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DaveEvans

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Happy holidays to all!  Getting to the time of year for tying, fixing, and maintaining.  The rubber tip on my Sharpes wading staff has worn through.  It looks like it should be easy to find something similar, but just curious if someone can suggest something specific.  Really like the staff and the rubber tip.  It almost looks like the tip for a pair of crutches?
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A 3/4" crutch tip from the drugstore work very well.
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Perfect!  Thanks.
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Problem taken care of by Poppy.  There is not a fly shop who offers better customer service.  Thanks!
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I have found the rubber tips to wear through quite quickly.

Get yourself some self amalgamating tape and start winding it onto the stick a couple of feet above the tip. Keep winding it on until you get to the tip, at which point you can build up the tip with several layers.

This stops the tip from making noise , and also stops the stick itself from rattling against the rocks.
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I use rubber (not plastic) chair leg tips for mine. I insert a stainless washer into the tip before putting onto the shaft. This prevents the shaft from cutting through the rubber. If I'm worried about pulling the tip off between boulders, I give it a wrap with waterproof tape as well. A package of 4 rubber tips runs me about $5 at any hardware store.
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