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Cane Pole
01-12-2008, 03:41 PM
Anybody got one of these rigs yet?

http://powerpole.com/

skiptomylu
01-12-2008, 03:52 PM
Seen it before on his show, but cost more than I would like to spend. Great looking tool!

Skip

crappielimits
01-12-2008, 06:10 PM
They are big around here for redfisherman. They work great! I would forget to pull it up though.

ShortStorie
01-12-2008, 06:19 PM
I use the anchor pictured on the right margin... The concrete block!

Phantom309
01-12-2008, 06:45 PM
Yep, I got one, can't live without it, especially with the remote which hangs around your neck.
http://danny.belcher.com/BoatPwrPole.jpg

ShilohRed
01-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Tom I wish they made one that would run down day 15ft.
Would sure be nice in the brush fishing.
pete

bentpole
01-12-2008, 08:03 PM
I use the anchor pictured on the right margin... The concrete block!
Yep, Me to,& they are cheap,,,:D

Cane Pole
01-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Yep, Me to,& they are cheap,,,:D

They cheeeep, but they ain't got no remote. I really wouldn't wanna have that style hanging around my neck while underway.:rolleyes:

Cane Pole
01-12-2008, 08:54 PM
Yep, I got one, can't live without it, especially with the remote which hangs around your neck.
http://danny.belcher.com/BoatPwrPole.jpg

Is this hydraulic or electric deploy?

goldwingtiny
01-12-2008, 11:08 PM
My brother has one on the back of his El Pescador. Guess who got wet when un-aware of deployment?

Phantom309
01-13-2008, 03:41 AM
Is this hydraulic or electric deploy?

Hydraulic unit, located in the aft starter batt compartment.

mduncan62
01-13-2008, 03:54 AM
I just can't see it. that's pretty darned expensive to only be able to use it in 6' or less. Think I'd go with a chunk of concrete and rope.

I'm sure that Roland M. would only pimp a product if it really works, and not based on the money he makes for it. :D

old fuzzy
01-13-2008, 11:28 AM
you got the pimp down right,,,but then again it's about money,,,,,i would think this would be good if you fished shallow lakes but not to good here where your in 25 to 40 foot of water most of the time,,,,the rope and a big rock works wonders,just have a rope long enough,if you dont,,,well you get the idea

stinkies daddy
01-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Don't think i want 1 i'll stick with the anchor

FisherMike
01-13-2008, 12:13 PM
They really are the ticket for inshore flats fisherman.
Especially when stealth is a concern.
No KASPLOOOOSH like a cement block.:D

Phantom309
01-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Originally designed for flats fishing (Saltwater) for Redfish/Trout, etc.
I see the fresh water community is taking a look at it.
It works well.

jlaughlin72
01-13-2008, 07:02 PM
First off, too expensive for my blood. Second, it says that you will stay put in high winds etc. The only way I see that you could stay exactly where you wanted, would be to have 2, one up front and one in the back.
Awhile back I had an ideal, you could do 3 outriggers with big feet on them and suspend your boat, then the wind, or waves wouldn't bother you either. You wouldn't have lines bouncing all over when the waves hit the boat.

slabjigger
01-13-2008, 07:11 PM
My buddy has on on the back of his skeeter flats boat. We were fishing in Delacroix, LA in 30mph+ winds that day. When he would drop that pole, the front of the boat might swing around but we never moved an inch. The trout were piled up in one hole in a four way intersection of channels and there were about twenty boats surrounding the hole. We pulled up, waited from one to blow off the hole because the anchors couldn't hold them. We pulled in, dropped the powerpole and caught fish all afternoon. With that being said, it you dropped that expensive piece of equipment on rocks, it's ruined. The pole is fiberglass. But as stated above, it has its advantages

slabjigger

SMITTY 58D
01-14-2008, 10:39 AM
I see some people say you can only go six feet down with one of these, is that true? You could just get a pole at Lowes that is say 8' - 10' and just push it thru the muck and tie your boat off to hit. Kinda Hill billy (like me) but cheap. Get two one for each side of the boat and you wont go anywhere.