Push Pole User Instructions
Your Superstick® is shipped fully retracted. Leave the locking mechanism locked, fully insert the duck foot, and rotate it until the “button” seats in the inner pole. Next, flip the lever all the way open (as shown below) and extend the Push Pole. Double-check to make sure the stainless “button” is fully seated and protruding out of the hole before use.
1. Push the lever all the way forward and adjust Superstick® push pole to the desired length.
2. Once adjusted pull the lever back.
3. Lock Superstick in position by pulling the lever all the way back.
(Once locked, the inner pole will not move, turn, slide, or rotate)
Staking Out/ Shallow Water Anchoring with your Push Pole
Our push poles can be used for occasional, light-duty shallow water anchoring in soft mud bottoms. When using Superstick® as a stake out pole or shallow water anchor, the inner pole must be fully inserted into the outer pole and locked into place. This will provide substantial strength and minimize the chance of breakage.
Push Pole Storage
Even though we use the best fiberglass and resins available with an UV inhibitor, do not store your push pole in direct sunlight. Extensive, prolonged exposure to UV rays will deteriorate anything.
Mounting the Brackets / Storage Clips
These rugged clips are made of a durable, flexible urethane and can be attached to any surface to store your Superstick® during transport. There are so many possibilities for mounting the storage clips on the multitude of boats available to consumers. Here are some guidelines to help you mount the storage clips…
The push pole should be stored while fully retracted. Clip the storage clips to the push pole (one clip close to each end will provide the most secure storage) and position the push pole in various places to find the most suitable location on the boat. When you find a good location, trace around the clips. Remove the clips from the push pole, position them over the traced areas and mark where a pilot hole should be drilled to attach the storage clips. (The slight concave base allows the tension of the prongs to be adjusted by simply loosening or tightening the clip to the mounting surface.) If you can access the backside of the pilot hole, we recommend using a stainless steel screw and lock nut. If not, apply some type of silicone in the pilot hole and on the threads of a stainless wood screw before screwing it in the surface. (That will help prevent the screw from backing out over time.) Stainless steel washers (used as spacers) can be added under the storage clips (with the screw passing through them), so you can tighten down on the screws, without applying too much tension to the prongs. Beware, it will make the push pole come out of the storage clips easier.
Whether you add the spacers or not, you should purchase double-sided Velcro® and mount it under each storage clip. You can do this by burning a hole in the Velcro®. This will allow you to quickly provide additional security while trailering or running to your next fishing location.
Push Pole Universal / Gig Attachment
The Universal / Gig Attachment is industrial threaded which allows accessories to be screwed onto it for many applications. We only recommend using the Universal / Gig Attachment with a conical flounder gig, like B&M, make sure to drill pilot holes before fastening with screws. (The pilot hole should be just slightly smaller than the screw threads. Be careful not to break the head off the screws as there is an aluminum shaft inside the Universal / Gig Attachment.)
End Cover for permanent Spike Tip
Use to cover the spike tip if you don’t want it exposed.
Adjusting the Locking Mechanism
The locking mechanism is pre adjusted at our factory, but we’re not perfect. Also, it’s possible that over an extended period of time a slight adjustment may be necessary. If so, push the lever all the way forward to the “open position” and use a screwdriver to ever-so-slightly turn the screw in the counterclockwise direction (screw is reverse-threaded). For instance, when looking at a clock face with 60 seconds you would rotate the screw head 3-5 seconds, then test it. When correctly adjusted, the inner pole should move freely when the lever is in the “open position”, but not when the lever is in the “locked position”.