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THE CAPTDICK STAKEOUTPOLE IS FEATURED IN THE APRIL/MAY 2006 ISSUE OF THE "SHALLOW WATER ANGLER" MAGAZINE.  IN THE ARTICLE "KAYAKING A SIGHT BIT BETTER" AUTHOR AND KAYAK ANGLER, LARRY KINDER, STATES "CAPTDICK ENTERPRISES OFFERS A STAKEOUTPOLE THAT HAS WORKED LIKE A CHARM FOR ME.  ON WINDY DAYS, A KAYAK WILL ZIP ALONG AT A PRETTY GOOD CLIP.  DRAGGING A TRADITIONAL ANCHOR WILL EITHER STOP YOU COMPLETELY OR TEAR UP THE SEAGRASS ON SHALLOW BOTTOM AND MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE.  A STAKEOUTPOLE IS A BETTER METHOD."

The StakeOutPole has a 6061- T6 machined aluminum tip and a rigid foam grip with an adjustable length lanyard and Stainless Spring Clip to secure to your kayak.  The fiberglass StakeOutPole is 1 inch in diameter with 1/8 inch wall thickness for durability.  The length is 5 feet.  The StakeOutPole used in conjunction with our Anchor Trolley Kit allows you to position your kayak for perfect lure or bait presentation.  The StakeOutPole may also be used instead of an anchor to secure your kayak through a scupper hole.  This is a much quicker and quieter operation than using a noisy anchor.  The StakeOutPole will increase your kayak fishing success and enjoyment.  Be sure to check out our other kayak fishing accessories.                      

Item Number: SOP-1   TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE/OUT OF STOCK
Price: $79.95
        

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September 2007, Jeff Suber, founder of Forgotten Coast Kayak Anglers, recently appeared on the Florida Weekly Fishing Report television program.  Check out the video of Jeff and Capt. Rick Murphy discussing the CDE StakeOutPole and Anchor Trolley System.  Thanks for the plug, Jeff!  VIDEO

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Thanks to David McCleaf and Shane Edgar of High Tailin Charters, www.hightailincharters.com, for the above photographs.  The anglers are, lower photo, Patrick Guillory from the Ft Myers, Fl area. Patrick is shown using his CaptDick StakeOutPole to hold his position to make an accurate cast to some tailing Redfish.  David is shown, upper, using his StakeOutPole to quietly approach a tailing Redfish. For a great kayak fishing adventure contact David or Shane at High Tailin Charters and book a trip.  They are in the Ft Myers area and have several years experience kayak fishing the surrounding waters.  Their charter kayaks are outfitted with CaptDick accessories.

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Oct 4, 2004

CaptDick Enterprises donated and sent a StakeOutPole and Anchor Trolley Kit to TexasKayakFisherman.com for their Fall Expo held outside Houston on 9-25-04.  The products were used as prizes for the fishing tournament held in conjunction with the Expo.  TKF forum member "Flatfishcharlie" won the tournament and the SOP-1 and ATK-1.     "Flatfishcharlie" quickly installed the Anchor Trolley Kit on his blue WS T140 and posted pictures of his newly rigged yak on the TKF site the next day.   He did a very good job with the rigging as the shown in the pictures.

I checked my email this morning and had the following report from Christmas Bay by "Flatfishcharlie".


 
Capt dick,
                     I had a chance to go out this weekend and give my new gear a try. I went to Christmas bay to do a little flycasting for redfish. I used the stakeoutpole as I worked along a grassline.  The wind was blowing a little and the stakeout pole was just the ticket. I would slowly cruise along watching for tails or swirls/boils, and if I saw something interesting I would quietly slip the S.O.P. through the scupper, make a few casts and move on. It worked great. I mostly drifted after the sun got up. I was blindcasting a grass flat, here the anchor trolley was perfect! I attached my drift sock and let it go. as the wind got me settled, I simply adjusted the position of the ring to to keep me drifting at the proper angle, and then I was able to concentrate on my presentation and not worry about boat position.I caught my first redfish on the fly that day and you had a little something to do with it. thanks.
                    With the flounder run rapidly approaching I will be able to give the S.O.P. a real workout. I will be happy to send another report if you like.
 
                     Here is a shot of my red.     
                                                                              charlie

Needless to say I was thrilled with "Flatfishcharlies" report and the pictures showing the CaptDick Enterprises StakeOutPole  taken by TKF forum member "Mrs.Backlasher".

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The StakeOutPole can be used with the ATK-1 Anchor Trolley Kit to position your kayak for the best bait/lure presentation or through a scupper hole to hold position.

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Oct 22, 2004

CaptDick received another StakeOutPole story and review from "FlatfishCharlie" .


From: flatfishcharlie
To: CaptDick
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:34 pm
Subject: another product review
Dear Stan,
I fished a little flounder tournament this weekend. I used the Stakeoutpole, and I really put it through a workout. The current was running strong, and the wind was blowing 15 to 20 for most of the day. I mainly fished water 4 feet and less, and the Stakeoutpole worked great. I fished over sand, mud, and rocks. It held me everywhere I went.
The next morning I paddled up the Intracoastal canal (the wind was still blowing) I went a mile or two upwind and set up a drift. All I had with me was my rod, my paddle, and my Stakeoutpole. about halfway back I hooked this 27 1/4 inch redfish in less than 1 foot of water along the shoreline. When I set the hook, the fish took off like a rocket. It headed straight for the channel. There was a huge barge coming and I feared the worst. I saw the stakeoutpole and immediately slipped it through the scupper hole before the water was too deep. It hit bottom and held true, I fought the fish for several minutes, landed it and headed back in.
This is really a nice product. It is so solid that once I drop it, I don't worry about what it hits, because I know it is going to hold.
Thanks again , FFC

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