A USEFUL TOOL: THE WADING STAFF
Years ago after suffering several falls and stay wet like a toad, I decided to start using a wading staff fording to prevent untimely and irksome falls in the river. Get used to it has not been easy because it is a nuisance and a nuisance, but eventually I learned that it is very useful and also helps on how to walk over boulders safely and constitutes a third foot support with what we help our spine to not squirm out continuously and lead a more comfortable position when advancing into the water or simply walk safely down the slippery scree.
Is not the same be doing all sorts of balances and juggles two legs to stay within the channel at all times be supporting important part of the effort in a metal stick exclusively designed for this use. Back even a healthy back and therefore without problems resents many poor posture and spinal twists to endure several scarce and hard body balance.
Then, when up or down positions, steep slopes or wade certain places when we walk we raise mud and sand that will not let us see where we stand. Anyway, wading stick is very useful and indispensable if we want to prevent falls, dousing, bumps and especially protect our spine, which is the only one we have and irreplaceable. A part serves to divide or break brambles and nettles, the first endanger our waders and our skin and nettles urticaria a very unpleasant and annoying.
Do not use polarized glasses to see the fish and protect our eyes from harmful sun rays ?, because here the same. Although disturbed in the early days, one gets used to this thing, so that in the end we do not know go to the river without wading cane. It is an important and indispensable tool. As you know, all these staffs are hollow, removable and multisection.
I started buying cheap one. And I came out expensive, of course take off the handle constantly apply despite various and very expensive tails, and finally was partially twisted and bent in an arc, but that was not important. Then I bought another, better brand, European for more signs, but also twisted in an arc and it was a pain to remove it. When he tried to dismantle once finished my fishing day, the bugger got stuck by moisture, water and sand that had accumulated inside, making it impossible despite using all my strength, unmount. At the end I had to put it entirely on the back of the car and leave it in the garage. After a few days and not without tremendous efforts and quite pissed off with the staff, he could dismantle it and put it in the holster.
Anyway since I’d gotten I used to fish with a staff and his virtues were greater than their shortcomings and inconveniences. This past year I the last big step. Buy a staff quality and to be dismantled easily. And I bought it. A Simms extender. It was a brutal change. The staff at all times is hooked by my side through the expander and when I need to turn this gizmo gives you the necessary rope to get where they need. To unmount any problems, I give the button on the top and in a flash plasma is removed. In all the time I’ve used, it has not been bent a bit. This staff is a well-built piece and the coupling between the four sections are made conscientiously. No problem. Finally, the staff is adjustable, with what I need if I fording higher when it graduated to the extent I need, whereas if it comes back to the car over bumpy terrain can shorten it. Its price is anything but cheap, but more than compensates for avoiding backaches and especially falls and dousing it just ruining the fishing day, our day.
~ Carles V.