I'm a bank guy, and I've tried the weighted slider types with little success. If you're on the bank, I think the telescoping retriever is your better bet. BPS has a couple of options. One is something like 13' and one is 18', I believe. They'll cost somewhere around $30-$50, but they're worth the money.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. --John Buchan