After the work day is done *wink* you can head straight for the fishing hole, if you’re carrying the Packer fishing rod. It weighs eight ounces and measures less than 22 inches long, so you can make room for it even in a crowded toolbox. Check out this guy holding one — it’s really small.
Emmrod designed the spring-steel rod with coils, to give it flex like a normal pole. They claim that their short poles will cast as far as 6′ graphite poles. The handle detaches from the pole for tighter packing and also for changing out your pole — you can choose from poles with varying numbers of coils, for different levels of strength and sensitivity.
Emmrod offers several combos, but for $57 you can get just the pole — it could be a lot of fun for your money, especially if you like pan-fried bluegill.