Long ago, crappie anglers took to the water with only a single pole with the intent of catching crappie. The single pole was used to cast, jig, swing, dip, poke, or do whatever it took to catch crappie. Years later, anglers began using multiple rods to troll for crappie. Trolling took on new names like spider-rigging, pushing, slow trolling, and pulling. Regardless of which tactic you used, you had to choose a side, you were either a single pole angler or a troller.
Ronnie Capps, one of the anglers who made slow, vertical trolling a way of life for many anglers, now claims you don’t have to choose. You can have the best of both worlds.