Tuesday’s Tip - Using a wading staff
If you are using a wading staff to negotiate a difficult piece of water while fly fishing, move slowly and never pull the wading staff up until you have both feet firmly planted. A wading staff gives you a third leg and you should always be sure that two of those legs are solidly planted at all times. Also, whenever possible, use a wading staff in the upstream hand so that it is between you and the current of the water. That way, if you are leaning on the wading staff and it slips, the current will tend to push you upright instead of pushing you down.