2013 Yellowstone Angler Wader Shootout

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by miyawaki, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    I have owned two pairs and they have performed very well....I think my first pair were clearwaters, excellent value, then I bought some silver'labels (or something like that) years later and I actually like them more then my higher end Patagonias. At this time I cant think of anything that has been 'Bad' I purchased at Orvis...including reels, clothing, and flies.
     
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    How many of you remember Seal Dri 50's and 100's. I had the 100's with wool socks
    folded over the wading boots for gravel guards. Thought they were pretty revolutionary
    at the time and beat the hell out of anything I had previously which isn't saying much.
     
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    Nobody mentioned Bailey zip waders. I have a pair of the lighter material ones and they held up really well - they are the ones I often choose in the hot months when I am most likely to bushwhack more and still no failures and leaks. I know they are not well thought of by some, but as far as I am concerned they have been reliable.
     
  4. rory

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    I would have liked to see more mentioned about durability. There are many posts on this forum where people ask about how quickly waders from various companies wear out. How is abrasion resistance measured? Who does the testing? The hygrometer for humidity is a fantastic idea. I also like the part where they describe the choice of undergarments. Too many people fish with jeans under their waders.