I have been a member for the last couple of years but have not been active. I would like to join you in the upcoming fishing activities. I see that most of you fish using waders. I don't own a pair of waders so I'll need your suggestions on which one to get.
I see in the Basspro spring fishing classic sales ad that they have a pair of White River Fly Shop waders on sale. What do you think of these ? Or are there better ones out there ? Also what about wading boots ? I see some waders have them built in and others require that you purchase them. What are you thoughts and recommendations on these ? Also what fishing tackle do you recommend, for example reel/rod suggestions and tackle suggestions.
Thanks in advance for any help on this.
A guy from Alabama replying to a wader question. Yep, we have to wear em' down here, and I just did a "update" on mine. I have been extremely happy with the Simms products. I have a pair of the older generation River-Tek and the Guide Series. I am assuming your considering "breathables"? I look at "wear points" and try to make my decision on what's going to hold up. Check out the seam on the foot/booty -this area gets a ton of wear from friction caused by sliding around in a boot. Great candidate for a leak. I like built in gravel guards with a lace clip.. Built in wader belt or at least "attached" is nice. Dang, the more stuff I don't have to look for at 4:00 am before leaving to fish is just nice! As far as boots. The Cabela's 'Ultra Lite" wading boot is alot of boot for the $. The felt bed is nice and lofty. I do like my Simms aqua-stealth with spikes when/if I do find ice. Sierra Trading Post is a good outlet for awesome mark-downs on waders.