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Ok.  There are few odd luxuries/indulgences in everyones life that we could live without (cell phones, computers, specialty tools, Starbucks, etc.)....

 

So I picked up a Simplehuman Trash Can.  This thing costs about $180 (I know it's crazy) and it is just a kitchen trash can but it's double the size of my old one, the lid moves up and down with a foot peddle, its also flat on top and the bags fit properly, are stored in trash can and are easy to change.  My old trash can was a pain in the rear.  I can't say $180 for a trash can is worth it but it has made an everyday choir that much easier.  

 

 

 

 

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If you can guess what it is....

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I have one of those SimpleHuman trashcans too :)...Was a wedding gift.  We love it!

 

For me, I splurged on a pair of Hestra ski gloves about 8 or 9 years ago...Even on sale they were like $150 I think!  Anyway, they're obviously great for snowboarding (which I've 'retired' from), but I use them all the time when it's cold...Especially when fishing.  Running the boat when its freezing out side can turn your hands to ice, these gloves completely negate that so I can still fish and run without my hands stopping me.  Even just working outside, hiking, or shoveling snow they're fantastic.  

 

At the time, I had a little buyers remorse for spending that much on gloves...But now all these years later I'm thankful for them.  

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The Super Stick Push Pole ~ 

 

Strong, light and extends out to 12 ft.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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1 hour ago, Gundog said:

If you can guess what it is....

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with the inflator valves, I would say it is an air cushion seat for a distraught backside.

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2 hours ago, Russ E said:

with the inflator valves, I would say it is an air cushion seat for a distraught backside.

Ding..ding..ding. We have a winner. 

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3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

The Super Stick Push Pole ~ 

 

Strong, light and extends out to 12 ft.

:smiley:

A-Jay

It's a lifesaver when you need it. The pushpole I have has hinged duckbills on it rather than being fixed

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3 hours ago, slonezp said:

It's a lifesaver when you need it. The pushpole I have has hinged duckbills on it rather than being fixed

 

I have been looking at one of these as well.  I will be getting a kayak soon and it could come in handy.  Only thing though, I think I could easily make one of these. 

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12 minutes ago, FishTank said:

 

I have been looking at one of these as well.  I will be getting a kayak soon and it could come in handy.  Only thing though, I think I could easily make one of these. 

More power to you. I could have made one too but the whole being "retractable" has a lot of pull in the decision. You're looking at about $50 from a big box store.

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30 minutes ago, FishTank said:

 

I have been looking at one of these as well.  I will be getting a kayak soon and it could come in handy.  Only thing though, I think I could easily make one of these. 

I haven't seen a push pole that is DIY that works as well as a manufactured one.  Many claim they do but i have seen enough people have issues that i doubt their claims.  I will spend the money on a purpose built product.  If i ever need a new stakeout pole this one will be high on my list.

As far as my addition to the thread..

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Yes it was expensive but i will take a purpose built trailer for hauling light loads like kayaks and bikes over a DIY version of a harbor freight trailer that bounces around everywhere and can't go over 55mph without upgrading the wheels and repacking the bearings every 6 months.  

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1 hour ago, flyfisher said:

I haven't seen a push pole that is DIY that works as well as a manufactured one.  Many claim they do but i have seen enough people have issues that i doubt their claims.  I will spend the money on a purpose built product.  If i ever need a new stakeout pole this one will be high on my list.


 

Ok.  It's pretty cool.  I stand corrected. 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, FishTank said:

 

Ok.  It's pretty cool.  I stand corrected. 

 

 

Oh man I need one now....

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19 hours ago, A-Jay said:

The Super Stick Push Pole ~ 

 

Strong, light and extends out to 12 ft.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Someone needs to figure out how to make one of these that would serve as a push poll and a lure retriever.  Shouldn't be hard to do unless the push poll is too heavy.

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1 hour ago, Tennessee Boy said:

Someone needs to figure out how to make one of these that would serve as a push poll and a lure retriever.  Shouldn't be hard to do unless the push poll is too heavy.

This one is that.

Although not mentioned in mine,  watch the video in the other responses here.  It is in that one.

A-Jay 

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i just flip my stake out pole around and use the handle side in the water when i need a push pole.  Seems to work well for me.  

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Clothes folding board.

 

Use it to fold my tee shirts and it is great.

 

Look it up on the Internet or Amazon.com

 

Makes folding your tee shirts extremely easy.

 

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On 3/3/2019 at 1:08 PM, Gundog said:

If you can guess what it is....

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At first glance, I thought it was an overambitious set of dentures

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 6:16 PM, slonezp said:

It's a lifesaver when you need it. The pushpole I have has hinged duckbills on it rather than being fixed

Saved me more than once, too.

On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 6:12 PM, flyfisher said:

i just flip my stake out pole around and use the handle side in the water when i need a push pole.  Seems to work well for me.  

Where did you get your stake out pole?

 

Did you make it?

 

We used to use them in Louisiana when I was growing up and they are great.

 

Can't find one and people look at me like I am crazy when I ask about it.

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16 hours ago, Sam said:

Saved me more than once, too.

Where did you get your stake out pole?

 

Did you make it?

 

We used to use them in Louisiana when I was growing up and they are great.

 

Can't find one and people look at me like I am crazy when I ask about it.

Mine is a model designed for kayaks so not sure if it would work for a regular boat but it is a yak attack park n pole in the 8' version.  They sell them at appomattox river company too.

https://www.yakattack.us/by-product-name/parknpole/

 

I have seen the DIY versions and I am sure they work ok but i have also heard of them breaking so i bought one that is designed for the purpose it is intended.  I think you can buy links to make one that is in the 12' range as well which would probably work better for a regular boat.  For me, it is an item that I will drive back home to get if i happen to forget it.  After required gear to kayak, it is the top on my list.

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On 3/3/2019 at 12:02 PM, A-Jay said:

The Super Stick Push Pole ~ 

 

Strong, light and extends out to 12 ft.

:smiley:

A-Jay

I have the 8' Stiffy Pole(http://stiffypushpoles.com/pushpoles) works awesome!  It's helped me numerous times.  It's even good for removing debris from muskrat huts:

 

 

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Fishing related:

 

https://thmarinesupplies.com/products/grass-goat-trolling-motor-weed-guard

 

Simple little product that has made my life in the Potomac grass beds much more bearable.  Many times there are "rows" of grass on the Potomac with open water in between so if the fish are staged on the inside grass beds, you have to go through the outside grass to get to them.  No more pulling up 20lbs of grass on the TM and constantly having to clear it to keep going.  

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Not really a weird purchase per se but for me I never owned a new mattress.

My wife and I bought a pillow top mattress about 6 or 7 years ago and man it's been like sleeping on a cloud.

A cloud that quietly calls your name everytime you go by ... or like a snake charmer luring you with promises of sleepy, sleepy dreamy time. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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