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Old 01-05-2006, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Wading Staff yes or no ???

I am 54 years old and go about 230lb and never leave the truck for the steam bank with out my stick..When you have slippery brown rocks over two thirds of the stream bottom as we have on the LMFR in Mccurtain County the Simms Stick or my 48in long dogwood stick is hanging on..Not only can it keep you from many spills you will be less tired at the end of the day. I slipped last spring with my stick floating in the water while just moving a couple of feet. The water wasn't deep but slightly twisted my knee. With a sprung knee 6 days later my back goes out and I am down for a week. It is winter and I am just getting over all the healing.. I lost about 6 weeks of fishing..A slippery bottom requires a stick for us older men..
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