So a few months ago as a novelty I bought a cheap rod for $15.99 shipped.
The crazy thing is …its not bad and comes with a backup top three sections.
The whole thing is cheaper than buying one section of any normal rod…hahahaha.
It was a 10 ft telescopic carp rod. I took it fishing. I have not caught on it yet, but I was able to cast it fine and it seemed to work fine. It was more like a keiryu rod where it is a bit more of a fast action or tip flex.
I will update this thread when I actually catch some fish with it.
I would never recommend this as an alternative to a legitimate tenkara or keiryu rod but for the price you can certainly fish it and buy heavier rods to try for larger species.
Here is a link…each color rod is its own category with their own sizes and specs…there is a lot to explore there if you wanted.