Not wanting to dish out $60-$90 for a saki pole outfit I decided to give this DIY a try. I sabiki for bait about once every five years so one can understand why such an investment makes no sense for me. Cost: $7.16 plus tax 3/4" X 10' Schedule 40 PVC pipe = $2.97 3/4" PVC End Cap = $0.53 2 Stainless Steel Hose #12 Clamps = $1.68 Pool Noodle = $1.98 Cut PCV pipe to desired length. Repurpose one of my old unused Shimano Corsair reels. Position reel tighten hose clamps cut a length of pool noodle put a cap on the end of the PVC. Drill and smooth out hole for line flare end of tube. That's all there is to it. I had my son do the actual work. He's proud of his new saki pole. Can't wait to use it soon.