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#11305940 - 12/27/15 11:39 AM Power Pole Micro, is it worth it?
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
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Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
Hey Guys,

I'm sure many of you know about Power Pole's Mirco anchor created for kayaks and other small watercraft, but does anyone have one? I can see how it could be really useful for creeping up on fish in shallow water, but for $600 it seems like it should make fish jump in the yak. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger and getting one but wanted to hear yall's feedback.

Thanks
-Moondog

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#11305967 - 12/27/15 11:47 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
LSM Offline
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Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 221
I've thought about it and will probably end up with one. I think "worth" is a matter of personal preference and is very individualized for your specific style of fishing. I mostly bass fish and tend to fish shallow much of the time, which would make a power pole worth more to me than someone who fishes offshore. I have no other hobbies to speak of and spend almost no money on anything else. I fish a great deal and can appreciate anything that might make life easier on the water, especially on a windy day. I have always relied on an anchor, but it's not always the best option.

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#11306071 - 12/27/15 12:43 PM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
H.Town_paddler Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 3776
Loc: Texas
I had one on my Slayer. Very nice accessory to have if you fish in shallow water a lot.

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#11306175 - 12/27/15 01:35 PM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
mjmfc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 1332
Loc: arlington texas
I've had mine for over a year. Sometimes I don't use it at all during the course of a day's fishing. Other days it's invaluable. I don't regret spending the money one bit. It comes in handy to keep from drifting off after you catch one. Keep in mind that the pole really catches a lot of wind.
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#11306215 - 12/27/15 02:00 PM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
I mentioned this product before. I think there are two or more companies with this sort of stick anchor.

The videos make it look pretty compelling.

Flexstick Anchor

Brad

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#11309458 - 12/29/15 05:10 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
SuperSpookJr Offline
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Registered: 05/09/14
Posts: 39
How's a micro power pole much different in function from a stakeout pole and how can you justify the additional cost?

-SSJr

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#11309463 - 12/29/15 05:36 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 2983
Loc: little elm
I was fishing with a guide in south carolina last year and he had one. It was amazing. Not enough for me to buy one because I fish both deep and shallow but if you stick to shallow then score. They work great.
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#11309520 - 12/29/15 07:14 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
crabtrap Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 1009
Ridiculous waste of money IMHO. Stakeout pole and/or #5 dumbell is all you'll ever need and they are "stealthy"

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#11309784 - 12/29/15 09:22 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: SuperSpookJr]
LSM Offline
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Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 221
Originally Posted By: SuperSpookJr
How's a micro power pole much different in function from a stakeout pole and how can you justify the additional cost?

-SSJr


The same way we all justify the outrageous prices we pay for all of our kayak fishing toys.

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#11309789 - 12/29/15 09:26 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: crabtrap]
LSM Offline
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Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 221
Some might look at all of our expenses as ridiculous. There is a difference between "need" and "extra convenience".
Yeah, I don't know about the stealthy part - banging and fumbling around with fouled up rope and a stick/dumbbell, while getting blown around by the wind.
But like you said, that is your opinion.

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#11309840 - 12/29/15 09:46 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
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Registered: 11/06/14
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It seems like it has it's time and place. They thought of quickly and easily being able to stop yourself in shallow water is huge. How many times do we find ourselves fishing a shoreline and see a good looking piece of cover and want to fish it more? Instead of messing around and getting a pole out or an anchor and possibly spooking the fish it's much easier to push a button and be stable. Or like others said when you do hook into one, it'd be nice to hold position. Kevin Dismuke has a homeade one that looks pretty darn neat. He is on the DFW Kayak Fishing page a lot.

I might have one further down the road, but not any time soon.
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#11309930 - 12/29/15 10:36 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
Jimbo Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15249
Loc: South Texas
Put the power pole on your powerboat where it would be more practical.
Keeping kayak fishing as simple as possible is what it's always been about.
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#11310013 - 12/29/15 11:09 AM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
Grease Bath Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 1692
Loc: Ft. Worth
For me the answer is yes, the Micro Power Pole is totally worth it! If you are a serious kayak angler who wants to take advantage of every shallow water opportunity you get you owe it to yourself to have a PP micro.

I fish for a variety of fish fresh and saltwater and find that the Power Pole Micro excels way past a manual stake out pole in many aspects. When it's really windy or there is a strong current, when the sediment is too firm to drive a manual stake out pole into place, or if you just need to stop in a hurry and not make a ton of noise the PP micro shines.

Do I always take the PP Micro with me? No, but when I need to have one I'm sure glad I have that option.

As a guide if I want to stop my client in a specific spot and not have them drift off the fish I can do that with a touch of a button.

At around $900 (spike, mounting bracket, unit, battery)the price is definitely steep for the budget minded kayak angler, but for the serious tournament angler or recreational guy who loves to have all the bells and whistles I'd highly recommend trying one out.
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#11314741 - 12/31/15 03:16 PM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 734
I couldn't ever justify the weight or expense. My stake out pole works just fine for me.
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#11314892 - 12/31/15 04:40 PM Re: Power Pole Micro, is it worth it? [Re: Matt "Moondog" Mooney]
Todd™ Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3359
Loc: On my kayak
My problem is you are stuck with a rear stake out. I feel you'll have to position your kayak down wind from where it stakes or you'll get blown out of position. With a stake out poll I can attach it to my anchor trolley and position my yak as need to the wind by moving the trolley.
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