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    I am 6 ft. tall and wonder if the 59 inch staff will be too tall. Thanks for any input.

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    59"??? I'm 6'2" and mine is ~49 1/2" to the top of the cork. I added a "high water mark" at the same height as my hippers.
    Cheers,
    R

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    YOur right at the borderline, so it depends on which feels more comfortable for you. Personally, I like longer over shorter.

    You can test it out by measuring a broom handle at both lengths and see which you proefer.

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    RonT - The high water mark on the staff is a great idea. Why didn't I think of this! I am always filling my hippers!

    Thanks

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    I struggled with the same choice (I'm 6'2-3"), experimented with bamboo sticks I had laying around. Was tempted to ask the folks at Fly Tyers Carry All to make a custom length in between (they will). Finally went with the 59" and am glad I did. It's a bit too long as a long-journey hiking stick (arm would be too elevated), but is perfect for the stream. Very often I put it ahead in a hole that is lower than my current footing, and it is helpful to pull myself up with when climbing a bolder or log.

    Plan on getting one o' those "fly retrievers" for it too, and the extra length will help.

    If you can get out into a stream before you order it, take/get a stick or 2 that are exactly the target lengths.

    Don't forget to pick up a rubber foot.

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    nuthatch. Check your e-mail. Ron

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    Dang! Folstaff! Havn't drunk any of that stuff in close to 60 years! I'm surprised to learn that it comes in such big bottles though...and with cork stoppers. How big around are those 59" bottles. I usta be 6'2" tall...do you think I could handle a whole bottle?

    Ol' Bill

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    My length selection comes from my downhill skiing days and pole length determination. At the time we recommended standing upright and with your forearm parallel to the ground, to determine length (less basket to tip). Hiking sticks and cross country poles were typically measured to the armpit...(~59" for me).
    The right angle arm position gives me the leverage and stance that I want..YOMV.
    R
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    I am 6'2" and I find the H&H staff to be great, Not to mention it's only 26 bucks!!! and made just as sweetly as a folstaff.
    Same design and effortless setup/Takedown.

    Just something to ponder!
    Wish ya great fishing,Bill

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    Sorry Bill, even though they are not a sponsor, I do not agree. We both use Folstaff. Have seen and heard of too many reports of other ones failing and then the guy ends up buying a Folstaff instead. Bad economy.

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