Need help with Boat Poles
i am trying to find out what are the best type of poles to use on a boat for trolling. My Son-in-law knows a friend that builds custom rods and he will build anything that I ask, but I am not sure what to ask for. I need poles for trolling umbrella rigs and some large bunker spoons. I have been using some cheap 5' poles with Penn conventional reels that do not have roller guides. They have worked ok for a while but now they are falling appart from the beaten tha umbella riggs are putting on them. Any suggestions. Do I need two sets of rods, one for umbella rigs and one for the bunker spoons? I don't need poles for jigging and live lining. Just had four 7' poles made with Penn 975LD reels. Picked the reels up on ebay dirt cheap.