Our collapsible Ripcord Wading Staff makes it easy to wade with confidence. Made in USA.

4.7 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Ripcord Wading Staff
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$149
Item #4Y9L0000
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Four-section staff assembles in seconds
  • Accessory Kit includes Delrin® tip, fly-retrieval hook tip, and tip-removal tool
  • Non-slip EVA grip foam grip
  • Built-in gear keeper retractor
  • 54"L. Collapsed length 18½"
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$34.50
Item #4Y9L0100
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Four-section staff assembles in seconds
  • Accessory Kit includes Delrin® tip, fly-retrieval hook tip, and tip-removal tool
  • Non-slip EVA grip foam grip
  • Built-in gear keeper retractor
  • 54"L. Collapsed length 18½"

The Story

Design was adapted from avalanche probe technology. Quick and easy to use, but can easily prevent a wading disaster. Four-section collapsible wading staff assembles in seconds. Built with light and strong 7075 aluminum and kernmantle climbing cord that won't absorb moisture, fray, or stretch. Accessory Kit includes Delrin tip, fly retrieval hook tip, and tip-removal tool. Non-slip EVA grip foam grip. Built-in gear keeper retractor attaches the staff to neoprene sheath that is easily attached to a wader belt.

54"L. Collapsed length 18½".

Made in USA.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from A poor choice This staff is completely unacceptable in my opinion. It is poorly conceived and does not compare to any other staff I have ever used for stability, and I've been fly fishing for 35 years. I would not even get in the river with it, and immediately returned it to the local Orvis store. The good people there accepted my return with no problems,
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my Hide! I purchased this Wading Staff right before my trip to Beaver's Bend State Park in Oklahoma and I must say I'm glad that I did! Although there are many places in that area that you might not need it there are some sections, without it, it would have been impossible to stay upright! Slick and slanted rocks make it hard to access some choice sections and this Staff really made it possible for me to reach those areas. Incredibly easy to put together (most of the time I put it together in the water as I was balancing!!) and rock steady. It will never come apart because of the design using the ripcord. I highly recommend this to anyone who wades in deeper waters with slick rocks. My fishing buddy called it "the cheapest life/health insurance one could have in the water"
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some added safety This is a great durable staff that has kept me from falling into some pretty rough water. It is also very easy to stow when it’s not needed. Thanks for a great product.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gives me confidence while wading Works great while wading. Pull on cord is a little strong to "set" poles but not overly so. Would have liked a larger loop on carrier to fit wading belt through.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to use, and not very sturdy The bungee cord in this wading stick is very stiff and hard to secure in place. When it is finally secure, the stick in wobbly. Returned it to Orvis, and purchase a Flostaff from LL Bean, which is much better.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Re design the belt loop on wading staff. I bought this Wading staff about a month ago. To help me get around the river. Being a orvis product. I figured, it would work with my orvis pro waders. Well it didn't. Orvis needs to Re design .The belt loop on the wading staff pouch. To fit the orvis pro wading belt. Didn't get a chance to use the wading staff.i would post pictures but it's not letting me.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walking stick A wonderful product for wading. A great safety product. Advise use in the river.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Orvis ripcord wading staff broken tip Bought it 3 seasons ago. Best idea for a wading staff and there is no way you can loose it. I just noticed today that the tip came off...apparently it is glued into the aluminum tube. I hope Orvis will help me get this fixed.
Date published: 2020-03-27
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