I would say don't do it, I have done a lot of mountain, river, lake, delta, and ocean fishing for anything from small brookies (<6") all the way to a 3 foot shovelhead shark . Even the small compact poles bother me beause if you hook something big or ferocious ( brookies) it will snap, and that was with the mini poles that are just 3 peices and a small reel. It's cheap enough that you can try it and test it, but i would not take it unless it atually works to cath anything bigger than a few ounces, presonally I'd rather go with a sturdy stick as the rod and beer can tops as rivlets. I know some of you don't have as much experience with fishing or you think your bad but at least get a decent sized rod with a backapccking reel. Ive found that similar to (most) knves, flashlights, guns, w/e you get what you pay for. I wouldn't want that flimsy antenna as a rod.