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Wading Staff

Wading Staff

A wading staff is a useful tool for fly fishers who need to navigate slippery, uneven, or deep riverbeds while wading. It is essentially a sturdy, collapsible pole that provides additional support and balance when crossing swift currents, traversing rocky substrates, or negotiating steep banks. Wading staffs are often made from lightweight materials such as aluminum or carbon fiber and feature a comfortable grip, adjustable height, and a durable tip for better traction. Some wading staffs also come with a lanyard or retractor to secure them to the angler's belt or vest, allowing for hands-free access when casting or handling fish.

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