Peter Theobald

Modern pigeon shooting gear is all about lightness, which means, inevitably, it will not always be particularly strong.

I have a set of poles that were made by the local blacksmith, and are virtually indestructible, but which weigh a ton.

Fine if you don?t have to carry them far, but a real pain if you do.

I know of no commercial company that makes heavy-duty poles, mainly because they would be prohibitively expensive, and most pigeon shooting gear is cheap these days!

  • graham clifton

    of all the hide poles ive seen, ive not had faith in, i use nash fishing bank sticks, at 36″ long & extend-able to 55″ long. the locking bar is very strong & has been put through years of abuse by me & at only £9 each, bargain.