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#12035502 - 01/12/17 09:11 AM Power Pole vs Talon
jcwebb70 Offline

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Allen, TX
looked on other forums, and seems to somewhat be a "ford vs chevy":) issue.
I hear great things about PP service
I have a Ranger 175 so the room for pumps is a concern, or it could be a game ender, haven't gotten that far.
I'm not a speed demon so a little loss of speed isn't a concern.
I like the idea of Talons dropping straight down vs protruding away, only in that many times I'd like to peg down i'm tightly confined.
Also, I prefer fishing points with the aft of the boat up towards the point shore, nose out, so I can fan the point and stay in contact with the bottom better. So holding in rough water is a must.
I have searched the net trying to find videos of these holding in rough water. Found holding in river currents and high winds, but only one on coastal beach.
I'm guessing it's not a problem with them being used by offshore flat fisherman, but want to get what I need when spending $4K
As always I appreciate all the experience you guys provide to help us not reinvent the wheels.

#12035582 - 01/12/17 09:55 AM Re: Power Pole vs Talon [Re: jcwebb70]
Anderson Guide Service Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/17
Posts: 11
Loc: Rockport, TX
I have a power pole but would prefer a Talon if they had a better history. I fish on the coast and Redfish seem to have an affinity for them stick out the back of the boat!!!! Also I have had them blow off hydraulic lines. If you push the button and nothing happens STOP pushing the buttons. It just sprays hydraulic fluid everywhere and makes a mess. It is a giant pain if they are down in deep water and you loose a line. It is hard to get them back up.
Anderson Guide Service
Rockport, TX

#12037261 - 01/13/17 08:10 AM Re: Power Pole vs Talon [Re: jcwebb70]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Online   content
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2976
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake-Fairfield
I have both on two different boats and both have a place, I guess it's personal preference. PowerPole has excellent customer service but Talon requires less room if space is a factor. They both do the same thing but indifferent ways.
Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records. The latest a blue cat caught 12/25/2014 on Cedar Creek going 64.8#
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