Sand flag hieght

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:51
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Hi all.

Finally heading off to Robe on Monday and finalizing all the gear.
My question is with the sand flag how high should it be.
I have an old telescopic rod that is 6m long. (I think that it will almost be lost in the clouds).
What height do you recommend, I will de attaching it to the bull bars with cable ties.

Thanks Pat.

ps. Will be there from the 23/2 to 27/2 in a white std 80s lc with vic plates.
Still haven’t decided which caravan park to stay at no bush camp this time.

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Reply By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:08

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:08
G'day Pat, i had something similar and that was about 6mts, i also fitted it to the bullbar, the higher the better as some of the dunes can be a little steep and it is a great advantage if the on coming 4wd can see your flag, because there are heaps of them.

Have a great trip, it's fantastic country

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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:11

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:11
Pat

3 to 6 metres high

I had one. Bought a Wog Pole in Melbourne once. They go to 6mts. Mines busted now so use old HF aerial instead


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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:48

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:48
Hi Willem,
What sort of shop does one find a "Wog Pole" in?

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:57

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:57
Geoff,

Fishing Shops. It is actually an extendable pole for catching Squid off piers. Commonly used by Greeks who have themselves affectionately termed it a "Wog Pole".

Last one I bought was about $40 for a 6 metre job.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 19:13

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 19:13
Thanks Jim,
Bugger me, for a bloke that spends a heap of time beach fishing that's brand new information!

I guess my one defence is the lack of piers on the average beach!

Thanks again,

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:51

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:51
Many of the 4wd clubs here recommend 12 feet (4 metres) off the ground, and prefer an orange flag that stands out well against the sky. I use a 2 piece surf rod slotted into the bullbar and duct tape to hold it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 14:10

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 14:10
I always thought orange flags would stand out best .... I went crayfishing a while ago & they use black flags on their cray pots & say that black stands out the best against the sky.
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Reply By: Pat (vic) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 19:34

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 19:34
Thanks for the that, that’s another thing done.
When I am not using it as a flag pole I can use it to catch squid.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 20:50

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 20:50
Pat,

One thing to consider is transporting when not being used.
If it's not collapsible, a 6 metre pole is hard to fit anywhere horizontal.

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Reply By: Mike GU - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:49

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:49
Pat, my advice is do it properly... ill tell you a little story,

Me and the boss were on the Anne Beadell Hwy and as some of you will know its sand hills with overgrown Mulga and corrugations,
Well while cruising along a hilly section of the track my "sand flag" (6m fibreglass fishing rod and a fluoro flag that i found held to bull bar with cable ties) snapped at the wooden base, so i just had to remove the broken piece and tighten the new, i done this task 3 times after 3 breaks, and on the fourth trying to dislodge the broken bit it suddenly slipped out and i cracked myself in the face pretty hard resulting in a cut up nose and scrached sunnies... much to the amusement of the boss.

The next flag will be held on proper and more flexible than a 40yo fishing rod!
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