Attach Folstaf to You
There are many ways to tie your Folstaf wading staff to you. Here are some…
In a pinch—on-stream you realize you forgot to tie your Folstaf to you-- just tuck the keeper bead into your wading belt. (Then tie on more securely as soon as you can!)
OR you can tie your lanyard around the holster belt loop.
OR you can tie your lanyard around the holster crotch.
1.) Make a loop in your lanyard
2.) Push your lanyard loop through the hole on your holster.
3.) Pull the bead through your lanyard loop.
4.) Pull the lanyard tight to secure the bead.
How to Fold Folstaf
Grasp sections on either side of a joint. Twist and pull sections apart.
Folstaf joints are lubricated with paraffin wax in our factory, but you will need to occasionally re-lube. Our 50 years of experience has taught us the very best lubricant is paraffin! When the piece of paraffin that came with your Folstaf runs out, any paraffin will do. We recommend keeping a piece of candle in your vest pocket.
Folstaf’s closely-mating swage-and-flare joints (which make Folstaf so dependably strong) can sometimes--due to expansion and contraction, coupled with hard bearing-down—become deeply embedded and hard to get apart. NO TOOLS ARE NEEDED! The trick is to get a vibration into the joint. Here are three ways do this, each of which we know from experience work! (After you get your stuck joint apart, remember to lubricate the male side with paraffin wax.)
Give a sharp ‘karate chop’ just above or below the stuck joint. Then twist-and-pull sections apart. Then lube the male side of the joints with paraffin wax.
If more vibration is needed than a ‘karate chop’ provides, firmly whack the tip of your staff on the ground. (The vibration will rise up the shaft.) Then twist-and-pull sections apart. Then lube the male side of the joints with paraffin wax
If all else is insufficient, the big gun is WD-40. Turn your staff upside down and spray WD-40 into the stuck joint. Wait a few minutes, then do the firm tip-whack on the ground, as above. Then twist-and-pull sections apart. WIPE OFF ALL WD-40 RESIDUE (to avoid damage to shock cord, DO NOT LET WD-40 TOUCH SHOCK CORD), then lube the male side of the joints with paraffin wax.