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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wading staff

Any ideas on making a wading staff? I made one out of a maple sapling with a wrist strap. It is heavy & I lay it & along streamside so I have both hands free when fly fishing
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 07:37 PM
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A ski pole or an aluminum walking staff (many are collapsible) make good wading staffs. You can sometimes find them at thrift shops or Goodwill, or you can look on Craigslist. Any wading staff, no matter how good, isnít going to be any help if itís laying on the bank when your wading in the river, so always tie a rope to it and attach it to your wading belt.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2018, 02:26 PM
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My dad makes them out of Beech saplings and I believe covers the in tongue oil. They seem to last him a long time and are relatively light for being solid wood.
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I never made one but I own a folstaff and it really does help when wading. Keep it tied to your belt.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 09:13 AM
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I have a Simms wading staff and really like it.
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