Engineering! Lovely. Its great when a plan comes together eh! Great job PiscatorThis is what I did for Russia trips, not difficult
Plus one on that Riverstick staff it is the best I ever had.The very best is a staff made in British Columbia by an angler who posts on SpeyPages under the name "herkileez". I have tried them all, and this is by far the best. Check the reviews on that forum.
Had few other makes but most failed, wife went to the local shop and asked for stick for the old man, thought heres a good sale and suggested a carbon stick on a bungee, best sale for the day and also very satisfied customer, had it for years and it’s been all over the place with me.I've used a Simms one for years - bought before the prices became outrageous - and it's never let me down. Mine came with the retractor, and it's never collapsed on me, and it's easy to fold & carry. I do like Simms stuff other than the waders, they're in stupid league prices as the first barbed wire fence will do for them as quickly as a cheap pair. However the outrageously expensive jackets are outstanding, and the boots also.
I have had one of these for ten years still going strong, use a Sharpes for the serious wading, but the Guidline is a good bit of kitGuideline foldable wading staff is just as good as the Simms one and considerably cheaper. I also lost a Simms one in Russia for the very reason that duncan explains.
The sand and grit makes it crunchy and scratches it but its never once caused it to slip or fail so wont let you down.So then, I've plumbed for the Snowbee telescopic wading staff from Uttings. At £37.99, I've just taken receipt of it and it appears to be quite robust. I agree, that with some sand, it will cause some issues, but as this will only be used in Norway, (I've got my Heavy Spey one for everything else), I am happy to take a punt on it. It is quite strong and I have put my weight on it (which is substantial I can assure you) and it seems like it will do what it needs to! I will give my review of it once I have fallen in and hung on for dear life!!!!!!
Thanks for everybody on here for their opinions and help. Much appreciated.
I been using this one and like it alot. Heavy duty and easy to use. Well thought out.The very best is a staff made in British Columbia by an angler who posts on SpeyPages under the name "herkileez". I have tried them all, and this is by far the best. Check the reviews on that forum.