Wading Staff Rubber Tip

A rubber tip for better grip on the river bottom.
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A rubber tip for better grip on the river bottom.


  • StreamTread™ rubber tip grips between rocks and crevases
  • Perfect for hike‐to‐fish applications
  • Quieter in the water than aluminum tip
  • Screws onto the bottom of both Simms Wading Staff models

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Reviews (9)

  1. Rubber tip works fine.


    I just replaced the metal tip with this rubber tip after 4 years of hard use, actually got tired of the sound of the tip on rocks. Sprayed the tip with WD40 and left over night. Used two pliers the next day and the metal tip came right off. Lubed the inside of tube with gear grease and screwed on the new rubber tip. Works great.
  2. Best tip choice


    I respectfully disagree with Toan. My problem was the original metal tip had fallen off several times and each time replaced with small stones. Light tappping enabled removal of stones. Use of old toothbrush helped clean the original threads. Use of a lid remover to hold staff, machine oil, and pliers to wind on new tip securely worked. Use of this tip for 7 days on a gravel/stone river bed convinces me the new tip works and is not coming off like the old metal tips always did eventually.
    and pliers to wind on the new tip worked.
  3. Poor Design


    Its impossible to remove the old metal tip. Per the other reviews, I call the customer service department and they recommended that I put the metal tip in hot water to loosen up the adhesive. I'll let you know in about 10 minutes once I wait for my water to start boiling.

    Suggestion is that you ship without the tip on the staff rod. Then let the user put it on. I'd also suggest just shipping both the metal and the rubber tips.

    Terrible design.

    [Simms Pro Desk]

    Thank you for you straightforward review, Toan. I would recommend using a large pair of pliers to loosen this metal tip. You will need quite a bit of torque to get that loose, as this is to insure it will not fall out while in the field. If this does not solve your dilemma please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can troubleshoot further.
  4. Tip Replacement


    Obviously this is a design issue that it would be valuable if you posted some information about how to change the tips.

    [Response from Simms Customer Care Team]

    Thank you for taking the time to review this product, SWB. If you would like any information as to how you can replace your wading staff tip, please feel free to drop us a line at 1-800-217-4667. We would be more than happy to assist.
  5. It's of no use


    Today I have bought the Wading Staff Alu and the Rubber Tip. There is no chance to connect both without damaging the staff.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    P.S.: Retailer is Flyfishing Europe (Germany)

    [Response from Simms Customer Care Team]

    Christian, Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-217-4667, or email us at customer-care@simmsfishing.com so we help resolve this dilemma.
  6. Useless


    This is a good idea, but i cant remove original tips without broken the wading staff.

    So if you can not use/change this rubber tips, it is useless.

    [Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks for the feedback Jussi. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 888-585-3570. We can help you find a solution to this but need a little more information.
  7. Rubber wading tips


    Only one star because they are untestable. The metal tips cannot be removed from the wading staff without ripping a bicep. If Simms provides instructions on tip removal and installation. I could reevaluate.
  8. Needs instructions


    Removal of original tip is near impossible without damaging shaft. They might be great, but they need to be installable. A tip sheet is required for successful installation. Rating could go up if I could install them.
  9. Porely engineered


    Once installed when the staff is collapsed it will on longer slide in and out of the carry case. As a matter of fact it is very difficult to pull the staff out of the case. You need to redesign the rubber time to me no larger then the metal tip or increase the size of the carry case. I hade taken mine off and reinstalled the OE metal tip