The Mini Teton rod goes everywhere with you. At just 10 inches when collapsed, you can easily throw it in your pocket, glovebox, saddlebag, briefcase, etc. And whenever you find that piece of water that looks fishy, give it a go! It extends out to 10.5 ft so you get a little more length with this rod. We recommend it for fish up to two pounds. And don't worry about how small or thin it is, it is made from extremely high quality carbon fiber and comes with a lifetime warranty!