I have a 12' fiberglass pole with a "D" handle.Thanks for the replies guys.
I have one of the big Kenai Beach hoops thangs (60") with a 20' pole on it, but had never seen one like this with the octagonal female end (I figured it would take a special handle). I will try all those places, and yes a T handle is a must no matter what beach or boat you're fishing from.
Laker Taker - Do you just have a handle or both a handle and a pole? I should probably just go get a 12' T-handle pole for it.