I am going to some wild places soon and I need a rod that will fit in my bagpack. I almost purchases the penrod, but I found somewhere on these forums that the penrod is not worth even the $8 it costs. Any telescopic rods that you can recommend? I think I would use my Gander Mountain reel that I have, is quite small, but I need a rod that I can trust. A combo would be OK as well. I would be fishing salt water flats and also maybe fresh water rivers in the tropics. Thanks!