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push pole length

Postby Swanny » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:37 am

Looking to get a push pole for some fishing and for hunting, mainly picking up decoys, etc. What size do you guys use and do you use it often? It looks like either a cheap one for $40 that is 11' long or spend around $150 or so to get a good 16'+. Get a pole, or stick with a paddle?
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Re: push pole length

Postby KRB » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:48 am

Have always made our own out of a 12 ft. ash 2x6 with a notch in the blade to hook decoy strings. If there is a foot or more of water we use the outboard.
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Re: push pole length

Postby mudpack » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:22 pm

If the water is shallow enough to wade and pull the boat, I wade. If it's too deep to wade, I use the motor.
I've had a 10' pushpole in my mudboat for five seasons. It seems like a good idea, but I've never used it once.
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Re: push pole length

Postby KRB » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:29 pm

mudpack wrote:If the water is shallow enough to wade and pull the boat, I wade. If it's too deep to wade, I use the motor.
I've had a 10' pushpole in my mudboat for five seasons. It seems like a good idea, but I've never used it once.

The mud in the salt marsh we hunt is deep, It's a lot easier to pole that wade.
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Re: push pole length

Postby QuackerSmacker498 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:14 pm

If your going to use a store bought version, I recommend being prepared to replace the brass snaps and locking pieces for the extension. Salt water and mud destroys these parts. I have to replace mine every two seasons with an entire new pole. I wash mine down after every hunt and they still seem to fall apart.
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Re: push pole length

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:53 pm

I use schedule 40 PVC at 1.5".
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