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||Posted: Oct. 28 2007,06:18
Hey Tan... ltns, I'm glad you're still around. The bottom of the butt section has a rubber cap, finished by a screw off plastic cap. This is so you can remove all the sections - perhaps to clean them? Not really sure.
Tan, you will be amazed at its very light weight and how easy it is to set up. Sue Sea and I got to the launch area and she just hadda see my new expenditure. So I popped off the top rubber plug, gave it a single back-and-forth shake and it exploded out to its full length (don't you dare Fishhead!) and was ready to go.
The way I figure it the 80 to 100 lb test line is prerigged, stored on the line keeper. Remove, thread thru the tip, shake, roll and spiral a few turns round the pole and enough left for a couple wraps around the keepers.
Quick and ready to go. Fast and easy storage. Drop it and it floats.
I know you're really big on bass, or rather big on BIG bass, so this might be a cool addition to your arsenal. Here's a coupla quotes...
|Through study, research and experimentation, Howell learned the tactic of shake-pole fishing that anglers used with deadly efficiency on bass 30, 40 and 50 years ago and began to make converts to this very-productive way to fish. Until recently, fishermen only taught this new gospel by word of mouth. One angler would demonstrate the tactic to a buddy and converted that angler to the gospel of jiggerpoling. Thus the use of the old technique spread, particularly throughout the South.|
From all indications, this forgotten fishing strategy will produce more and bigger bass than conventional methods have in the past.
In the first six weeks Green utilized a jiggerpole, he caught more big bass than he'd ever taken before in his life. According to Green, "Jiggerpole fishing is deadly. I caught and released 15 bass in the first six weeks that weighed over 5-pounds each. The biggest one I took was an 8-pound, 3-ounce largemouth. Also since using this jiggerpole tactic, I've caught 30 or 40 largemouth that will weigh 3- to 5- pounds each here on the Warrior River, which is not known as a big-bass river." What makes Green's testimony even more phenomenal, he only fishes one to two hours in the late afternoon after he leaves his job.
This technique allows you to work a shore thoroughly and effectively- every opening, every hole, every tangle - the entire edge can be slow trolled. No missed opportunities. And allows you to keep the lure in one spot long enough to cause vicious strikes.
...FYI, Tanner is one of the original FLYCr's and was of immeasureable help at the Yak-In's. He's a great guy, friendly, helps others, does both salt and fresh, but really loves bass. Still remember our trip to Holiday Park and all the big gators lying in wait. When it turned dark, I spooked and left, was just about to land when a bunch of Hispanic kids waved me off - just then a 15 footer exploded out of the weeds right where I was gonna land...
Edited by Capn Jimbo on Oct. 28 2007,06:46
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