“Welcome to Thermo-WADE™
…so much more than a wading staff “
What is Thermo-WADE™?
Thermo-WADE™ is a new exciting innovative product from the home of Nordic Streams. This revolutionary wading staff delivers all the best features of a high quality modern 7075 Aluminium strong collapsible wading staff. Coupled with an integrated temperature-sensitive system that returns real-time temperature of the water bottom, crucial for monitoring pre-hatch insect activity.
Simple to use Thermo-WADE™ allows the astute angler to record and hold water and air temperatures against time and date for up to 10 readings at a time while wading – at the touch of a button. Back LED lighting for dusk and night fishing, and temperature change alerts for pre-set temperature ranges makes this device a must have for anglers who want to know their micro environment. Many aquatic species suspend and hatch within a specific temperature range, whether your quarry is a brownie on summer’s night on caddis or a warm watered – bone fish hunting in an optimum 75 F. The TW07 helps reveal micro- thermoclines in your waters.
Water temperature fluctuates between day and night (diurnal temperature changes) and over seasons. In the spring, snowmelt running into rivers reduces the water temperature to below the ambient air temperature. Permafrost also contributes to cold water runoff – when it begins to thaw in June or July, and its melt water seeps into the river. Water temperature varies along the length of a river with latitude and elevation, but can also vary between small sections only metres apart, depending on local conditions. For example, a deep, shaded pool is cooler than a shallow, sunny area. Small streams and run – offs feeding into larger water masses often inject warmer temperatures at the point of entry. In lakes, temperature can vary with depth, according to the level of solar radiation penetration and mixing characteristics. Changes in water temperature as we know may act as a signal for aquatic insects to emerge, prompting fish feeding.