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Old 06-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone been able to find something for a gig pole to make it feel a little more comfortable in your hands. Im a commercial gigger so im out there longer then 3-4 hours im out there typically about 9-12 hours and after a while i just start loosing my grip in my hands so does anyone have any idea what i could put on the pole to make it feel a little better
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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What kind of pole are you using?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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A standard 10 ft alum pole its equivalent to a sea striker pole
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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The pole you use is the problem..
Loose the aluminum gig and pick up a bamboo gig. You will notice the bamboo is about 60% lighter. It has growth rings about every 8 inches that make for a secure grip and the flex and float.
Flex is important for many reason specific to gigging from a boat. Check this link to see a bamboo gig in action and flexing.

http://youtu.be/n_V9CobnQWE
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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The pole you use is the problem..
Loose the aluminum gig and pick up a bamboo gig. You will notice the bamboo is about 60% lighter. It has growth rings about every 8 inches that make for a secure grip and the flex and float.
Flex is important for many reason specific to gigging from a boat. Check this link to see a bamboo gig in action and flexing.

http://youtu.be/n_V9CobnQWE
I'm with him! ok....so maybe I'm a little biased seeing as how my best friend makes the bamboo gig handles. His are the browner ones you see around at most tackle shops in the area. The reddish colored ones are imports=no good. By the way, my friend is also my fishing partner and I need to make sure he has gas money to go fishing, so buy his poles!!
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Try the aluminum pool poles. Very light.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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The ones johnboat is talking about are the best. I have them on both my boats. Top of the line. Last forever, unless your dog knocks it out of the boat when your not looking, and they float away
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Well I live in north Carolina so hoe can I get one of these bamboo gigs with a 3/8 insert
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You could take the foam handles off a car wash brush and put them on the gig handle and tape them in place.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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Well I live in north Carolina so hoe can I get one of these bamboo gigs with a 3/8 insert
What kind of gig head are you using? Never seen a bamboo with the insert. Seems like they all got the cone.
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