This item is a very hard to find ENGLISH FISHING CANE. There is a bit of history here. Back in the day, amusements like fishing, golf. etc. were not allowed on Sundays. Clever folks would go out with "trick" golf or fishing canes in order to pursue a little sport in private. They could innocently walk to their favorite haunt and unfold a fishing pole or golf club and no-one would be the wiser. This fishing cane is in four sections and measures 35 inches closed and extended, it's 9 1/2' long. It is constructed out of bamboo.