Fishing Tip: don’t stress your push pole

February 10, 2008 by John - No Comments

polegunnel.jpgIf you own a push pole, remember to take it out of the gunnel holders once your boat is stored. Why? Because the holders on your boat are designed to create flex in the pole so that it stays put while you’re underway. The few hours you use it while fishing are no big deal, but if you leave it stored that way, the constant tension can create stress cracks that eventually result in a weakened or broken pole.