This mini portable pocket pen fishing rod and reel combo is perfect to have in a go bag or stored anywhere since its so compact. Its 8" when its closed and opens up to approx 38". The rod is made from fire glass and aluminum alloy. The aluminum alloy reel includes forward and reverse ratchet stop and drag control. Its perfect for people of all ages. Sometimes you just don't want to carry around all your fishing gear so this is perfect to just have with you at all times in your backpack or car.