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Old 07-31-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Anyone know where I can find a 15' of longer bamboo pole for cheap.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Green poles?
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What do they go for? I've seen them,but never used them.
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Ya I just seen some a few mins ago at the bait shop at pace and cervaties the had all sizes but he had a bunch of the long gig poles bamboo
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Green poles?
I guess that would work I've never made a gig before but I found my dads old gig head so I figured I try
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Almost all of the shops around Pensacola have them.
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Default Poles - here is a # I wrote down for green ones

This guy posted on Craigslist earlier in the summer reference poles. He only wanted $1.00 for 1" poles and $3 for 2.5" poles. The # is 393-3863. I am not sure if he still has any, but his prices are very attractive. When I have time, I will go and pick up a few for long term drying. I didn't buy any as I had already bought some in town off of Pace & Cervantes at the local bait shop.

If you buy a new bamboo pole, get the ones with the reinforced plastic collar that goes around your wooden plug. They are very reasonable and great poles. I had built some out of aluminum, but I learned quickly they aren't what you want for floundering. Bamboo bends, is lighter, and floats! Aluminum doesn't. My gig's looked good, but weren't practical.

I am still learning. I was told to weld a bolt or metal stock back about 2" back from the ends of the prongs across the prongs as this was supposed to help the longevity of the prongs. Not sure what it is supposed to do, but I did it.

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I'd like a couple long (20 foot or so) and a couple 10 footers too. I've been told that a green pole will dry out nicely in the house as long as you leave it out of the sun and heat which will cause splits.

Looking to play with the poles to make push poles and gigs.

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We have a huge patch by the farm but that's up above Dothan, there's a patch on Wilde Lake, right off of Pine Forest. It's on the left across from the church. It's in a yard but they might let you trim a few out
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Default gig pole

Try an 1 1/4'' closet rod from Home Depot or Lowes, sand it down and stain it or wipe it down with linseed oil. I have a couple I've been using for several years. You can get long or short ones, sold by the ft. if I remember right
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