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Wading Staff

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Bolster your in-river balance

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Bolster your in-river balance For every cubic foot per second scheming to send you sideways, Simms' 7075 Aluminum Wading Staff offers a balance-enhancing solution. The durable, 4-section staff has a locking detent button and includes an adjustable FastLock system for customizable lengths between 51 and 56 inches. Contoured, TPR molded handles deliver surefire grip in the heat of battle. And an ergonomic strap system features a quick-release mechanism for added safety. Neoprene sheath comes standard.



  • Made from highly durable 7075 Aluminum tubing
  • Contoured TPR molded handle allows for secure grip
  • Locking detent button and adjustable FastLock for customized length between 51in and 56in
  • Ergonomic strap has a quick release mechanism for safety
  • Fits the


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Wading staff

Hilltopper, 1/29/2018

Ordered the wading staff on line and for whatever reason the sheath was not there. Called customer service and Emily took care of my request with great professionalism. Thanks for the great service. The staff is also a great piece of equipment that is working as it should so far with no complications to date.

(Posted on 1/29/2018)

sent staff in for repair was told that they would ship me a new one

mccloud river brown, 12/14/2017

really like all the simms products that i have bought i recently sent in a wading staff that had some cable sticking issues. Simms repair center was very quick to find the problem i was sent an e-mail saying that they would replace said staff NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! THANK YOU SIMMS

(Posted on 12/14/2017)

can only take two sections apart cable got stuck only breaks down in half now

mccloud river brown, 11/15/2017

have owned many simms products had this wading staff for about one year worked great until the cable locked up

(Posted on 11/15/2017)

takes a while to learn assembly but it does the job in the water

Ken K, 9/6/2017

This staff doesn't have the major problem of my previous Folstaf staff: refolding it after use. The segments of my Folstaf would often stick together requiring significant effort to get them to separate Although I found the Simms staff awkward to assemble at first compared to the Folstaf, after using it for a few outings I was able to learn how best to manage it. Now I can quickly assemble the staff (easier on land than in water) and, so far, I have had no problems with segments sticking together. Once assembled it is light but sturdy. It does the job.

(Posted on 9/6/2017)

New isn't always better

Hugh, 7/6/2017

I prefer the older model. Less complicated, more compact and easier to use than this new model. The additional height is nice but Simms should have just lengthened the older one if that was the design. The label says not intended for full body weight so take notice on that warring. A wading staff is for situations where a staff is needed for body support and not just a light weight walking stick for calm water. Wish Simms would design a stout stick for problematic wading. How about breaking the aluminum tradition and market a good hickory wooden stick that is dependable. Bet a wooden stick would be a hit on the market as most guys use a staff to keep from falling.

(Posted on 7/6/2017)

I liked The Old One Better

Obvioiusman, 6/10/2017

As stated in other reviews, the holster is hard to use wet air dry. I was using mine in Oregon where the streams and rivers are like walking on bowling balls. The very first that I used the staff the locking pin broke off. I figured out that if I tighten the locking clamp that I could keep the staff from coming apart. The staff doesn't assemble and disassemble as easily as the original. My first Simms staff was simple to assemble, I just pulled it and pulled the handle its stop and everything locked together Reversing the aforementioned steps and it came apart. The new one is hard to disassemble. It is almost as if the cord is too short and then because of the way the handle sticks out of the holster it is hard to tell if the staff is folded up correctly.

(Posted on 6/10/2017)

Not there yet

Cummo, 5/8/2017

Pluses. Ease of assembly,variable height.Grip good
Minuses. Sections tend to open when caught in mud or stuck in rocks.Holster is a real pain.Staff can be awkward to remove when holster wet.Staff sticks well above holster so it rotates on my belt making removal more difficult and uncomfortable and staff more likely to fall out.Hard to disassemble especially when in water.

(Posted on 5/8/2017)

Performs Well; Great Simms Product!

Kevin, 1/24/2017

I have been using this staff now for about two years. I have had a very different experience than some of the other users. I find the staff extends and retracts with ease, durability has not been an issue (I am 235 lbs.), fits nicely in the Neoprene sheath and works great with the wading staff retractor, which is a must have addition. I tend to extend it and allow it to drag behind me and grab it when needed. It never seems to be in the way of my line, etc., but in my opinion is a must have safety option. I would not hesitate in recommending this product to others.

(Posted on 1/24/2017)

poor locking design

Rebecca, 4/10/2016

I used the former style of wading staff and within the first year of use it would not retract, and happily Simms sent me a replacement - which is this new model. This one feels sturdier than the previous and I like the grip and adjusting height. (And they sent me a retractor, which was very nice, and useful of course). However, it is about impossible to get this staff to link together and lock without a lot of fussing. The locking pin rarely lines up right, and if often lost in the shaft somewhere - leading to loosening the whole rig, pulling it to snap together, still not getting pin to align; repeat, repeat. It seems a design flaw and I hope you (Simms) can refine this otherwise good staff.

[Simms Pro Services Desk]

Thank you for your review, Rebecca. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can explain the easy way to engage your wading staff. There are a few tips and tricks we have to make your wading staff more user friendly. We look forward to hearing from you!

(Posted on 4/10/2016)

Clumsy to dissamble

Mr. Lee, 10/14/2015

I haven't used it yet--it seems decent enough as to function but it's a real pain the neck to break it down. You could very well fall just trying to do that.

(Posted on 10/14/2015)

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