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You know, the stick you mount your fishing reel on; do you call it a rod or a pole? Or does it vary from state to state?

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You know, the stick you mount your fishing reel on; do you call it a rod or a pole? Or does it vary from state to state?

 

 Vary from moment to moment for me. I use both terms here and there.  Now that Im thinking more about it Im sure I'll use "fishing pole" or "fishing rod" not just pole or rod.

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I always thought fishing pole was a southern country slang thing.

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A fishing pole does not have a reel seat IMO.

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I used the term fishing pole when I was like 12 1/2 or something, thanks to bassmaster mag. In about 77 I began to call it a Rod.. My father had steel rods, they truly were " rods "

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If I am fishing for strippers it is a pole. Everything else it is a rod.

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If I am fishing for strippers it is a pole. Everything else it is a rod.

Strippers are often attracted by a rod... and dollar bills.

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We use the terms interchangeably, but most often call it a rod. A fishing pole is a cane pole.

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Here in the north country, fishermen use a fishing rod.  Those who say "pole" instead of "rod" are usually children, non-fishermen, or folks who didn't have the benefit of an education.  

 

Call it what you want; we all know what you mean!

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Bob, what do you mean, "tight lines"? Everyone knows it's fishing "string"!

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Bob, what do you mean, "tight lines"? Everyone knows it's fishing "string"!

 

Every time I buy new string for my fishin' pole, I notice it says "Fishing Line" on the box...

 

I like to try and fool people by sounding like I know what I'm talking about, so I use the fancy term on the box.

 

Taut strings,

Bob

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A fishing pole does not have a reel seat IMO.

not really, Tennessee fishing rods do not have reel seats and they are rods. Poles do not have reels.

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not really, Tennessee fishing rods do not have reel seats and they are rods. Poles do not have reels.

 

How about poles don't have guides.

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Pole if you're married to your 1st cousin. Lol just kidding.. but I call it a rod.

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Raul I guess you are technically correct that a Tennessee rod does not have a seat. Whatever mechanical means you use to attach a reel is "seating" it though...

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I usually use the word "rod" when talking specifically about the stick. When I refer to the rod and reel combo as a whole, I sometimes use the word "pole".

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Rod.

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I usually use the word "rod" when talking specifically about the stick. When I refer to the rod and reel combo as a whole, I sometimes use the word "pole".

I just realized that's what I do too. Interesting.

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I know quite a few Polish-Americans that fish, but the only Rod I know doesn't fish at all!

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