I have been doing some serious research on different options for a travel rod that I can safely and economically pack for those trips back to New York to see family or when Michelle and I are bouncing around on one of our adventures. A post over on the Fiberglass Manifesto about a small fiberglass travel rod caught my eye, and I started to do a little research. The small 6’6″ rod is sold by Black Bear Fly Fishing and is labeled for a 2/3 weight line. What really caught my eye is the fact that this pretty fly rod breaks down into 8 pieces, essentially into 11″ pieces. I loved the price tag and after calling Tom, the owner of Black Bear Fly Fishing and talking a bit about the rod, I placed my order. The rod showed up a few days later on my doorstep and I could hardly contain myself as I put the rod together and gave it the standard wiggle test. I’m looking forward to getting it on the water, but already I am anticipating throwing some extremely soft dries to very hungry trout.