Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 21 reviews
19 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Nice sturdy stick -
By: brookie48 from UP of MIchigan
Very nice compact wading stick. I have used it to get around in the snow- since we have 200" on the ground. As soon as the rivers open up I can use it for the purpose it was built for. I don't wade much any more but I fish over some rough terrain. This will keep this old man upright for a few years!
indispensible fly fishing tool -
By: Donschott from Hoopeston, Illinois
Needed some extra oomph because I switched medical groups for my hip surgery and won't get scheduled till July. Also forty years of downhill and cross country skiing made the Diamond handle automatic. Adjustment allows many uses-- crutch, wading support for deeper water and personal protection at greatest extension-- better than Wizard Gandalf the Grey's staff in Lord of the Rings. All set for Spring fishing.
Ordering 2 More -
By: rikitikitavi from Northeast Indiana
Just finished a snow shoe adventure with my wife, Kris, and we each used one Black Diamond staff. Worked out so well, I'm ordering 2 more for our next adventure.
bought a second -
By: edk8282 from Prince George, BC
When I received the first pole I ordered I was so impressed I ordered a second, now I can use when wading with a single pole, or I have a pair if I go hiking and feel the need. Not sure why some are complaining about the sections coming apart, clearly marked with where to stop.
Great Puchase. -
By: Orbiquet from France.
This wading staff is the best of the market from far.Easy to carry,light,strong,ajustable,with perfect hand grip !
solid quality -
very impressed right out of the box. Not sure why so many prior reviews worry about sections coming apart. Mine is clearly marked, once I settle on a length I will be able to re-create every time. seriously considering ordering another one.
only one complaint -
It would be better if the individual sections did not separate, but slide inside each other..too easy to lose a section this way and harder to set up. Otherwise good- nice hand grip.
a step in the right direction -
By: action25z from Chicora, pa.
was looking for a wading staff at a reasonable price with out sacrificing quality. looks and feels sturdy and is simple to operate.
clip collapse -
The black slip clip on the red portion of the staff did not hold under 175 lbs of pressure, which included some fast water. I tried two staffs with the same slipping.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service
Posted: 8/5/2013 10:21:43 AM
Thank you for your feedback regarding this product. The tension system on each Black Diamond FlickLock Wading Staff is fully adjustable, and requires correct tensioning to perform properly. If slipping occurs on the lower section of the staff, open the lever and tighten the adjustment screw a quarter to a half turn, or until the mechanism does not allow the shaft to slip once the lever is closed. If the lever becomes too difficult to snap shut, loosen the screw a bit and the problem should be solved. Again, we appreciate your feedback regarding this staff. As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.