OPST Wading Staff - NEW and Improved May 2018!
The OPST Wading Staff is a four sectioned aluminum staff with a hardened
tip. It self-assembles thanks to an internal bungee cord--just throw
it out into the air and it will come together without any awkwardness.
The handle is cork that secures to a tether with a clip. It has a
spring-loaded height adjustment with six different settings, and it
comes in a neoprene case with a sleeve for a wading belt. The tether
cord is centered into the top of the handle so that it stays put in the
water instead of side-planering away from you as do most other wading
staffs. The tapered ferrules are machined from aluminum bar-stock and if
you wax them, you won't need to pound them apart on the stream-side
boulder the way you do with other less well designed staffs. Have we
actually used one of these staffs...no, they are too new, but we have
used enough different brands and designs of wading staffs to know the
weak points. It appears that the team at OPST has put a lot of thought
into correcting the difficulties with other staffs. The price on these
new staffs is very attractive as well.
The OPST Wading Staffs are adjustable from 49" to 54" long. When the staffs are folded, the longest section is 16" long. Customers asked for a cork handle and now here it is.
OPST Wading Staffs com with an improved tether and a NEW thicker neoprene sheath. That way your staff is always handy and never in your way.