Re: Wading staffs and LPU's.
I use an old bamboo X-C ski pole that I've removed the basket from. It is a bit awkward at times. When I'm in position in the water I keep it tethered to a carabiner attached to a loop on the bottom my vest. Have yet to get a trout tangled on the pole, but I'm guessing it's just a matter of time...or expert line control.