Thrust pole, do I require a extended thrust pole. I've acquired a twenty' Stiffy Hybrid and am thinking of a 24' Stiffy Guide. I'm not likely to invest much time poling in deep water, typically shallow, will the extended pole make a massive difference? I will go a bit more for every carry of the pole, yes? That's the greatest gain, as well as the information is lighter then the hybrid?
I've hardly ever applied anything at all extended then what I have.