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#11463374 - 03/08/16 11:28 AM Which Power Poles - 8' or 10'
Jig-N-Spoon Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 287
Loc: Canyon, TX
Pros and cons of 10 ft poles?

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#11463387 - 03/08/16 11:33 AM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Darren Heavner Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 422
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Pro - They're longer so you can operate them in a little deeper water
Con - They're longer so they stick up further possibly making it harder to operate around trees and getting the boat in/out of the garage.
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#11463393 - 03/08/16 11:36 AM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
J.P. Greeson Online   content
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Registered: 10/23/00
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I'm on my 3rd set of Power Poles. Since I'm running a 24' Skeeter Bay now, I went with the 10 footers this time. They are being installed right now. The only con I can give on the 10 footers is that they look a little odd on a bass boat. Drop me a PM in a couple of weeks and I'll tell you what I can about running 10s vs 8s.
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#11463414 - 03/08/16 11:43 AM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 852
Loc: Denton, TX
Agreed. The 10 footers look a bit ridiculous on a bass boat.

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#11463469 - 03/08/16 11:56 AM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
12ft talons look much better on bass boats...

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#11463501 - 03/08/16 12:06 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Drop-Shot Offline
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 127
Loc: North Texas
I went with 10's and wish I had done 8's. The height makes them a little top heavy and they wear the bushings out pretty quick wobbling around, I forgot them once and hit them going under a bridge and in deeper water they really torque and twist. Also, on a Skeeter especially because of how they mount, they just stick up too high and look funny. I would do 8's if I was doing it over.
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#11463850 - 03/08/16 02:01 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1625
Loc: SETX
I used to think I wanted 10's instead of 8' because the extra depth would open up new places I could use them. Until last spring I watched a guy try repeatedly to get into a backwater pond with them and eventually give up because they kept hanging. I eased right on through with my 8'er all the way up and ended up catching several fish back there.

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#11463883 - 03/08/16 02:13 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
borntofish1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 407
Loc: argyle,tx
I disagree. My 10 allows me to stabilize on windy points at about 9.5 ft. I have 21 ft Legend. Ton of my friends wish they would have got 10 instead 8.

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#11463896 - 03/08/16 02:20 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
721Phoenix Online   content
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2037
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
I have 8's and never even thought about going to 10's since they are only available in Blades. I stayed with Pro Series II's and have no complaints.
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#11463945 - 03/08/16 02:39 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: borntofish1]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 6416
Loc: your sisters house
Originally Posted By: borntofish1
I disagree. My 10 allows me to stabilize on windy points at about 9.5 ft. I have 21 ft Legend. Ton of my friends wish they would have got 10 instead 8.


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#11464026 - 03/08/16 03:10 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Drop-Shot]
dimitri Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2134
Loc: Arlington TX
Originally Posted By: Drop-Shot
I went with 10's and wish I had done 8's. The height makes them a little top heavy and they wear the bushings out pretty quick wobbling around, I forgot them once and hit them going under a bridge and in deeper water they really torque and twist. Also, on a Skeeter especially because of how they mount, they just stick up too high and look funny. I would do 8's if I was doing it over.


had 10's on last boat. just bought 8's for the new boat because of this.

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#11464168 - 03/08/16 04:10 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 155
Save the trouble! Buy dual 12' talons, best money I ever spent on my boat. Easy to install and no worries of hydraulic lines and way shorter than 10' poles and none of that flopping going down the lake
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#11464183 - 03/08/16 04:18 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7666
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
I have eight's. I have been in situations that ten's would have been better.

I have thought about buying Talons, still not totally convinced.

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#11464202 - 03/08/16 04:24 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Insurance man Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 681
Loc: Texas
I had 12' Talons on my last boat and have 8' Blades on my new boat...wish I had the 12' Talons again

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#11464215 - 03/08/16 04:29 PM Re: Which Power Poles - 8' or 10' [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4170
I will take the 8 blades all day long. Perfect for me and what I do

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