Pete, I have the TFO 8wt TicrX and the conversion setup that FlyDoc referred to. Just measured the tubes that they pack in.... fly rod 32 1/2", 2-Hand extension 31 1/2". I will have the rod with me at the Striper Clave ,May 21-22-23 and you are welcome to try it. If we miss then, let me know when and for how long you expect to be here and we can make arrangements to meet. Look forward to seeing you.