Were any of you in waders walking down SR302 today?

Jerry Daschofsky

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#1
If so, WTF were you doing?????? I'm hoping it was a WFF'er. But as I was driving to do my pickups in Key Center, I passed 118th Avenue on SR302. As I came around the bend there were two flyfishers, in waders, carrying fly rods, walking towards Purdy. Minter Creek is nearby, but it's totally closed, even upstream (what there is of it) this time of year. So if you're willing to fess up, WTF were you two doing walking down that crazy stretch of State Route 302 around 4pm today.

Ok, had my WTF moment today. Just a very odd sight to see at that spot. Felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. :)
 
#2
Well that's weird. On a related note, what's with people wearing waders at all this time of year? It's hot out. I was just in Montana, where it's truly hot, and people everywhere--in waders! Are they allergic to water? WTF indeed.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#4
Well that's weird. On a related note, what's with people wearing waders at all this time of year? It's hot out. I was just in Montana, where it's truly hot, and people everywhere--in waders! Are they allergic to water? WTF indeed.
Hell, If you spent 500.00 for waders you want to show them off!!!
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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Staff member
#5
Well that's weird. On a related note, what's with people wearing waders at all this time of year? It's hot out. I was just in Montana, where it's truly hot, and people everywhere--in waders! Are they allergic to water? WTF indeed.
I wet wade this time of year too. I have nice waders but won't put them on when it's warm out.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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Staff member
#10
Well, I'm hoping maybe they may know some of the beach owners (like I do :) ). But that's a suicide corner to cross in a vehicle, let alone on foot (that's 118th Ave and SR 302). Yeah, they looked pretty hot and sweaty. Even with breathables on. LOL.
 
#12
I was fishing Kelly Creek in Idaho last week. The temps were in the 90's and the water temp was in the 60's. I was wading waist deep in the water and sweating! But there were folks all decked out in waders. I even saw one guy in neoprenes!
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#13
Maybe they don't want to get their toes wet. A lot of people here in Montana from out of state wear waders. I only get my feet wet if I feel like I'm getting to hot. I haven't worn my waders since about 18 months now. I don't have to get wet to fish here. All my fishing is from the bank, I don't have to wade to get to that fishy spot. The whole stream is the fishy spot.

Maybe the people that wear their waders don't sweat. I break out in a sweat just by thinking about wearing them. I think I'll invest is some breathable hip waders.