel?" He says "It feels flimsy" Hahaha

  • Reply Sajid Afzaal June 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    spining rod better or other please tell me i gor spining telescopic from aliexpress

  • Reply Sajid Afzaal June 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    size of 2.1 m. brand name BlueStraw from leo sports

  • Reply Lisley Martins July 2, 2018 at 7:47 am


  • Reply tech2new July 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    all my rods are telescopic

  • Reply Radj Jover Soliman July 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    It'sucks it broke on a 2 kg GT

  • Reply JR BOUDA July 6, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Ehat happend to you leg

  • Reply Isaac Muscat July 8, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Anybody knows how to replace the guides? Do you just apply heat and they fall off?

  • Reply boostedsil40 July 9, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    this is perfect for bug out bags.

  • Reply John Boiii July 13, 2018 at 10:11 am

    We have those muh in our fishing store different ones

  • Reply Euishik Kim July 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    That fishing rod is good for all kind of fishing.

  • Reply Olivier Bontemps July 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Hi guys, really love your channel. I use to fish in fresh water but will travel soon from canada to a paridise island. And my rods does not fit in luggage bag. I dont have a big budget to spend and looking for a decent telescopic rod to fish at sea. Where can i buy nice rod ship to canada? Thx

  • Reply Amber Cohran July 17, 2018 at 8:47 pm


  • Reply sonia delmas July 18, 2018 at 3:44 am

    I love fishing but the only thing I would use is live bait because I'm not so good at lures maybe one day you can come over your to Texas meet me at Cleveland Texas

  • Reply Maaifoedie De La Rey July 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    +Senko Skipper Thanks, I'm working in China, been looking to buy a rod before going back to South Africa end of year, but I only see these telescopic rods here, not a single solid rod, or even a 3 piece unit ! They're very cheap here inside China online, just have to make sure you don't buy a fake Kastking. I may just get the 12 footer, I will do mostly beach angling back home, got to get it behind the breakers. I've a question : Why do you prefer coffee grinders over baitcasters ? PS I've also seen online here some interesting looking artificial fish lures (imitating larger live bait)

  • Reply DJ Nova July 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    nothing like the so gay dick long

  • Reply wedwards0730 July 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Mine was a piece of junk it broke on the first bend from a small bluegill

  • Reply Harold Cale July 23, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    yes, I have one but little shorter. works fine and really like mine. 6.6 long. good for backpacking. with open spinner.

  • Reply Adam R. July 29, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Did u have any problems with the rings?

  • Reply Brian Cortez July 29, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Can u buy a baitcaster rod and reel from wish like if u agree

  • Reply Landen's Fishing July 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    its called the " so-gay -elong' lol

  • Reply Eway Rendon July 31, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    The deadly dick of course it will work in any applications. Lol. Hehehe

  • Reply Andrew Evans August 1, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Not sure about that model but the last 2 of 3 collapsible rods I bought were snapped on medium + drag by larger Spanish.
    They are super wobbly and bad with lures, and pulling fish up on piers (Rip number 3).
    That being said I enjoyed them on the kayak and with sibiki rigs/bait fishing. The length makes for long casts. Also fun if you want to catch small reef fish on light packing vacation but bested by modified children's rod reel combos. I like having one in the arsenal but if you want to blow 20 dollars on a rod that you won't need after a week just go to Walmart while on vacation and give the rod to a homeless person before you fly home.

  • Reply SergiuMessi2004 Sergiu August 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    The telescopic rod is the best for me

  • Reply biotester August 4, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I have a similar one, the brand is very funny, Sougayilang (搜嘎一郎), it is actually a mixture of 2 Japanese words, "Souga" (a Japanese word from some old Chinese films) and "Yilang” (another Japanese word used in name, meaning "first son", but its Japanese pronunciation is "Ichiro").
    Anyone knows why it has such a strange name?

  • Reply Matan Malahi August 6, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Got the same one, 6'6, it snapped on first use

  • Reply Bart R. August 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    This review is fake people. He didn't order stuff, it was sent to him by the company, along with a nice amount of money to leave this manipulating review. IT WILL BREAK ON FIRST USE.

    The positive reviews on Amazon are fake. Every 1 star review that is legit will tell you something breaks on the first use.

    Giving sellouts like this little shit money and earn more because of sales is just a marketing strategy for Chinese companies.

  • Reply Ra Drumba August 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

    So you just bought a So-U-Gay-il-An-G fishing rod.

  • Reply Samiul Alam August 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I tryed a portable rod, the tip of the rod broke in 10 casts the reel broke in 5 casts

  • Reply ya boi ya boi August 14, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I'm getting my off wish for 2 dollar plus 1 dollar for shipping

  • Reply ya boi ya boi August 14, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Dude. Those are some nice decent size fish I'm liking that retractable fishing rod

  • Reply Ansari Baksh August 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Enjoy your videos. Any recommendations for a nice telescopic spinning rod and reel combo? Looking for something that's easy to carry around or even travel with.

  • Reply FoxxehBunneh August 18, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Don't know what this dude's talking about not having top-water control with lures, works just fine for me, almost as stiff as my 2-piece Shakespeare rod. Maybe it's cause he has the 9-ft rod? I got the 7-ft rod and it works perfect for almost any kind of fishing imo. I put this rod in my backpack, and during my 4-hour break during college, I head out fishing on the St. Clair river in Michigan. Catch plenty of decent sized bass and catfish no problem. This guy's either being real picky, or his rod is too long.

  • Reply Cutthroat Promotions August 19, 2018 at 12:23 am

    could have scooped that plastic bottle out seeing that you cant net a fish

  • Reply The Fishing Family August 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I just bought two of these for an upcoming trip! My expectations are moderately low but I’m not really planning to use a lot of top water lures.
    Guess what I’m planning on using for bait? Salty squid! ????

  • Reply MonkeyKing King August 22, 2018 at 6:57 am

    u can get that rod for 1$

  • Reply MonkeyKing King August 22, 2018 at 6:57 am


  • Reply rayda subha August 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    They are pretty heavy but very good

  • Reply rayda subha August 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    It is that good that it could lift 25 pound cylinder

  • Reply rayda subha August 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    But my one was 7feet long

  • Reply ADRENALINE ADDICT August 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    3:44 no trespassing

  • Reply LevelSmack.com August 31, 2018 at 4:19 am

    For bait fishing these rods are fine.

  • Reply mark drangstveit September 2, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Dang you got jipped. On ebay they are under 20 bucks lol. Always shop around bro beans

  • Reply Oscar-Mike September 3, 2018 at 1:33 am

    i feel that there is a failure in this video, and it's not the rod…. lol

  • Reply Finley Norton September 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm


  • Reply Rozlan Abd Majid September 16, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Ur reel, too big !

  • Reply Rozlan Abd Majid September 16, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Push n pull gently each section of rod by slightly twisting to secure tightly or loosening it. Never ever flip the section out forcedly. You'll damage the rings.
    Good carbon rod is strong enough to take a hard fighting 6 kg snakehead which fought stronger than pike.
    I owned 22 Tele rods of different lengths. Only 4 were damaged.Just bought 3 new ones, last week( upgrade). I got 32 rods in my room !

  • Reply Whiskey Leaks September 29, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Dude this review would have been alot different if those pesky fish haddnt shown up

  • Reply charmnGUY October 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Can't blame the rod for bad tie! 🙂

  • Reply Gamer16Cylinder October 8, 2018 at 12:26 am

    3:10 Deja Vu?

  • Reply Ethan Wigutow October 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Wish.com baitcasters

  • Reply gabriel valerio November 2, 2018 at 5:50 am

    I have two from eBay but one broke with 9 pounds carp

  • Reply John&lacie Cates November 4, 2018 at 3:49 am


  • Reply ridovka November 29, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Hi, you sir just answer my curiosity about those kind of rods ?? thank you love your show ? , new sub to your chanell hope to see a lot of new videos, best wishes to all of you from Croatia,cheers?

  • Reply TheReaper101 December 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    I used these rods when i was on the riding the motorcycle. I had an ice block i kept in the work refrigerator and one of those cooler bags with a knife in the side pocket and kept a collection of lures in a little box. It all fit into my backpack pretty well and after fishing taking home the catch i realised i had nine perch in the cooler and still had room for more. Backpack on the rod in there with the cooler across my shoulder. These Rods were perfect for my fishing. I always wanted something of better quality. But they didnt make them back then. Now i hear of some top quality companies making good teloscopics, im vary tempted to get a good one for when i jump on the bike again.

  • Reply hod scott December 11, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Its a good thing you flipped it. Otherwise that fish would have been gone. Her net skills were awful.

  • Reply Saltan Liamine December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    It's so gay

  • Reply leonard york December 27, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Enjoy your videos keep them coming

  • Reply Avinash Mahabirsingh December 28, 2018 at 2:30 am

    My first rod was a telescopic chinese rod, it worked like once and then the reel broke, but even the rod itself was falling apart, the metal collar that the eyelets were secured to just detached from their rod piece when it collapsed so you had to spend a few minutes after extending the rod, just making sure everything was in place. I caught a little red snapper on it, but not much else comes to mind, it wasn't the best first fishing experience. Wouldn't personally recommend a telescopic rod, not from my own experience at least.

  • Reply Project teach a man to Fish December 31, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    What about the Abu Garcia castamatic

  • Reply Travis Purden January 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    my 1 prob with those rods are ever section there is a weak point. i find they brake so EZ. but get for light stuff

  • Reply StickFigureHipHop January 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    The rods a "so gay" perfect name lol

  • Reply Alvin Wine January 10, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Try the kast king Black Hawk 2 great portable pole comes in casting and spinning rod various sizes and actions I believe 14

  • Reply Jim Moore January 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    telescopic rods are great, BUT, don't fish above their weight – they'll snap on you.

    (I've broken an eight foot Shakespeare telescopic spinning rod on 7lb carp, I've got a 10 foot Mustang now which I've horsed in a smooth hound with. I also have a 5 foot pocket rod (almost as compact as a pen rod) with a Mitchell 240 match reel on it, I have that as part of of my EDC with an assortment of small barbless hooks and small soft plastics and that thing does GREAT on my local river)

  • Reply Alvin Wine January 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I'm getting the kast king Black Hawk 2 collapseable casting rod

  • Reply Thomas January 27, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Looking at a collapsible Shimano Exage for a bugout scenario.

  • Reply alejandro herrera February 21, 2019 at 12:15 am

    did he just say "using a deadly dick now" at min 3:02??!!!

  • Reply Jojo Dagreat March 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

    That is called a boil

  • Reply Mike Maines May 1, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I have 3 of them in different sizes, 1 for fresh water, 1 for the river and the longest for the bay

  • Reply CarolinaClunkers May 9, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Sweet review bud.

  • Reply Free Ride May 14, 2019 at 2:54 am


  • Reply DUBAI KING May 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I would like you to test out the rechargeable twitching lure and the power dolphin drone plz??????

  • Reply DroppedMaFknNoodles May 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Never realised you had a prosthetic leg

    EDIT: NEVER MIND, just watched your video about the leg and now i feel dumb as fuck lmao

  • Reply mac cheese May 30, 2019 at 9:47 am

    What happened to your leg bro ?

  • Reply mac cheese May 30, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Aloha from Hawaii bro you need to come out here and fish ????

  • Reply Vic Lagina May 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Its a backpacking rod….. Use it like its supposed to be used. Go trout fishing.

  • Reply A huitzotl June 1, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I had one and I actually played with it like a light saber more than actually fishing with it

  • Reply Nic aranha June 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Sou gay kkkkkk

  • Reply Rico June 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Got that kind of brand. Caught 8 chum salmon before breaking. Lol

  • Reply Hernandez Arêdes June 15, 2019 at 6:35 am

    "I don't know how to pronounce it."
    Wait, aren't you Asian? I thought any Asian could pronounce Asian…

  • Reply john dacanay June 16, 2019 at 6:35 am

    i use telescopic rod, great for low tide seas.

  • Reply Meadow Apple June 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Same rod under $20 at AliExpress. The stuff you show on Amazon is way over priced. 1600 hooks on Ali is less than $15. The live bait hook maybe $.10 each not $.50, 300m 30Lb braided line…under $7. Fluoro carbon line 500m under $6. Swivels are like 3 cents each or less.

  • Reply Molly Schlatter June 29, 2019 at 5:40 am

    The 7 ft rod is way better then the 9 ft way less wobbly

  • Reply rD santos July 7, 2019 at 2:48 am

    being I'm a fly fisher I'd be comfortable with a 9' rod. I bought a telescopic to use my Deeper Fish Finder. It's the size of a bobber for those not familiar. I can stick this on my sling bag find the fish and then rock out the fly rod!

  • Reply Mooney’s Outdoors July 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I have the 11 foot one with a penn battle 2 8000 and it works like a charm for surf casting

  • Reply The fishing channel August 7, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I ordered the same rod

  • Reply The fishing channel August 7, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Skipper wats up with the leg

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