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Wading Staffs: Oldies But Goodies

October 8, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Some enterprising person could take the ideas behind Bob Taylor’s classic wading staffs and create a low-cost solution, complete with the proper weighting, cane tip and cord tether. If it’s good enough for B.C.’s hardest core, it’s probably good enough for us.
“The Taylor made staff was shoulder height, long enough to confer enough leverage upon its owner to enable him to push against heavy currents. On its top it had a black handle grip. For the shaft, Bob used a length of conduit with wood at the core and enough lead at the tip end to ensure that it sank quickly to the bottom.” On TerranceStandard.com.