Bass Pro Shops Telescopic Push Pole or Push Pole Duck Feet
I purchased one of these push poles with the duck feet in 2010. Given that the pole is made of aluminum I assumed it would last for many years because I am faithful in my cleaning and maintenance. After the first season in saltwater I realized the duck feet are not aluminum. Just thin, painted steel. Eventually all the paint flacked off and the rust began to stain my boat deck and eventually just rusted to nothing. I really liked the extendable pole because I could store it easily and only extend it as much as I needed. However, the octagonal tubing is subject to bending if you put too much pressure on them (ie. pushing off a light grounding). Once bent the pole is hard to collapse again. And eventually the spring loaded stops lose their tension and dislodge and drop out. I now have three lenght of aluminum tubing and no way to use them.
August 7, 2013
I bought the pushpole with duck foot and the paddle attachment. It's great for getting in shallow waters for fishing or duck hunting. The paddle attachment even has notches to hook duck decoy lines. I recommend rinsing if used in salt/brackish water...it is metal
December 15, 2014
Nice Jon Boat Option
I purchased this push pole as an economical alternative to a carbon fiber pole for Kayak fishing the flats. It's heavy, but it feels lighter when you think of the money you save over carbon fiber. I only wish the handle was a thinner diameter. The handle is too big to fit into a standard flush mount pole holder, so for a kayak, you would need to remove the push button duck feet, then place in rod holder, or just strap it down to the length of the kayak. The quality is excellent. This is an ideal jon boat push pole!
January 25, 2011
get to where other can't
was looking for a way to get to fish that others can not reach and came across Bass Pro Shops telescopic push pole with duck feet. Have used it now a few times and have nothing but good things to say. Being spring and the shallow water warming quickly, it is nice to get to fish that others have no chance of casting to. Inexpensive way to put more fish in the boat and when I'm done using, it telescopes back together and fits nicely in the bottom of the boat.
April 26, 2011