Norfolk Fishing Network 2004 - 2020 - Pole Fishing Information

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8M Pole Pictures

Here is a Picture of a Pole. This pole is 8 metres long and all comes apart and slides inside each other until it it is one peice like in the picture above.

8M Pole Pictures

Here is the pole when you remove the rubber cap from the end, showing all the pieces and how they slide into each other in order to tidy the pole into 1 section approximately 1 metre in length. You are not able to see the 7th and 8th sections as they are combined, you will see more detail in the next few photograths.

8M Pole Pictures

Here is a picture of all 8 sections, even though there only appears to be 7 sections, the 8th is inside the 7th and has to be pulled out as the elastic retracts it.

8M Pole Pictures

This picture is to show you how the sections slide together, this is for assembly and disassembly in the process of setting up, and also whilst fishing in order to land the fish.

8M Pole Pictures

In this picture you can see the 2 bottom sections slid together, in the picture above this one you can see on the bottom section how the marks on the last 15 centimetres are where the other section slides over it, as in this picture.

8M Pole Pictures

This is how the pole looks totally assembled, its the only way in which I could take a photograph showing the full length and how it looks from the person holding the pole. The pole can sit across the top of the water also, this pole floats on the water surface easy enough.

8M Pole Pictures

Here is a picture of the joint on the 7th and 8th section, it looks like this because the last part the 8th section is inside. You pull it up fairly tight and slightly twist so it feels totally seated correctly. Always be careful to undo it when packing up, as the elastic can pull it down too fast, so hold it and gently slide it back until it is inside.

8M Pole Pictures

In this picture is the end section of the pole and the Stonfo Connector, which is the blue hooked part on the end. In one end you have a loop in which you thread the elastic and create a knot. In this picture you can see a slight tail of elastic also, this is what I do after creating the knot, so not to leave the tail too short as knots can move under strain and I would not want the tail too short and slip with the knot undoing whilst having a fish on, that would just be frustrating to lose an exceptional fish for example, and maybe even worse if the elastic slipped back inside the pole and not having all the tools with you for example. The Stonfo has a hook, which you connect your float setups to, you make a loop on the other end to the hook for your bait, and hang it on the hook on the Stonfo, and then you slide the collar up and that closes the hook so the loop of you line cannot come out.

8M Pole Pictures

In this last picture, its shows the elastic being pulled out of the pole, when your fishing this may stretch the length of the pole, but your objective is to keep its shorter if possible, you will have a length of line connected also with your float and hook on.

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