I wanted a travel size fishing rod to carry in a saddle bag or back pack. Because no matter which way I go to work I ride right past at least one boat ramp with a fishing pier. Then I got sticker shock when I checked out the prices. Found a couple that were a little cheaper but sounded like they were too light weight for me. Then it hit me... why not make my own. I had an older two piece rod in the garage that could be my starting point all that was needed was to cut it and make a four piece rod. Total cost was around $15. Here's how you can do it too.