We had the chance to try out this saltwater travel spinning fishing rod. It is easy to set up and easy to break down again. Make sure you spray all the salt water off it because there is some medal that the sea would love to eat away. I put my larger reel on this fishing pole and the set up was quick and easy. Because this pole is so large, it took me a little bit of time to cast it correctly, but I learned in minutes. We made videos for YouTube and Amazon. I have a lake in my backyard and it was fun practice casting. I had a blast. The pole is large, but it is very easy to break it down all the way or part way. This will be a convenient way to go to the ocean to fish, even though I just have a Honda Fit to drive it in. Even though this pole is easy to break down and put back together, it is very strong. Look forward to bringing in some big fish in 2016. Merry Christmas, this would make a good present for any occasion.