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Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons #14360233 05/05/22 12:37 AM
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Shallow water anchor pins just don't cut it on my home lake, looking to put a set of Talons on the back of the boat. Who would be the go-to folks on these? Hate to spend that kind of money, but double anchoring sucks. Rather spend money with a forum member/small business if possible.

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Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14360526 05/05/22 12:42 PM
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Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14361932 05/07/22 03:04 AM
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David, I'm sure you've done some research here so what is your opinion on the difference between talons and power poles?

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David, I'm sure you've done some research here so what is your opinion on the difference between talons and power poles?

Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14362014 05/07/22 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by z289sec
Shallow water anchor pins just don't cut it on my home lake, looking to put a set of Talons on the back of the boat. Who would be the go-to folks on these? Hate to spend that kind of money, but double anchoring sucks. Rather spend money with a forum member/small business if possible.


I have a set of king pins for my new boat. Mainly because Blue Cat Bob has convinced me to keep her away from the trees so it doesn't look like my old boat. I see a lot of guys who spend a lot of time fussing about what their boat looks like and I get that but I bought it to fish, and fish I will as hard and as often as I can while I can. It I get a scratch or ding, so be it. But I do think they will help keep it from getting too banged up too fast.


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Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14362382 05/07/22 11:25 PM
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Am I missing something here? Are power poles the same thing as anchor pins? hmmm

Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: skeetmaster] #14362786 05/08/22 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by skeetmaster
Am I missing something here? Are power poles the same thing as anchor pins? hmmm



Nah, Anchor pins are just straight fiberglass poles, that have a fixed mount, and you just stab them into the bottom. Power poles have a hydraulic pump, and an electric control. Talons are 100% electric. For me the Talons are a little more compact, and for extremely soft bottoms, which is what I've run into on my home lake, Minn Kota said they would be a better choice. 10 foot anchor pins in 4 foot of water, my boat pulled them right out of the mud. Talons may not work either, which is why I'm really debating whether or not to even get anything.

But, like I said, double anchoring sucks.

Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14362798 05/08/22 09:09 PM
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I've owned both and they both have their place. Lakes by me have lots of submerged cedar. Power Poles go outward as they go down and in the cedar that means it can push you forward from where you wanted to be and the poles can get tangled up. Talons go straight in in and no issues. Downside to talons is more weight on the transom then poles.

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I've owned both and they both have their place. Lakes by me have lots of submerged cedar. Power Poles go outward as they go down and in the cedar that means it can push you forward from where you wanted to be and the poles can get tangled up. Talons go straight in in and no issues. Downside to talons is more weight on the transom then poles.



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Re: Who is the go to guy for Minn Kota Talons [Re: z289sec] #14363619 05/09/22 07:24 PM
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If you get either, you will be happy that you did. I have PP Blades in 10'. Got them used at a heck of a price. I think we fish quite a few of the same lakes and I haven't had an issue yet of the 10's coming out, or an issue deploying them in timber (but I see how it could move you, just not sure that
you can get longer talons vs. PP's, but you can also get Drift Paddles for PP's and not the talons. Just food for thought.
as for where to get them new locally, I don't have an answer other then shopping used. Go with what Jackie said.

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