A good measure is to top of waders with boots on. This ensures a comfortable length, while allowing some reach while wading.How would you recommend us measure the length we need ?
I was about to comment on my wading staff but you said everything I wanted to. It's awesome. In fact 4 different people took a picture of the emblem and will probably place an order in the future.I finally feel qualified to comment on this staff after using it on several trips. Short report is it's the best staff I have ever used.
Initially when you get the staff it will feel generally heavier due to it's solid construction. However, once you fold it out and start using it it feels well balanced and swings easily with my gait while walking down the trail (I have hiked probably 15-20 miles with the staff so far). In the water you do not notice the weight but you will notice how strong it is and it does not take on water or come apart prematurely when it gets between rocks/logs etc. I had to be in a really strong current for it to start vibrating and then the vibration was very subtle. The holster is functional and easy to work with. The open design of the holster allows you to slide the handle inside leaving the staff extended with the tip of the stick against a rock in the current so you can cast without dropping your staff in to the water. This is nice because it just sits right on your hip ready to go. Overall I am pleased with the ease of ordering, the speed of the delivery and the functionality of the product. Awesome job Rick you definitely have a winning product in my view.