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    Default Help picking a push pole

    Just looking for some recommendations based on ya'lls experience.
    Looking for a new pole to go with my Caimen. I have been out of the shallow water fishery for a few years due to location....but thats changing in a couple weeks, my last pole was a 20' Stiffy Fiberglass...it got heavy and shed splinters. So what ya'll think, taking a tight budget into consideration.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Call Joe at Carbon Marine and order the 23' CM Loop. I just replaced a 20 year old 21' GLoomis pole and the 23 is perfect for the Caimen...long enough to make poling the beach for poons possible and making getting skinny more comfortable.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Cool thanks I'll check them out

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Loop or Mangrove (or whatever it is called these days). Basically, any of the poles from Carbon Marine.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Yeah just looked them up, the mangrove is half the price of the loop but only goes up to 19' 6"......

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    I have a carbon fiber moonlighter. I love it. My next pole will be a 20' loop from carbon marine.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    I have a stiffy hybrid and love it... what ever you do make sure you get the longest pole on the market.

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    thats what she said...get the longest stiffy possible :o)

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Always go 4' longer than your skiff at minimum so you are doing more pushing than planting especially in deeper water.

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    yeah what grammy said!...i've got a 22 on my vantage which is only 3 ft longer but it was a carry over from my lostman. still works good. oh and remember if you go super long to put a red flag over the back end as one highway trooper kindly reminded me without giving me a ticket!! nothing over 3 ft past end of trailer without a flag.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Quote Originally Posted by OneLastCast View Post
    Yeah just looked them up, the mangrove is half the price of the loop but only goes up to 19' 6"......
    I have the 21 stiffy hybrid and love that push pole but I have also used the Mangrove and the Loop push poles before and if i had to replace my push pole I would go with the Loop around 22 foot or a little longer. The Loop is all around a much nicer push pole than the Mangrove so if you can spring for the Loop I would go with that over the Mangrove you will be glad in the longrun you did. I would also make sure to not to go shorter than 21 foot with whichever pole you pick.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Loop > Mangrove. I have used both, and the loop is 100x better. The Mangrove has to much flex, and the Loop is just right. Joe has it figured out! 23ft is a good length.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Yep, one complaint I have on my Mangrove is that it is too short. If I were buying again today, it would be the Loop.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Thanks for all the info guys.

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    Default Re: Help picking a push pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Cunningham View Post
    yeah what grammy said!...i've got a 22 on my vantage which is only 3 ft longer but it was a carry over from my lostman. still works good. oh and remember if you go super long to put a red flag over the back end as one highway trooper kindly reminded me without giving me a ticket!! nothing over 3 ft past end of trailer without a flag.
    Are you still going to get a new pole?

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