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Old 01-09-2018, 06:14 AM   #1
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I have been toying with the idea of making some diddy poles to run on the brazos, I've personally never done it but seen plenty of videos to encourage me to try it out. Anyone on here fish this way? Pointers, tips/tricks? And of course opinions on the setup in this video I'm posting.

https://youtu.be/CrSGCPNQKKo
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
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Guess nobody has any insight?
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:12 PM   #3
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Cool idea. Early morning threads get buried pretty quickly.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:12 PM   #4
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Interesting, I've never heard of that before. Looks like a pretty cool setup though.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:14 PM   #5
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Might throw a couple together this weekend if I have time
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #6
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New way of looking at a very old method of fishing. Cane poles were originally used the same way. They will float. The cane acts as a float. Once a fish pulls them out of the bank, just boat around till you see it floating or bobbing. Then lift it up by the end. Hang on if ya got a big perch for bait.

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:56 PM   #7
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My grandfather had a stand of cane on one side of his place on Lake Worth while I was growning up. A bit of wrapped braided line with a weight, hook, sinker, and sometimes a bobber, could be had for $.25. We always made our own.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:57 PM   #8
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That little weight wont hold very well in the Brazos. So if you make some you might change that up. Other than that its pretty cool.

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Old 01-10-2018, 09:14 AM   #9
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That little weight wont hold very well in the Brazos. So if you make some you might change that up. Other than that its pretty cool.

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I agree that the Brazos current will be to much for a small weight such as they showed in the video, but it should be fine along the bank somewheres that isn't flowing as fast. I'll probably use a 3oz or so if needed.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:24 AM   #10
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I saw some set along the brazos while kayaking and wished I had a boat to try it myself. These were made of cane and much longer 10-12 foot
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:30 AM   #11
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I saw some set along the brazos while kayaking and wished I had a boat to try it myself. These were made of cane and much longer 10-12 foot
I saw some too thats what originally gave me the idea
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:05 PM   #12
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Dad uses willows as they give and fight fish a little better.. but wehave used 1/2" pvc stuck in the banks as well s 1/4" fiberglass rods ... we use 1 / 2 and 3 hook drops with custom lead sinkers that are 3" long / 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick.. not sure what they weigh... but anything to keep the line in the water... easy to check as you boat by and if they are jerking pick up the fish and re-bait... we usually run the lines and stop if they are jerking and re-bait on way back ...
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I saw some set along the brazos while kayaking and wished I had a boat to try it myself. These were made of cane and much longer 10-12 foot
What you do if leaving out is use 150# braided line, an electric fence post, 2 big freakin hooks and a brick on the bottom. Make them as long as needed for your location and put them in the ground. Works great and the fiberglass post bends to give them some resistance.

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Old 01-20-2018, 06:22 PM   #14
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My dad and I watched this during the Christmas break. Interesting idea, plus a funny incident with a guy that should know better and his boat.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_fWqZSd-J2k

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Old 01-25-2018, 08:41 PM   #16
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I have been toying with the idea of making some diddy poles to run on the brazos, I've personally never done it but seen plenty of videos to encourage me to try it out. Anyone on here fish this way? Pointers, tips/tricks? And of course opinions on the setup in this video I'm posting.

https://youtu.be/CrSGCPNQKKo
Well, we would cut 10-12 foot saplings
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:10 AM   #17
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4ft of 1/2" rebar driven into sand bar and 5 hook 50ft throw lines with an old worn out cultivator plow point for a weight so it don't roll with the current. Baby mudcats and toad frogs for bait. Apps love em. Circa 1950's Red River, Fannin County Tx. I still have a scar on my calf from a hook that snagged me from throwing out a line that got tangled around my foot.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #18
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We used to use 6' fiberglass rods in the Trinity growing up, same concept. I really like these polls. One thing we had issues with was when a big gar got on there it would come to the surface and sometimes pull the rod out by changing the angle of pull. Big cats they worked great as they stay on bottom more.

I am going to make some of these and give it a go!
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:35 AM   #19
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My neighbor and I use the regular old cane poles in the bayou behind our house. It's fun during the summer to set them and take the kids to go check the lines.

I also use them to catch gar behind my house. Fresh mullet and a treble hook. Just let it hang slightly under the water and they swim by and hang themselves.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:46 AM   #20
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I have been toying with the idea of making some diddy poles to run on the brazos, I've personally never done it but seen plenty of videos to encourage me to try it out. Anyone on here fish this way? Pointers, tips/tricks? And of course opinions on the setup in this video I'm posting.

https://youtu.be/CrSGCPNQKKo
Those are fancy....
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