Homemade wading staff

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rusty

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Looks good to me.




Douglas
Looks fine to me but I prefer a personally cut and dressed piece of hazel.
It is as you specify it, has the stiffness you select, mellows with age and does not dent when caught between boulders on steep decends.
Rusty
 

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My take:

Most wading staffs are: Too short to be of much real use. If you want a real staff it will be at least an inch thick, strong, won't bend and you can really put your weight into the thing when it all goes to hell in a hand basket, comes up to your forehead in length. Last but not least it has lead wrap at the tip end to keep it sunk.

Mine was was built for me by your 'Stickman,' it's the 'bee's knees' when it comes to all of the above. Keith Pickering maker of hand carved walking sticks in wood
 
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