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Carbon Fiber Wading Staffs

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Simms has a new wading staff that features a carbon fiber shaft and a new locking mechanism. I have Folstafs and a Simms aluminum staff and really don’t need another but my nephew is in the market and I admit I am always interested in a better mousetrap.

To say that my aluminum staffs get beat to $hit on the bottom sections would be an understatement but “carbon fiber”? Does anybody have any experience with a carbon fiber wading staff and if so, how did it hold up against constant scraping against rocks? I know how my graphite rods would fare…

Thanks in advance for insight you can provide!

Posted on: 7/24 13:18


Re: Carbon Fiber Wading Staffs

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2007/2/4 18:36
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I'd just stick with a tried & true Folstaf. I've had mine for over a decade of use on the Yough. Never hit that river without it. The only experience with carbon fiber is race car parts (mostly sprint cars), yeah it's strong as can be but when it breaks it can be very dangerous. Many sprint car parts made of CF have been banned or outlaw by sanctioning bodies across the country. No body panels, driveline parts, torsion arms, wheels etc.. I think the only legal CF part is a cover piece for the leading edge of the top wing.

Posted on: 7/24 18:06






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