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O/T Waders

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jakearoo, Jun 28, 2008.

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  1. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    Going to Canada for a week of fly fishing. Haven't bought waders since the old rubber days. Suggestions? I would appreciate directions to sources as well as brands and models. Thanks, Jake
     
  2. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I bought some Gore Tex waders from Cabela's a couple of years ago and have been very pleased with their comfort and performance.

    Bob Schultz
     
  3. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    I also had some Goretex from Orvis.......they wore good for a year, then the leaks started......2-3 yrs and they were a sieve.....virtually impossible to find the leaks.....they did feel nice and light before tho......
     
  4. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    I got a pair of the Cabela's breathable ones and was pleased w/ them. Much more pliable and cooler than the old fashion ones. Have only used them one season and no leaks for the one season.
     
  5. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    Cold water ? Like in Atlantic Salmon fishing?

    You will want neopremes with separate boots and felt soles

    Thats what I used, and needed, in the Gaspe this time of year

    regards
     
  6. Andy Ott

    Andy Ott Guest

    I wouldn't buy a pair of waders from any one other than LLBeans,if they get leaks for ANY reason ,send them back,their guarnteed for life.They also have any style and all the great materials that everyone else has.
     
  7. flyfishinfool

    flyfishinfool TS Member

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    As my handle implies - I have done a lot of wade fishing. And what I have learned is:

    1. Buy them plenty large

    2. You can always wear fleece under them for warmth. So, if in doubt as to whether to buy light weight vs medium vs heavy - go for the lighter weight

    3. When you are though wading turn them inside out and put an electric boot warmer in the boot to dry them out. If stocking foot just hang so it gets good ventilation

    4. Creases or folds are hard on them. Don't fold. Hang them

    5. If reasonable care is taken I have found that the mid-range priced waders last as long as the expensive ones. Waders will leak after awhile. That is all there is to it. You are probably better off buying a $150 pair every 2-3 years than buying a $300 pair thinking they will last twice as long. If you get more than say 3-5 years out of a pair it is simply because you didn't use them very much

    So, my advice is to not buy the most expensive model. Then buy yourself a good wading staff with the money you saved.

    And yes - I agree - I think LL Bean sells good products

    Dan
     
  8. DTrykow

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    I have a pair of Orvis guide waders. Thin and comfortable. Felt sole boots. Very nice. HAve had them for 12 years. Not a problem. Dave T.
     
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