Sure Step Folding Wading Staff

This folding wading staff offers balance and confidence while fishing in high water.


Wade safely and easily with our folding fishing staff. Sturdy, strong, yet lightweight aluminum section unfolds fast and locks into place securely. Double shock cord construction with nylon inserts to prevent sections from sticking. Carbide tip. Easy-grip handle. Folding fishing wading staff has sheath with lanyard. In 51" and 59".


Overall: 3.5/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 3.5 / 5 based on 23 reviews

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15 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Wading Staff Falls Short - 6/23/2014
    By: from Pennsylvania

    Had to replace a wading staff as I left my original streamside. This was the only one available at the fly shop and a little pricey. Used on several trips and had a hard time dissembling it to place in car. On my last trip the tip of the staff separated from the tube and I had to pound the tube and the tip to get back in. The tip is still loose and I suspect will eventually come off the end again. Really hoping for better construction for the price.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Wading Staff - 9/24/2013
    By: from Canada

    Good wading staff provided you do two things: Put parrafin wax on the joints to lessen sticking Store the wading staff extended to prevent the cords from stretching.

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    Needs Some Improvement - 8/23/2013
    By: from Portland, OR

    Bought this wading staff for a trip last week on the lower Deschutes. VERY slippery! Unfortunately I would not recommend this product for two reasons. First, the belt loop on the holster is too narrow. I wore my Simms G3 waders and found I could not fit the Simms belt buckle through the belt loop. Ended up having to tie the wading staff to my belt without the holster. Would have thought this holster would be universal? Second I found the staff very difficult to separate once it was wet. Getting in and out of a jet boat multiple times carrying this staff got old in a hurry. Ended up returning it the Orvis store yesterday for a full refund. I think I'll spend he extra $50 for the Simms model.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Disapointed with design - 6/20/2013
    By: from Conway, NH

    received this as a gift. After a few days on the Rapid River in Maine the staff developed splits in the tubing and all the sections just mushed up inside each other. Sent it back to Orvis still waiting on return. Would not recommend this product.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    wading staff - 4/23/2013
    By: from Ohio

    holder could be leather not plastic. the advertisement talks about inserts that cause easier collapse when placing in holster, not true, same as other make I have. Would not buy again, It also is not as rigid as I thought it would be.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Convenient safety - 1/3/2013
    By: from Roanoke, VA

    This lightweight wading staff packs in it's holster out of the way attached to your wader belt, yet assmbles ready to use in seconds. The comfortable cork handle makes this staff easy to use. Highly recommended for added saftety and steadier wading in streams.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5


    Delivered ahead off schedule. Functions very well. I have one already and gave this as a gift

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  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    very disappointing - 2/10/2012
    By: from Raleigh NC

    As you can read from a number of other reviews, this staff has an inherent problem and that is the elastic shock cord that keep the sections together and assembled. I, like others, enjoyed this staff the first time I used it as it worked very well. However, the second time it would not stay together as the shock cords had become strectched. It acteed like a limp noodle. I returned it, got another, and again after the first use, it had the same problem - another limp noodle. I have tried to fix the problem myself by tying an overhand knot in the cord to shorten and tighten it. This has helped but I am not sure how long this will last. Until Orvis corrects this defect, do not buy this wading staff. You will be disappointed.

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