I wasn't really sure where to put this so I thought I would start with my Missouri Bros. I know most of you on here don't run trot lines and such so you guys can tune out now:lol: I was thinking about a better and safer way for a person to set lines by themselves. After talking with slider on the river last year, he convinced me that bank poles are the way to go. You can hit a lot of different holes, and they are eaiser and safer to put out and run by yourself. I started thinking of a good design for a bank pole. I wanted to have something quick and easy to set and run, and I wanted to do away with the styrofoam cooler full of hooks and line. I made a proto-type and would like some opinions on it. It is basically an 8 foot piece of half inch pvc. I put a piece of sharpend all thread on one end and a steel ring on the other. In stored mode, the line lays close to the pole to prevent tangles. When set up, there is enough line to set the bait about two feet under the water. It is quick and easy to set up. Just pull the hook out of the hole, pull the swivel snap out of its hole and attach to the ring. The only other thing I may add is a piece of line on the inside that is connected from the all thread to the steel ring. That way as long as a big fish doesn't pull the pole out of the bank, he can break the pvc and I will not loose him. Anyway, let me know if you think it will work. I will try to post a drawing of it I made.