Making a 6 foot fiberglass stakeout pole

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Making a 6 foot fiberglass stakeout pole

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How to make an awesome stakeout pole that lasts forever.

https://youtu.be/yTIJuTLmQsY
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Where do you get the fiberglass poles?
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shoffer wrote:Where do you get the fiberglass poles?
Looks like Horse Fence direct is where he gets his.

You can also get 1/2" diameter x 5' or 3/4" x 6' fiberglass tree stakes from Walmart.
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A few years back, I tried to make one of these. I bought a tree stake at Lowe's. It was green, knobby, and eight feet long. When I tried to shorten it, I found out it was a piece of thin-wall steel tubing, with a plastic skin, to make it look like a fiberglass tree stake! Ah, beauty is only skin deep. I have tried all over Corpus and the Coastal Bend to find fiberglass tree stakes to no avail. Good luck, TexasJim
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preacher wrote:How to make an awesome stakeout pole that lasts forever.

https://youtu.be/yTIJuTLmQsY
Thanks for sharing. I'll give this a try.
Right now I use a homemade Cajun anchor, made out of a aluminum grounding rod I cut down to about 1.5 foot. Drilled a hole and put an D ring at the top. I tie my anchor line to the D ring and when I want to anchor up I spear the anchor into the mud.

It's quick but often doesn't catch in water deeper than about 3~4'. This might fit that bill better. It's not cost prohibitive to try it looks like.

Wonder what the weight on the 7/8" 9' one is. That's their longest. Wonder if it could be used as a push pole......

I gave you a subscribe, looks like you've got some good content and coming up with more.
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Hey thanks Chub. I'm hoping to post new vids every Saturday.
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I, also, fell victim to the Walmart garden stakes.
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Some of the TKF guys in the Dallas area used the 9 footers and really liked them.
They're just too long for me to deal with.
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preacher wrote:I, also, fell victim to the Walmart garden stakes.
The ones I bought from Walmart were true fiberglass.
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Glad to see it work for you, you're a better shopper than I am (that's supposed to be a compliment :wink: )
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Amazon sells the perfect fiberglass rods you need in the correct size. I made mine based on the video on YouTube where you can use a standard PVC fitting with a valve knob to set the height you need. Easy. I posted in these forums of how I did mine. Search my posts.
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I just use a length of 3/4 PVC with a Tee on the top and the end cut off at a sharp angle. After a while, the PVC gets packed with mud but it still works fine.
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Ciguatera wrote:I just use a length of 3/4 PVC with a Tee on the top and the end cut off at a sharp angle. After a while, the PVC gets packed with mud but it still works fine.
If it works that's what counts.
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kickingback wrote:Amazon sells the perfect fiberglass rods you need in the correct size. I made mine based on the video on YouTube where you can use a standard PVC fitting with a valve knob to set the height you need. Easy. I posted in these forums of how I did mine. Search my posts.
Hey, WTG :clap:
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