Uncle Buck's Deluxe Crappie Pole
Would not recommend for line counter reels
Seems to be a good pole but I have not used it yet. One thing to take note of is If you plan to use a line counter reel or a reel the mounts "top" side, and plan to hold the pole with the guides up, you'll have an issue of your line at the tip sort of not staying on the top of the pole due to the lack of guides near the tip. If your using a spinning reel, and holding the pole with the guides down, it should not be a problem. Hard to explain, but would not recommend with a top mounted reel, only a spinning reel. See picture. Other than that seems to be decent for the money.
August 14, 2012
Excellent Trolling Rod
I have used the 13 ft pole, on both ends of a (5) five pole trolling rack. Always get a strike on the turn on the both the top and bottom hooks. Can sense the most sensitive bites. Has plenty of backbone for the big fish. Easily stored and setup. The 16 ft pole is very cumbersome and too heavy.
December 23, 2010
valve for the money
We purchased 4 of these for spider rigging crappies. Works fine for what we wanted.
July 9, 2013
A great buy
I’ve read about dapping and can’t wait to try taking trout with the 16 ft model that came well packaged in excellent condition. After looking at it up close and comparing it to photos of dapping rods from the U.K., this rod looks like it will fill the bill at a fraction of the cost. The quality of construction exceeded my expectations, especially for the price. This model comes in 5 sections with a guide firmly attached at the end of each. The reel mounts are well constructed, and turn smoothly with plenty of adjustment to firmly hold any spinning reel. And, each telescopic piece locks smoothly into place. A solid well engineered rod.
April 3, 2009