This is one of the strongest collapsible wading staffs on the market....if not the strongest. 5/8th inch ferrules, aluminum "tent pole" type design, foam grip and a gripper point on the end. This comes with a nylon carry bag that easily mounts onto the wading belt for easy access! It measures 54" in total length. You won't find a better value...or better quality. From the folks at Temple Fork Outfitters/Springbrook.