Since breaking one of my Cabela's poles I decided to go with something a bit more robust. I searched the web and found South Bend offered a 20 foot pole as well as B n M in their Black Widow variety. Having already seen the Black Widow, I decided to give the Shakespeare 20 foot Wonderpole a go.
I'm glad I did. This is a 100%fiberglass, medium-fast action and is stiff enough to support an end wire easily and possibly a lightweight wire doublet when used as a center pole.
The dimensions are:
Length (collapsed with end caps): 38-13/16"
OD of Bottom section (top): 1.15"
OD of Bottom section (bottom): 1.582"
OD of Bottom section just up from screw on collar of end cap thingy: 1.29"
Weight: ~600 grams (1.31 lb)
Overall length extended is a few inches shy of 20 feet.
The 5 section Wonderpole is finished with the same tough varnish other Shakespeare products are known for and should resist scratching. The tip top is painted with a chartreuse color paint and the tip top has a wire eyelet approximately 0.012" diameter. There are two line keepers spaced about 6.5" apart on the bottom section should you find yourself in need of a place to wind your line if you needed a decent panfish pole!