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Extendable length gets you deep into the brush where lunker crappie hide!
The B'n'M Black Widow® Crappie Rod is a telescoping rod that extends up to 10' to 20' depending on model. Its 100% fiberglass construction and fiberglass-reinforced joints provide extra durability and increased sensitivity—an excellent rod for jigging live bait. Rods are equipped with a metal eye tip and line-keeper clips.
I actually ordered 2 of these rods to support wires, along their length, to make a homebrew rotatable dipole antenna for use with my ham radio. I needed something strong, lightweight, and easily made compact. I DO fish as well, and I may use them for that too, but one may be advised, there are no eyes for line and there isn't a groove to mount a reel. There is a loop at the end of the rod to tie line and toward the handle there is a location to wrap your line when not fishing. Basically, it's like a really long, lightweight cane pole that you can collapse. They will defintely get to those hard to reach crappie holes. I can hold the rod, fully extended, with one hand at the base. It is definetely lightweight. I have used the rods, as I originally intended, in some fairly strong wind gusts and they would bow fairly far so they're strong as well. Each rod collapses down to about 4 to 5 feet, so they're compact. I would definetely recommend them for what I use them for and would also recommend them if you are looking to get into some hard to reach crappie spots that a cane pole like fishing technique will work.
April 6, 2010
Lots of fun
Bought this in the 20' length recently. Pole is a lot of fun to use for any fish that'll take the bait.
Usually bottom fish with it. I rig the line length equal to pole length, use either a slip float or special float for bottom fishing, then a weight with a snelled #8, 6 or 4 Gamakatsu circle hook.
Small fish feel like monsters. Also have other models in 10', 12', and 13' lengths.
Doesn't get much simpler than this.
December 31, 2009
20 ft of fish whooping fun
Bought this pole for them lazy summer days when I didn't want to be casting all the time. I just walk along the bank letting the jig swim along and jig it in fishy looking spots. Brings back memories of years gone by.
For a fiberglass pole it is suprisenly sensitive and will handle good size fish. Smaller folks might want to consider the shorter lengths as the 20 ft. does get a little heavy after awhile.
All in all a good entry level pole.
January 1, 2007
Don't recall that being posted or written on the rod, but I've used Senko worms rigged wacky, 1/8 oz Beetle Spins, and up to a 1/4 oz Rat-L-Trap. Wouldn't go heavier than that, however...my taste, anyway.
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