Wading Staff

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$149.95

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Wading Staff - Sterling
Features

Description

Added stability and safety for wading.

Features

  • Sectional staff breaks down to fit in self-draining neoprene holster
  • Anodized aluminum shaft allows flex while maintaining strength
  • Top section constructed of super strength bar stock 7075 aluminum for additional durability
  • Retractor features a braided Spectra cable that is stronger with improved durability
  • Offered in two lengths: 52", 56"
  • Not intended to support your full weight. Alway practice safe wading, do not rely on your staff to hold you up when wading too deep. This is meant to help you feel your way through the stream.
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24 Review(s)

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If you travel by air to fish....get this! Review by Bill
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I have fished for Steelhead and trout in Alaska and Northern BC.
With the rods to ship, there was no room in the tube to ship my normal 'ski pole' wading staff.
My first trip to Alaska, a friend loaned me his Simms collapsible. Since I have bad knees, I always use a staff, It worked great, and remained assembled the whole time I was there.
My next trip to BC, I used a stick, cut by the guide. It filled the need, and was better than nothing.
This last trip to BC, I bought the Simm's 56" staff. Just what the doctor ordered!
On my last day, while climbing a pile of rocks out of the river valley, the staff got jammed between two boulders. I did not lose my balance to the point of falling, but thankfully the staff held till I regained my footing. Unfortunately, I forced it beyond it's breaking point, and the bottom joint failed. At my age,(65), falling in a pile rocks, 13 miles in the bush, is not a good option!
I think this staff saved me from a terrible accident, and I am truly thankful.
Now for the rest of the story
When I got back, I contacted Simms, and recounted my trip, and how great I thought the staff was, and what it saved me from. They said to send it in for assessment!
I am so happy to say that my replacement staff arrived less than 10 days later!
Great Company, Great Products, and Exceptional service!
Who could ask for more?

(Posted on 5/27/13)

Wading Staff / Loveland, Colorado Review by Stealth
Overall
Simply ..... " Don't Wade Fish Without It "

(Posted on 5/3/13)

Good Staff Review by GoGrizz
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I Bought this almost a year ago and do love it. It seems as if the cable stretched out on me and the staff doesnt stay tyogether anymore dont think this is the norm but have sent it back for repairs. I love Simms equipment and hope this is resolved or replaced. Buy one you will love it. Tough, Light, Great Pouch and retractor is #1. just hope the new one or repair lasts longer than a year.

(Posted on 4/10/13)

Life saver Review by Yukon GVT
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After using this wading staff for four years I can honestly say it is an absolute MUST for anyone fishing in big water, fishing water with high turbidity, and especially people fishing solo... I am constantly amazed with how well this staff is constructed - and how well it performs. This is not an accessory... it is a critical piece of safety gear constructed in a manner that makes you "want" to use it. Way to go Simms!

(Posted on 12/14/12)

Great Staff - fix the zinger Review by loghouseJD
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I used this staff for about 5 years in some very rough canyons. I used it when wading, but mostly I used it for balance while climbing the rock and boulders lining the Colorado Foothill Canyons, like Clear Creek, Boulder Canyon, S. Boulder Canyon.etc. The staff took a real beating but it never let me down. I'd deploy it as soon as I got out of the car and just let it drag over the rocks until I needed it, pulling it out of crevasses by the zinger wire. I dare anyone to report a shock cord staff that lasts more than a season and when they stretch out they are less than worthless; they're dangerous. Finally the zinger cord either rusted out or flexed out and I lost the whole staff. A sad day. I check out replacements and this is the only one that locks rigid by sliding the top section down until it clicks in order to tighten up the other three. So what that you can't do this with one hand. Have it deployed all the time and you won't be falling off slippery rocks.

(Posted on 11/13/12)

Great staff, horrible sheath Review by Volcanoguy
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Staff is very well made, sturdy, easy to assemble and disassemble. Sheath is made of neoprene. Opening and width of sheath much too narrow for easy insertion of staff-it is a two handed operation, which is not easy on stream while holding a rod in one hand. I'll make my own sheath out of stout leather.

(Posted on 8/10/12)

Wading Staff Review by Norm - Prairie Village, KS, USA
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A client gave me my staff as a tip. He had been seeing how I was "lusting" over his. That was 5 years ago. After those hard use years using it as not only a wading staff but as a walking stick through out Wyoming and Patagonia it finally gave it up. A hard tumble on the Rio Simpson bent it beyond repair. I've ordered a replacement!

(Posted on 7/20/12)

Wading Staff Review by ICHItheKILLER - Seattle WA.
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Great staff. I used my fishing rod for support in over waist deep running river water with reel submerged, not a good idea I know. I now have my first wading staff and will stay with the Simms wading staff. Light weight, compact, and out of the way while fishing.

(Posted on 7/20/12)

Broken Cord after many years of use Review by Trevor.r- Australia
Overall
This has been a great product and have used on a regular basis for 6 years plus. Cord has just broken at top connection point most probably due to wear. Will have no hesitation in buying Simms replacement wading stick as have not seen anything as good on market

(Posted on 7/20/12)

Broken Cord Review by Scott - Biltmore Lake
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Have had the staff for a little over one year. It worked well. Used only 3-4 times and cord broke at connection to first section. Emailed Simms customer service, but received no reply. Very unusual.

(Posted on 7/20/12)

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