I have had zero problems using west systems 2 part epoxy paste. Surface preparation is important. First clean all surfaces with acetone, then use a broom stick size dowel wrapped with 100 grit sand paper ,for the inside area of the pole , then rough up the foot with 100 grit. Apply epoxy then add some tape to keep the foot in place and wait the full cure time. SimpleI have to replace the foot for my stiffy guide push pole since the original came off in the mud last weekend. What's best to use to make sure it doesn't come off again? Here are a few I know of... jb weld adhesive, 3m 5200 marine, west systems epoxy.