Boa lace system maintenance

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#16
I haven't suited up in two years. I don't even remember where I used my waders and boots last. At the way I'm using this gear it will last forever or fall apart from lack of use. I don't have to wade. Most of my fishing is done from the bank. I can't walk very far anyway. My wheels are shot.

Edit: Hell, I don't even get wet in the summer time. If I happen to get my feet wet, it is just to cool off.
 
#19
I got a pair in late spring and hose them down religiously after each use (specifically directing the water jet into the side of the dial mechanism so that I get a stream of out spraying out the middle of the knob). I wear them in salt and fresh. So far--so good...know on wood...

I like the lube idea though...
 
#20
I been using BOA boots since the first Korkers came out with them. I've never broken one of the twisty lacing things (idk the technical name....) but I've have had one get so full of sand that it stopped working. The only care I give them is if I ever notice any scratching or grinding I soak them in a bucket or wash out the lacing thing until the grinding stops. Other then that I've never taken any other care. i've had 3 pairs of BOA boots and the lacing system lasts longer then the boots. I'm currently wearing the Simms BOA boot that I've had for a couple seasons of hard use and the boot is falling apart finally but the BOA is still holding strong. As far as I'm concerned BOA boots are the only way to go.
 

PT

Physhicist
#21
Seems like an ok idea but if I have to be even slightly concerned about the lacing system on my boots, I'll pass.
 
#22
I contacted BOA regarding the ability to tighten my Korkers... they suggested the "laces" were too long. UNDER THEIR WARRANTY (their call) they sent new "laces" (shorter) & the little tool to open the dial.
I love it when companies stand behind their products)
 
#23
I contacted BOA regarding the ability to tighten my Korkers... they suggested the "laces" were too long. UNDER THEIR WARRANTY (their call) they sent new "laces" (shorter) & the little tool to open the dial.
I love it when companies stand behind their products)
 
#24
I'm on my third pair of Korker boots, all of which have had the BOA laces. I've had to replace a lace now & then, not that difficult a task. And replaced free of charge by Korkers. Thank you Korkers. Same with a wheel, once. They need to be hosed down once in a while (which I am prone not to do) to wash the grit out of the tightening wheel. The little tube thingies, I just push back in with my finger nail. No big deal. I fish five (short) days a week, most all year long.
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#25
Alright guys, for those of you that spend more than a couple days on the water, what do you do to maintain your boa lace system? Last year, I switched from a standard lace boot to the Korkers with the boa lace and have LOVED them, especially for cold mornings....BUT....I find that after a few weeks, they begin to stick and the rubber insert starts to come out of each "eyelet". Thus far, I've just taken a can of wd40 and a pair of needle nose pliers to them to set everything where it's supposed to be, but would like a more long term solution as I wear my boots often and don't want to keep messing with them every week.

three years maybe 75 trips 0 maintenance and still function properly
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#29
if we are going to talk about how when and why i fish nowadays I' be glad to talk about it, i have a lot to say on the topic but this thread is not the proper place.