These compact rod and reel leashes are actually high-strength mono with a durable coating. While the leashes stow easily in a 10" x 3" space, they stretch to 10' in length. Breaking strength is a cool 900lbs. This leash features our quick-release system and a full memory coil. There are no exposed ends, everything that could potentially scratch your boat's gel coat has a coating or cover. The quick detach strap helps eliminate tear down and set up time. Diamond makes this reel leash in the USA with top-notch hardware. Consider this a huge upgrade from the old rope-style leash. Rod leashes are an important offshore fishing tool. These things are absolutely mandatory if you're high speeding, fishing with aplaner rod or any other bent butt application. Your rods and reels are just too costly to risk over an inexpensive bit of insurance.Keep your fishing rod where it is supposed to be!