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Old 02-23-2001, 01:22 PM
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RE:Wading Staffs

Hi Juro.

I didn't explain myself very well did I. The bottom six inches of the staff is enclosed in PVC pipe (as a plumber would use ) lead is then poured in to the space then the rubber foot is pushed over the end.

Does that make sense to you I know what I mean I hope it sense.
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Old 02-24-2001, 08:25 PM
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RE:Wading Staffs

Willie -

I appreciate the clarification. The pvc/lead must really give the staff a stationary foot when not in use. It's a good idea and something I plan to try.

Any good ideas from the land that brought single malts, Spey casting, and golf to the world is OK by me!

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BTW - I would love to post some images of the famous Spey... do you have any I could put up on the site?
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Hi
Plenty pictures but no Scanner as yet as soon as I get access to one I'll get in touch.
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Old 04-25-2001, 11:27 AM
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I'm bringing this thread back to the top of the list because yesterday the front page of my local paper had pictures of the rescue of a person who fell into the Nashua river. Which got me to thinking of wading safety.

Then today I receieved an E-mail of the new material on the Fish and Fly web site. One of the new items is directions for making a telescoping wading staff. The Url is http://www.fishandfly.co.uk/tledit0401.html.
Has anyone made their own telescoping wading staff?
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Old 04-25-2001, 12:28 PM
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Back in the 70's my Scouts gave me a staff made from a sweet birch (red birch) sapling. It's as tall as my shoulder and has a top knob shaped like the totems on Easter Island. It's very sturdy yet sensitive and flexible enough to allow me to "feel" through it. Granted, it was presented to accompany me on hiking trips, but it's served me very well on many fresh water trips since.

If anyone so chooses, making one mandates the length be at least the height of your shoulder. You may choose to go longer. Allow the staff to dry in indirect sun or dry shaded areas, so as not to warp or crack. Waterproofing and embellishment/decoration are your choice.

Mine also serves me very well as a multi-use camping implement. Your mileage may vary.
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