Uncle Buck's Deluxe Crappie Pole
Works for surf fishing
While not it's intended design, it works quite well surf fishing, casts well, good action, shows a strike nicely, a little soft on hook set but it can be done. Broke about 8" off the tip, replaced it and actually casts a bit better.
March 23, 2014
I bought four of these rods for crappie fishing, 2 twelve and 2 sixteen foot. The sixteen foot takes a little getting use to, but works well. I like the reel seats on these rods an work well with Uncle Buck's crappie reels.I bought these rods to go along with my other rods for trolling for crappie. I have a 13' gheenoe that is set up for trolling 15 rods at the same time. It makes quite a sight going across a lake. It kind of looks like a big caterpillar. It take 2 people to handle the rods when you get 8 to 10 fish on at once , but a lot of fun.
March 1, 2014
I purchased Uncle Buck poles for trolling. The small section is much to limber to support weights and jigs for trolling so I break it and remove it through the handle. It only shortens the pole by about 2 1/2' and they work well at that length and will support the trolling rig. If weight get hung the pole will break at the reel seat. I have lost two. With that said I think still they work better than any other poles I have found for trolling. Not great but work well and reasonably priced. I recommend them to friends.
November 25, 2013
I am an avid Crappie fisherman and do a lot of spider rigging. Dealing with all of these long poles can be a pain. I decided to try the telescopic pole because of ease of storing with out having to break down my rigs everytime. So far so good, they are very easy to slide down and store. They are also very reasonably priced. I prefer the ones with reel seats, I prefer to use reels apposed to line winders.
October 17, 2013