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Push Pole

I am looking to get a push pole and would like some imput on what is a good one to buy or make. I am not looking to bust my wallet.
Thanks,
Charlie
June 01, 2011 at 7:07am
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Rodfather Profile Photo
Posted June 01, 2011 at 8:58am
SKINNYWATER PRODUCTS

Go to skinnywaterproducts.com. They make an aluminum push pole in many different lengths. They also make one that breaks down with a screw type fitting in the middle. The hawk foot is a mud foot they designed for the marsh. I have been using one for approx 18 mos. You cant break it and if you do they replace it for free. There are several dealers throughout LA but you can also order online and they offer free shipping. Check em out you wont be sorry.

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CH-ALIE Profile Photo
Posted June 01, 2011 at 1:13pm
Push Pole

Thanks!! Not to bad on prices!!

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Admiral Rabbit Profile Photo
Posted June 01, 2011 at 6:21pm
'Economical Coonazz Pole'

...check out your local high schools for a used pole vault...they fiberglass and flex, all you may have to do is cut a bit off and buy a duckbill...(if 'ya don't cut it 'ya can use it offshore )...cheers ???

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Posted June 01, 2011 at 9:09pm
Push pole

The skinny water poles are awesome poles and are first class, Glenn is a first class guy and an expert with metal. His metal workmanship is second to none. He has a bracket that goes on motor bolts that allow you to set pole in when fishing and when you hit a school of trout or reds just move pole into secondary hole and it drops to bottom to anchor boat while still in bracket, poormans power pole. Great , simple, light and very well made, a great addition to any lightweight marsh boat.

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Posted June 02, 2011 at 5:11am
gus's

Bought mine at Gus's Tackle on Old Spanish Trail in Slidell. Gus has an ad in the sportsman every month . I don't know who made it but it's tough and light ( all aluminum) .

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Posted June 02, 2011 at 6:20am
Push Poles

Go to Academy and buy the push pole head for around $10+/-. Then go to Home Depot and pick up a stick of 1' rigged conduit. Drill a hole and mount the head and that is about as solid and as good as it gets for the money. In salt water it will last a few years then you just replace the head.

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    CH-ALIE Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 9:31am
    Push Pole

    Thanks Guy's....I think I will go the conduit route. It may be the cheepest way to go and just as usefull. I have seen some for upwards of $700 bucks. I mean, come now! Really? I like quality thing's and beleive you get what you pay for, but a push pole for $700.00. No Thanks!!

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    Posted June 02, 2011 at 9:55am
    Push Pole

    CH-ALIE

    I have built two of them each for under $20. They work just as good as the $700 ones!

    A few years back I built one out of Alumium conduit and welded a head on it. That was the best one until I lost it on a night trip. It is some where in the bottom of Little Lake!! lol

    Good Luck

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    Admiral Rabbit Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 12:50pm
    'Short Sighted Spending'

    ...don't 'ya know for $700 they help'n America !!!...cheers ???

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    CH-ALIE Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 12:55pm
    Push Pole

    Haha...I'm sorry, I forgot!! We DO need to help one another out....

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    CH-ALIE Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 1:03pm
    El Cheep O

    Since it would be helping others out...I'll get the 24' for $1,123.00. That's One 'STIFF' price tag...But I'm not nameing names!! lol

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    Admiral Rabbit Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 1:27pm
    'Structural Failure vs Balance/Momentum '

    ...never use common plastic conduit that could snap into a knights' lance...after falling on one of those things 'ya will be impaled and wiggle'n on the broken end of a super-size hypo needle !!!...it should'n be too pretty !!!...cheers ???

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    abeastandasavage Profile Photo
    Posted June 02, 2011 at 5:34pm
    push pole?

    only my opinion, but a $700 pushpole should have a motor on it!!!!

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    Brandon Cormier Profile Photo
    Posted June 05, 2011 at 10:12am
    cypress

    i made one from cypress....old school style....easy to make and durable.....cheap to make....lasts forever....

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