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Old 03-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Bingo!

No one needs a wading staff (well, at my age/balance issues I do) until you 'need it.' At that point you're one or two steps beyond where you'd like to be.

PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE ... it is not my issue if you wade into 'interesting places,' your call. But I'm tired of reading 'They are/were looking for the body.'

Moving water doesn't care if you do something stupid; again, your call. Feel free to argue the 'I don't need one.'
I agree ,I have been saved by a wading staff before, fishing a tailwaters when you stay to long and a dam releases before you know it ,water gets very swift and deep in a hurry, I carry a Simms on my belt all the time but wish I had a long Ash stick with weight on the end much more secure. For sure. But I am 71 yrs old now don't have a issuer walkin on level ground or a trail to the river but when in rubble and boulders and water pressure I need some help. I thing Snowbee had made one a while ago be trying to find again but no luck. I guess I will try making one my 2 cents. No folding staff are as secure as a solid staff with weight.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Simms wading staff

I hear you Billspey. Day's short of my 71'st and the weighted tip of my staff goes into the water before my boots. Check out the Red Shed (Peck, Idaho), I think Mike stocks a stolid shaft wading staff.

If you want real 'Bling' Google "The Stickman" in the UK. They come with a bone handle no less.
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I need one, not to wade DEEP water, but to assist across and in small streams. Here the stream beds are all rounded slick rock. The water may only be a foot deep or so,,and narrow,,but dangerously slick. That is why i carry one. I'm NOT gonna wade into a dangerous situation. But I don't wish to fall in shallow water. Can get hurt more there than in thigh deep water if you land hard on them rocks.
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