a nice painter's pole is much cheaper and actually much better. I have a retractable one that fits out of the way perfectly retracted to its smallest size right across in front of my chairs at the driver's seat. You'd really never know it's there.
Now, I just use mine in emergency situations, I'm a bass and crappie fisherman, to push off, ect., but a push pole is a must and for just those circumstances, they're great. I probably wouldn't go for bone fish with one, but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't work pretty good.
This post was edited on 2/5 at 11:47 am