Depends on what kind of pole you use. I'm a fan of one piece 6 footers. I bungy mine near the reel to my trailer hitch and at the top to my markland extender. If I was a little bit more serious I would do exactly the same but I would buy a 3 or 4 foot length of pvc pipe with maybe a 2 inch hole and then cut a long U channel from one side down to maybe 8 inches short of the other side. Then it's easy in and easy out.