The Cascade Rod was designed after our desire to fish those really small, brushy creeks in the Cascade mountain range. It is an 8 foot rod and when collapsed is only 16 inches so it fits easily in backpacks. We have made the Cascade with a faster action for precision casting especially in those hard to reach spots. It is an incredibly fun rod that can handle fish quite well. In addition to its small stream applications, it is a great rod for kids because of how lightweight and compact it is. Here is a little video we made about it.