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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Picking up the PA 12 in about a month and trying to get all my ducks in a row. I know that I want a push pole as I am going to be standing and doing a lot of sight fishing on the flats. Can you guys recommend a specific push pole, or stake out pole over 8' in length for me to purchase?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:18 pm 
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www.wanganchor.com The 8' this one has been great 4 me in saltwater but i would get the metal tip!!! don't know how it would be in rivers though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I have the 8' YakAttack ParkNpole http://www.yakattack.us and I love it.
It is made from military specification fiberglass which is super-strong, lightweight, and it floats.
It has a "foot" for push-poling but it does more than that; the base of the foot has notches for grabbing lines (I use it to open and close my front hatch from the seated position) and it has a hold in the center for attaching a YakAttack ScrewBall which is a Ram Ball you can attach other accessories to.

Whether or not you get the ParkNpole, I would recommend you check out the YakAttack website as they have lots of innovative products for rigging your Hobie.

Good Luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:15 pm 
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If you want something longer than 8' and you enjoy DIY projects than buy a 3/4" fiberglass rod from Grainger's.http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/fiberglass-rod-stock/fiberglass/raw-materials/ecatalog/N-c18?Ndr=basedimid10071&sst=subset You can get them in ten foot lengths and they make a great stake out/push pole. If you anchor in hard bottom than you can buy the stainless steel tip from the Wang Anchor site that Snooker posted above to keep it from splintering.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:09 pm 
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This is the one I've had my eye on for a while now. Cost is $200 and it's obviously heavier than a Loomis, Moonlighter, etc. but it telescopes down to nine foot so that you could store it with a couple mounts on the side of the Pro Angler. I need something that works when I need it but that will be out of the way when I'm seated and transiting!

http://www.thesuperstick.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:16 pm 
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i make no secret that i love this one...

http://www.accentpaddles.com/transformer-versa.php

multi-use and super functional.

cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:22 am 
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YakAttack 8 ft pole all the way !!!! Love it


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Does anyone make a pole that is a push pole and stand up paddle combo, where you can just take the tip or paddle off?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:37 am 
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Jfnall wrote:
Does anyone make a pole that is a push pole and stand up paddle combo, where you can just take the tip or paddle off?

Click the link above by uno mas

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:06 am 
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Thanks for being nice. I saw that right after I clicked post reply
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Superstick is the way to go. I have been using there pole now for three years and there is nothing else on the market that even comes close for poling in a kayak. The biggest problem with other poles on the market is that you pole from the center of the kayak. Unless you are using a long enough pole you can't reach far enough back to pole in a straight line. This pole allows you to reach far enough back to pole silently through the shallows. It also breaks down for easy storage. As for a paddle attachment, the duck foot comes off and you can attach a paddle blade or even a fork for gigging.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:31 pm 
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uno mas wrote:
i make no secret that i love this one...

http://www.accentpaddles.com/transformer-versa.php

multi-use and super functional.

cheers.
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Drew - which model do you use? Thx.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:46 pm 
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its the Versa Transformer that i was talking about. SUP paddle, kayak paddle, stake-out spike and pushpole ends all in one, so you can change it to match your techniques and your day of fishing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:14 pm 
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This may sound funny but I use a adjustable painters pole.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:57 am 
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Ring King wrote:
This is the one I've had my eye on for a while now. Cost is $200 and it's obviously heavier than a Loomis, Moonlighter, etc. but it telescopes down to nine foot so that you could store it with a couple mounts on the side of the Pro Angler. I need something that works when I need it but that will be out of the way when I'm seated and transiting!

http://www.thesuperstick.com/


Ring King, I like the length of the superstick for sure....
1. Truly no problems with the length collapsing when in use?
2. How do you store it? In the rod holders or do you have brackets/clips on the outside?


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