I had a couple of the averyctekescoping poles. Worked okay till the got bent or dropped over board by folks hunting with me. Bought a smaller floating telescoping pole that you can attach a plastic gaff hook for picking up decoys or you can attach a small net that also has a quick disconnect for picking up downed birds. When kids were young they dropped a couple of the non floating gaff poles overboard running trot line for crabs so a floating pole was the way to go to ensure no more purchases were needed. I think I found them at boaters world.