my expensive Diawa Presso rod snapped in half on my last trip. it was 4oz, four piece, fit in my pack, and was graphite. on the other hand, it was $80, with a 6lb max line rating, and it broke with that line.
i'd like anothe four piece, as all the telescopes seem really cheap. maybe get a rod that can handle up to 12lb line, yet doesn't come in too heavy on the trail?
what do you use? why?