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Folstaf Wading Original

Folstaf Wading staff FEATURES

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The industry standard since 1970, Folstaf wading staff provides extreme ‘third leg’ support for anglers in rivers and streams.

  • ¾” aircraft grade aluminum tubing
  • Opens instantly with one hand
  • Swage & flare joints for extreme stability
  • Cannot collapse
  • Heavy duty double shock cord
  • Non-slip flotation cork grip
  • Tough nylon lanyard with keeper bead
  • Carbide safety tip bites rock
  • Belt holster included
  • Comes in 41”, 50” and 59” lengths
  • Lightweight, under 16 oz
  • Folds to 10”
  • Two grip models: classic cork or camera mount
  • Made in NY, USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Rubber cap for metal tip sold separately
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Belt Holster Included

TWO GRIP MODELS. Grips are factory installed and are not interchangeable.

Choose

Classic Cork Grip

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Or Choose

Camera Mount Grip

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Rubber Tip SOLD SEPARATELY

RUBBER TIP - WADING AND WALKING

OUR THOUGHTS ON RUBBER TIPS...

We know you worry fish will be scared by the clinking of Folstaf’s carbide tip against rocks. But we notice that fish are swimming around our ankles as soon as we stand still! Thus, we urge you to consider carefully before you cover up—and thereby compromise-- the important rock-biting safety feature of Folstaf’s carbide tip.

Folstaf In Action Video

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE WADING STAFF FOR YOU

if your height is...if your build is...if you want a staff for...if you plan to use it...choose among models:
4' TO 5'any buildultra supportfor wading in all types of
rivers & streams
41” Folstaf Wading Staff
classic cork grip OR
camera mount grip
5' TO 5'10"any buildultra supportfor wading in all types of
rivers & streams
50” Folstaf Wading Staff
classic cork grip OR
camera mount grip
5'10" TO 6'+any buildultra supportfor wading in all types of
rivers & streams
59” Folstaf Wading Staff
classic cork grip OR
camera mount grip

Attach Folstaf to You

There are many ways to tie your Folstaf wading staff to you. Here are some…

WADING tie-on 1

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.

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OR you can tie your lanyard around the holster crotch.

OR...

1.) Make a loop in your lanyard

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WADING tie-on 4b

2.) Push your lanyard loop through the hole on your holster.

3.) Pull the bead through your lanyard loop.

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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.

lUBRICATE JOINTS

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.

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UN-JAM JOINTS

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.

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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

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WD-40 WADING AND WALKING

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 liquid residue, then lube the male side of the joints with paraffin wax.

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