The Tiny Ten is a 5' rod and the Tiny Ten 2 is a 8' rod. The extra 3' makes for a longer reach which at times makes the difference between catching those wary fish. The Tiny Ten 2 weighs in at 2oz. It's crafted with a cork handle which I think is a must on any rod. It's action is soft which I compare to my fiberglass rods. I have it rigged with a furled leader of 6', which I have ordered a 8' furled leader, thought is it may work better with the longer rod. I have fished the Tiny Ten 2 on four outings and have found it to be a pleasure. Keep in mind my knowledge of other rods is zero so a comparison I can't give. But for what I paid and what it does I'd say it is hard to beat.
These wild brookies are a blast on this rod. And it shows that if I can catch them with a Tenkara rod anyone can. This is simplicity, that would have escaped me if it weren't for that little angler I met on the stream a year ago...thanks Nattie.