If you guys want a good and very compact fishing rod. Look into the "pen rod extreme".
Once stored in the pen mode. It is 8 Inches long. It can expand to 5'3 feet. There are plenty of videos on youtube of people successfully catching fish from .5lb to 17lb!!! The trick is you have to know how to fish with loose drag.
I have one. Haven't been able to test it yet but I will go fishing for trout today. Report back soon.
Just got back from fishing. Only caught 1 fish :(. But I caught it on the pen rod!
Heres some pictures.