Overall: 3.5 / 5 based on 23 reviews
15 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Wading Staff Falls Short -
By: Albud1962 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.
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By: Siriustoo 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.
Needs Some Improvement -
By: Bstew306 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.
Disapointed with design -
By: Mrtony 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.
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By: bigbob2 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.
Convenient safety -
By: Ottoone 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.
Delivered ahead off schedule. Functions very well. I have one already and gave this as a gift
very disappointing -
By: FlyfishingStu 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.