The Right Catfish Pole For You


How much use will you get out of the pole? You don’t want a pole that is just going to be used a few times a year sitting around if it cost you some money.

Again, the size and capabilities of the pole come into play when you decide how much you will use the pole. If you plan on going out a lot, then a good graphite pole is in order. If you plant to fish occasionally, then you could get away with a fiberglass rod.

The Cost

After you determine what type of pole you need, you should consider the cost. Just because a pole is expensive, doesn’t mean that it is the best. There are many poles that will cost less than some of the more expensive poles, but are just as good and some may be better. It depends on your preference and what type of pole feels right to you.

Different Poles

The Shakespeare Ugly sticks are versatile and come in different sizes and styles. The pole is made of fiberglass and is great for a lightweight pole. The pole is easy to see at night and can be used from the bank or in a boat. Since the pole is lightweight, it can be stood up in the ground after casting.

The Quantum Big Cat bears mentioning because it is a good pole for fishing fast currents and larger fish. The pole comes in medium strength, medium heavy strength and heavy strength. The pole is 7 feet long with a cork handle.

Other poles that are good for catfish fishing include Shimano, Daiwa and Berkley. However, you should test the rod to make sure that you feel the comfort with the rod before you buy it. The last thing that you want to do is buy a pole that you don’t like or feel skilled using. If you look for poles around Christmas time or at year-end sales, you can find some good poles for cheap prices and then the cost won’t matter much when buying the perfect pole.

You can find a pole that suits your needs and it could have a reasonable price tag. Even the big brand names go on sale and can be had for less than what they are usually. If you shop with these tips in mind, you should find a good pole that could last for years even if you are going for the big catfish.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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