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Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby Yakaholic » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:01 pm

well I can't seem to get the photo to upload via phone but at Aldi they have a dual extension tarp pole made from aluminium has a spike at one end and a rubber grip the other and extends to 2.3m for only $12
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby chrisw » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:49 pm

Grabbed one, gonna give this a try.
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby kiwinaus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 pm

i got one of those last sale they are great stakeout poles.
PB Bass 32cm ,PB Yellow belly 61cm, PB Flattie 49cm,52cm Rainbow Trout,PB Murray Cod 56cm......Wait for it!
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby arpie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:06 am

Hi guys

Most stakeout poles need a 'tapered' end to go thru the sand/mud ..... I don't think the thin spoke that then attaches to a flat base will penetrate deep enough (or easily enough) to hold you in position.

Some people have removed the thin spoke & made 3 cuts around the base of the cylinder, forcing them together to form a point or found a plastic spike that fits into the cylinder & wedged it in there. Some shove a bit of wood dowel up it for extra strength.

It is surprisingly hard to force the stakeout pole into different types of sand/rubble deep enough to hold you in position.

I've used a pair of Ski Poles (cut the handle off one & rammed the other one down into it & pop riveted it) and they work a treat. You can buy them 2nd hand in Sallies & Vinnies stores for between $5 & $10 a pair.) Just carefully cut off the round plastic bit.
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Another cheaper way of doing it is if you have a very old fibreglass Beach Rod .... just cut down the thinnest bit (about 1/4 of the rod) and make it 'pointy' - and you have a terrific Stakeout Pole! The commercially available ones are usually made of solid fibreglass!
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby kiwinaus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:23 pm

I made an angled cut at the top works fine.
PB Bass 32cm ,PB Yellow belly 61cm, PB Flattie 49cm,52cm Rainbow Trout,PB Murray Cod 56cm......Wait for it!
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby arpie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 pm

....I made an angled cut at the top works fine.....

Got a pic?
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby kiwinaus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:04 pm

well i would but quite honestly putting up photos on this site is a butt pain.
PB Bass 32cm ,PB Yellow belly 61cm, PB Flattie 49cm,52cm Rainbow Trout,PB Murray Cod 56cm......Wait for it!
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Re: Found a great cheap stakeout pole

Postby Ditto1 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 pm

Hi All

I have been using steak out poles for a bit now. I was just using long handled landing net for a while. then i lost half a 18 foot rock fishing gaf pol. it is aluminum gold in color works great i push it 3 foot into sand or mud and i don't move. My brother wanted one but it was he that lost the other 1/2 of the gaf pole so i told him to look into pool pole from Bunnings 2 sections 8 foot each, so you get 2 for $40......Ideal for steaking up in the shallows chasing flatties or Bream
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