Cabela's also has a bunch of rods that will work (www.cabelas.com). Their house-brand seven-piece rod (15 inches once disassembled) goes for $135, with the price rising for longer versions. You should also check out their E-Z Fold net ($13), a lightweight, quick-draw net that fits on your belt.
Finally, consider contacting Reel Deals in Albuquerque (tel: 505/268-1693), who might line you up with a high-end used rod that either comes travel-ready or can be modified in some way.
Support Outside Online
Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.