By now, you’ve probably heard that B’n’M Poles and some of the folks from Duck Commander have joined resources to design, produce and promote a new series of panfishing poles. Four rods, collectively known as the Duck Commander series, designed by duck hunters who also love to fish for crappie, have made their way into the B’n’M lineup.
One of the first rods that Jay Stone and John Godwin were interested in designing was a handheld jig pole. According to Stone, fall fishing in the lakes and rivers around West Monroe, Louisiana is typically a two pronged approach. He may start out looking for crappie using a standard spider rig set up, trolling from the front of the boat. However, once a school of fish has been located, typically holding en masse around a brush top, the trolling poles get stowed and the jig pole comes out